Strawberry Shortcake Cookies ~ Otis Spunkmeyer Copycat Recipe

06/09/2014 12:00 pm · 13 comments

by A Thrifty Mom

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies, Money Saving Recipes, Otis Spunkmeyer Copycat Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies by Tiffany

I’m a total sucker for sweet little babies coming to my door selling cookies. Mothers of Girl Scouts, yes, this means your children. 😉 But in all reality it’s any and all kids that come a knockin’ selling ANY kind of cookie. Recently, I had a cutie selling frozen Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough for a school fundraiser. I bought a container. Helloooo! Who can turn down cookies, especially from a cutie?! Well, I’m sure there’s plenty of people who can, but me?! Um… that would be a HUGE NO! That’s probably why I have way too much junk in my trunk – if you get what I’m sayin’. 😉

Anywaaays… When I was looking through the cookie brochure, I came across a cookie that struck my fancy. I’m always on the prowl for different flavored goodies I can recreate at home and this was one of them. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies – packed full of white chips, sweet dried strawberry craisins and tart dried cranberries. A blast of flavor coming at you in these babies! Enjoy. And thank you Otis, for the inspiration.

Oh! And one more thing… (I know, sorry, I’m a jibber jabber this week.;)  These smell absolutely fabulous! I wish I could bottle the smell somehow, someway. I was thinking about placing one in each bedroom as a  freshener… no, not really. I’m just kidding. Sides, I most likely would forget that I put them in the rooms and find them a week later- all moldy. But yeah, they smelled that good!

Yields approx. 2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/2 cup butter, salted, room temp.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon 100% pure vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried strawberry flavored craisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer, beat Crisco, butter and sugars until light and fluffy for approx. 10 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine flour and baking soda; whisk.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture to creamed mixture.
  5. Next, stir in vanilla milk chips, dried strawberry craisins and dried cranberries.
  6. Shape cookie dough into approx 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Remove cookies from oven and let set on baking sheet for approx. 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in a sealed container or freeze in gallon sized Ziplock bags for later use.


I found my strawberry craisins in the bulk section in the bins at our local Winco.


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Ingard Smith Rueda

I just


What can I use in place of crisco?


I don’t like to use crisco. Can I replace with another ingredient ?

Tiffany D
So glad you liked them @IngardRueda ! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. It means so much! @harleyman888  What I meant by they were the same, was the concept, that they could use either one, not the ingredients in the chips. Sorry, should have been more clear. 🙂 The chips I used were not imitation, so I thought – chocolate vanilla milk chips. I’m assuming they call them vanilla milk chips, because they are white??? What do you think? Could there be something in there that is imitation? I thought I was careful at reading my ingredients. The ones I bought were made with sugar,… Read more »

Made this over the weekend and they were a HUGE hit… Hubby wants me to ONLY make these. SUPER good!!! Thanks


vanilla milk chips are NOT the same as white chocolate chips. They are imitation white chocolate. Avoid them like the plague.


Oh yum! I pinned this!


YUM!  Pinned these! 🙂


I noticed there’s no salt in the recipe. Does it taste OK without or do you had some?


@ElishaC She used salted butter, I think that covers it. 🙂

Tiffany D

Thanks so very much ladies! xxxx


So yummy!  Pinned these!


I need to make these!!! They look so good!


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