Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma’s Biscuits

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Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.

Don't you just love berry season? It seems like it came early this year here in our little corner of Arkansas. Every year around this time I have to make all the things with delicious fresh-picked strawberries, including strawberry cream pie, strawberry freezer jam, and strawberry shortcake. Because who doesn't love a good old-fashioned strawberry shortcake, especially when it involves Grandma's biscuits?

Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.

And of course, the star of the show… Red, juicy strawberries.

Speaking of Grandma's Biscuits…

For as long as I can remember, Grandma kept a slip of paper taped to the inside of her cabinet door. That slip of paper held her favorite biscuit recipe, handwritten in her own handwriting. My mom now has that same slip of paper taped to the inside of her cabinet door. And I'm considering writing out the recipe and taping it to the inside of our cabinet.

Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.
Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.

We love making these biscuits. They can be rolled out or dropped. For this particular recipe, I actually grabbed spoonfuls and shaped them by hand, so they were more like drop biscuits. I also added in a teaspoon of sugar just to add a li'l sweetness to the recipe since I planned to use them for strawberry shortcake.

Gobs of Creamy Whipped Cream

Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.

Before I actually created this recipe, I had this idea to add cream cheese to the homemade whipped cream I planned to make. Dan wasn't sure it would work; frankly, I wasn't either. But like I've said before, cream cheese is one of my favorite ingredients. Ever.

Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.

Well, it worked. The whipped cream is so creamy and flavorful. It definitely adds a special touch to the shortcake.

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Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.

Below is the printable recipe for this scrumptious old-fashioned strawberry shortcake using Grandma's biscuits. Enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake made with a cream cheese whipped cream, Grandma's biscuits, and juicy red strawberries! Print the recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma's Biscuits.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  • For the biscuits, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Use a pastry blender to blend flour mixture together with cold sliced butter. Continue until mixture is well blended.
  • Add milk to mixture, and mix well. You should be left with a somewhat sticky but still manageable dough.
  • Grab spoonfuls of dough and shape into biscuits about 3/4 inch thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 425° for about 15-20 minutes, or until tops are beginning to turn golden.
  • Meanwhile, wash strawberries.
  • Mix together cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar to form a whipped cream.
  • Once the biscuits have cooled, slice a biscuit in half.
  • Place bottom half of biscuit on plate. Add a layer of sliced strawberries, followed by a generous layer of whipped cream, then another layer of sliced strawberries. Top with the top half of the biscuit.
  • Add a small dollop of whipped cream to the top, followed by a whole strawberry.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 411mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g
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12 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake with Grandma’s Biscuits”

  1. My grandma’s and mother recipe was the same, though theirs called for way more sugar than a teaspoon. Their recipe calls for a 1/4 cup! The whipped cream had only a couple of Tablespoons of sugar. Guess with a sweeter biscuit you don’t need the super sweet topping.

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  2. Iam looking for Gama’s strawberry shortcake recipe,,,was. Lost,,were like dropped Bizkit,,,but we’re real chalky and white color,and hard,,,were not flufy at all ,,,,
    I would go to a old Methodist shortcake fest ,,and we’re made like hers,,can u help me?

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