Short(bread) and Sweet

by Sarah on May 30, 2011 · 18 comments

This is what happens……when Miss Smart stumbles upon an unopened sleeve of Girl Scout Trefoils (what would commonly be called “the shortbread ones”) in the Teachers’ Lounge…
…and obviously takes them home, for some purpose at the time unknown.Until today, when a mix of Total 2% Fage Greek yogurt and a dash of vanilla extract…
…made its way onto each of the shortbread cookies.
And some sliced up strawberries…[Once hulled, I keep them stored with a paper towel, because someone once told me it helps to keep them from getting moldy? If that's not true, I don't really care.]
…found their way on top.
The easiest, re-invented strawberry shortcake I’ve ever seen.

I think she’d be proud.[Source]
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Strawberry Shortbread Bites
[Makes 2 Dozen]
24 prepared shortbread cookies
3/4 cup 2% Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
24 strawberry slices

1. Mix together the yogurt and the vanilla extract.
2. Lay shortbread cookies out onto a plate or platter.
3. Top each cookie with a teaspoon (or so) of vanilla yogurt and a sliced strawberry.
4. Enjoy!

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Maria May 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm

So cute. I've heard the paper towel trick for herbs, but not strawberries. I do know that you are supposed to wash them with a wet paper towel and not rinse them under a stream of water.

I do not follow this though, because it takes up too much time. Like you, I sometimes don't even bother washing my fruit. A little dirt doesn't hurt.

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Maris(In Good Taste) May 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

What an awesome use of Girl Scout cookies! I loved Strawberry Shortcake dolls when I was a kid!

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Sara May 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Oh man, that sounds so damn good right now. Curse me, eating all my trefoils right after I got them!!

I'll just have to stick with my strawberries and reddi whip until next girl scout cookie season!

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Leila May 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Adorable. Ahh strawberry season is almost upon us. But my dog keeps laying directly on top of my strawberry plants.

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Eden May 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Strawberry shortcake looked kinda kinky to me. Poor girl, I'm sure she was made fun of at school when people called her a " fire crotch"

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blissfulbritt May 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Ahhhh so easy yet SO perfect! YUUMM..good call on snaggin those cookies!

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Nina May 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Sarah! I ♥ these! What a yummo creation and perfect use of the left over cookies! Perfect , easy summer treat! You rock! xo

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thehungryscholar May 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm

That is so easy and great for my lazy hostess-ness.

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divinelyvegan May 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Haha this is awesome!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

amazing in its simplicity! i want one

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Carlyn May 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

What a brilliant idea.. such a summery dessert!

I think this would be a really cute idea for a party with a bunch of other "small bite" foods like cucumber sandwiches (:

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kate May 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

very cute! i am not a huge fan of naked trefoils but dressing up them up like this would be quite fun. thank you for the suggestion :)

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Meri May 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I love this- very easy with pantry staples! (well, if cookies are a pantry staple, which they are for me…)
These would be really cute for a party too!

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eatliveaustin May 30, 2011 at 11:51 pm

looks so yummy, yet so simple to make! i honestly think i have some trefoils lying around…

sarah

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alivaux May 31, 2011 at 7:46 am

:) fond memories of girl scouts and these look super yum!

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Christina May 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

oooh i love those cookies. and you made them even cuter! what a nice little treat. :)

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Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 May 31, 2011 at 11:01 am

How smart! They're adorable and so easy, too. I love it.

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pumpedforpumpkin May 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

wow these look amazing! I love strawberries. they're so fresh right now too. what a perfect way to use them up :)

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