Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Yippee, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! A holiday that screams red and pink, baked goods and chocolate… so I ask you, what will you be making?

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I’ll be making another batch of no-bake cookies Strawberry Shortcake Cookies to be exact!

Valentine’s Day Goodies

100% honest, I love giving and getting a box of chocolates around Valentine’s Day or any day of the year for that matter. But every now and again, you want to do something special and fun to make things special and this recipe is just the thing.

Listen, we are all busy so when I can avoid firing up the old oven, I take the opportunity. No-bake, beautiful on a plate and easy to package as gifts, these little gems are a no-brainer that everyone will love!

strawberry shortcake cookies on a white platter

What Cookies To Use

This is a recipe originally produced by the classic cookie brand, Nilla Wafer. Those little treats are probably best known for their place in Banana Pudding recipes (or my Strawberry Pudding Trifle), the company has set out to create new recipes that are sure to become classics as well.

The concept was introduced during Christmas with sky-high, three layered cookie sandwiches, layered with orange juice and raspberry jam. However, I simplified things a touch for Valentine’s Day.

half eaten no bake strawberry cookie

Filling

Two layers seemed a bit more manageable for me to make and for us to eat after they were assembled. I also decided to switch up the flavors. I nixed the orange juice and swapped the raspberry for a Valentine’s Day favorite – strawberry!

Not a fan of strawberry? Use whatever flavor jam or jelly you are craving at the moment. The jam tucked between the Nilla Wafers will soften the cookies just enough to give them a cake-like consistency and the chocolate holds everything together.

close up of halved strawberry cookie sandwich

You’ll have a good amount of leftover white chocolate after dipping, purely because it is impossible to dip using a sparse amount. I used the remaining chocolate to dip strawberries or make super easy Chocolate Caramel Pretzels.

ONE. Evenly spread strawberry jam on the flat side of 12 Nilla wafers. Top with another Nilla wafer to make a sandwich. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours, but up to 24 hours.

filling nilla wafers with jam

TWO. In a double boiler, or in the microwave, melt candy melts and shortening. Stir until smooth.

Place one cookie on a fork and dip into white chocolate, covering on all sides and tapping to get excess chocolate off. Remove to a cooling rack with parchment or aluminum foil underneath to catch the drippings.

dipping nilla wafer cookies in white chocolate

THREE. If adding sprinkles, do so while chocolate is still tacky. Otherwise, additional melted chocolate or frosting can be added after candy melts have set. Allow to cool at room temperature until chocolate sets.

decorating cookies drizzled with pink chocolate

Do not store in the refrigerator, but in an airtight container in a cool place.

cookies setting on parchment paper

Make Them Pretty

For decoration, go wild. You can use colored chocolates, get sprinkles, or use little cake decorations. Embellish and personalize your Strawberry Shortcake Cookies however you like for a one of a kind gift.

These cookies are perfect for parties or gatherings. They are even better to give to your someone special. Pop them in a box and tie it up with a ribbon and you have a gorgeous, homemade treat.

You can also make them with other pink treats like Pink Lemonade Cupcakes and Strawberry Cake Mix Brownies.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

4.60 from 37 votes
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are a easy to make no-bake cookies that sandwich vanilla wafers with jam and are then dipped in white chocolate.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 24 Nilla wafer cookies
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 12- ounce bag white candy melts
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Embellishments of your choice
  • strawberries optional

Instructions

  • Evenly spread strawberry jam on the top side of 12 Nilla wafers. Top with another Nilla wafer. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours, but up to 24 hours.
    fill with strawberry jam
  • In a double boiler, or in the microwave, melt candy melts and shortening. Stir until smooth.
  • Place one cookie on a fork and dip into white chocolate, covering on all sides and tapping to get excess chocolate off. Remove to a cooling rack with parchment or aluminum foil underneath to catch the drippings.
    coating cookie sandwiches
  • If adding sprinkles, do so while chocolate is tacky. Otherwise, additional melted chocolate drizzle or frosting can be added after candy melts have set. Allow to set at room temperature. You can place them in the fridge, but when removed, they will sweat.
  • Do not store in the refrigerator, but in an airtight container in a cool place.
    setting chocolate covered sandwiches
  • If you tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings.

Nutrition

Calories: 235 kcal, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 76 mg, Potassium: 96 mg, Sugar: 23 g, Vitamin A: 10 IU, Vitamin C: 0.7 mg, Calcium: 58 mg, Iron: 0.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 235
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry shortcake
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close up of strawberry cookies and halved cookie bite
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Not only are these gorgeous, they are so easy my older kids could make these all by themselves. I wouldn’t have thought to color and drizzle the left-over melted chocolate.

  2. I love these. Strawberry shortcake can now be enjoyed year round and not just summer. My husband loves strawberry shortcake. He’s going to get a kick out of these. Pinned!

  3. 5 stars
    Those look heavenly. It has been years since I had anything strawberry shortcake related. Those cookies need to be in my possession right now.

  4. You bring these over and I’ll provide the wine, ahem I meant MILK, yeah Milk, that’s the ticket! LOL

    NOM NOM NOM

  5. Those are the cutest little treats! I could gobble up dozens of them. Then I’d have to make another batch to share.