Strawberry Shortbread Icicles

Everyone loves a good strawberry shortcake recipe -- this one is themed around Christmas.

Strawberry Shortbread Icicles
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
3 dozen wedges


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup strawberry preserves

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon ground pink peppercorns

  • 2 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • Coarse decorating sugar (optional)

  • 1 recipe icing, (recipe below)

  • Silver or white nonpareils (optional)


  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In mixing bowl beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, preserves, vanilla, peppercorns, and 1/4 tsp. salt; beat until well-combined. Beat in as much flour as you can; stir in remaining by hand.

  3. On lightly floured surface roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use 6-to 7-inch round scallop-edge tart pan to cut rounds, re-rolling and cutting as needed (will have 3 to 4 rounds total). Using two spatulas, transfer 1 or 2 rounds to each prepared baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Using a pizza cutter, randomly cut rounds in wedges; do not separate. Lightly brush with milk; sprinkle with coarse sugar.

  4. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until center are set and edges begin to brown. Remove baking sheets from oven. Recut wedges; let cool slightly on pan. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  5. Ice cooled shortbread; arrange nonpareils. Makes about 3 dozen wedges.


  1. In bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in additional milk for spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

96 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 96
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 13mg 0%
Folate, total 16.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.