Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

These Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes are melt in your mouth buttery shortcakes with mini chocolate chips topped with strawberries and whipped cream. Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes - melt in your mouth buttery shortcakes with mini chocolate chips topped with strawberries and whipped cream. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

It’s almost Mother’s Day. You know I have mixed emotions about Mother’s Day. I wrote all about it here. I love celebrating my mom. That’s easy. She’s practically a saint. I’m grateful to be a mom, although the praise on Mother’s Day makes me uncomfortable because I just can’t master that patience thing and I know I can be doing better.

This year my heart is heavy because I had some friends lose their 3-year-old daughter and all I can think about is how Mother’s Day is going to be so hard for them. And for my nephew who lost his mom (my sister) 8 years ago,…it’s always a rough day. Or for the people who are dear to me but have never been able to be a mom but are awesome aunts, sisters, and daughters. I want them to feel the love too. Ugh. Life is hard sometimes. As much as it’s wonderful there’s this other side that I just want to fix and make everything better.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes - melt in your mouth buttery shortcakes with mini chocolate chips topped with strawberries and whipped cream. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comMother’s Day is predictable over here. Steak, crab, and asparagus on Costco paper plates. I wouldn’t have it any other way. You know that everything tastes better when someone else fixes it for you. As if crab in butter could get any better.

Over the past couple of years I’ve tried making Strawberry Shortcake for my husband, since it’s his favorite and have failed miserably. Every time it’s been bland, dry biscuits that even strawberries and cream couldn’t mask. Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes - melt in your mouth buttery shortcakes with mini chocolate chips topped with strawberries and whipped cream. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
These shortcakes have a buttery melt in your mouth consistency IF you don’t overbake them. Depending on your oven, you’ll have to make sure you bake them until they’re golden brown on top barely but still have a soft center. You know it’s a winner when I just can’t wait to share it with you.

I personally love the little bites of chocolate the mini chocolate chips give throughout but you can totally leave them out if that’s a deal breaker for you.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes - melt in your mouth buttery shortcakes with mini chocolate chips topped with strawberries and whipped cream. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar (see note - you may not need this)
BISCUITS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar , more for sprinkling
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter , melted (plus 1 tablespoon melted butter for top of biscuits)
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream , optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine strawberries and sugar; cover and refrigerate until serving. You only need the sugar if you want to make a strawberry sauce. You can also just omit the sugar and used sliced strawberries.
  2. For the biscuits: In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk gently. Add the cream and 1/2 cup melted butter into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop 1/3 cup portions of batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. You do not want to overbake them or they will be dry. If you bake them until they just turn golden brown the middle will still be moist. Remove to wire racks to cool (or serve them slightly warm).
  4. Cut biscuits in half horizontally. Top with whipped cream and strawberries. Add biscuit tops and more whipped cream and strawberries. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
You only need the sugar if you want to make a strawberry sauce. You can also just omit the sugar and used sliced strawberries.
Source: Taste of Home
 Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes - melt in your mouth buttery shortcakes with mini chocolate chips topped with strawberries and whipped cream. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. These look delicious! Love your blog xo

  2. Mark bittman’s strawberry shortcake recipe is honestly incredible. I think you will find that I am not wrong on that one! The biscuit is perfect everytime.

  3. Hey you little genius you. This is seriously SUCH a good idea and such a fun twist on a summer classic! May or may not be droolin’ a little just from the photos.

  4. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl -these look so yummy!

  5. What a lovely serving bowl! Where did you get it?

  6. Thanks so much for acknowledging that Mothers’ Day might be less than joyful for some people. After my daughter died, the first few were pretty hard, partly because I knew how bad people felt for me. I just wanted it to be over without any fuss. We focused on our own Moms, then after my mother and mother-in-law died within a few months each other, it was different again. We just plan on something fun to do that day, preferably outside and not connected to all the hype. The Compassionate Friends, our support group for bereaved parents and siblings, offers a newsletter online, and each local chapter is very helpful, too. http://www.thecompassionatefriends.org

  7. These look wonderful! I know this weekend is hard for a lot of people. I hope you’re able to enjoy it with your mom.