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Canada Day Dessert- Strawberry Shortcake Mini Bites

Canada Day is almost here and I am thinking delicious patriotic desserts 🙂

Thank fully, Gay Lea’s Real Whipped Cream is just the thing I need to make the perfect red and white treats this year. 

Canada Day Dessert- Strawberry Shortcake Mini Bites

 As you might know Gay Lea’s Real Whipped Cream is made from real cream. They are nut free and Kosher and Halal certified. So no worries there.

If you love the flavors in strawberry shortcake, but want to enjoy them in an easy to eat mini bite, this strawberry shortcake mini bites recipe is for you! You can whip up your own batch of mini bites in just seconds, and enjoy Canada Day in style.

This Strawberry Shortcake Mini Bites also work as a taste of summer anytime of the year.

As you can see, they are perfect for little hands to enjoy, or would make a sweet addition to your summer parties, showers, and other events. Here is how you can get started making your own strawberry shortcake mini bites.

Canada Day Dessert- Strawberry Shortcake Mini Bites

Canada Day Dessert- Strawberry Shortcake Mini Bites

Ingredients

Canada Day Dessert- Strawberry Shortcake Mini Bites

Sugar cookies (You can buy premade, use a break and bake variety, or make your own)
Fresh strawberries, rinsed
Gay Lea’s Real Whipped cream
Crème de Mint flavoring, optional
Sugar, optional

Use your own preferences when deciding on the cookie for this project. As mentioned you can use pre-made, break and bake, or use your favorite sugar cookie recipe. You do want the cookies to be smaller, bite size if at all possible. That is what will keep them portable and easy to enjoy. If there is another cookie you wish to try this recipe with, go for it! Any shortbread or vanilla flavored cookie will do the trick and work well with this recipe.

Directions

1. Begin by chopping your strawberries.  

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A rough chop works, just as long as they are small cubes or chunks when done. If you wish for some extra sweetness, feel free to sprinkle the chopped strawberries with a dusting of granulated sugar.

 
2. Soften the Gay Lea Real Whipped cream by stirring it. Add a few drops of Crème de Mint flavoring if you wish for your cakes to have a little minty flavor. If not, you can skip this step. Should you want a little color, don’t be afraid to add a drop of food coloring to the whip. It is an easy way to add a pop of color.

 
3. Spoon some whip cream onto a cookie and then top with the chopped strawberries. You can either add another layer of whipped cream or go ahead and top with an additional cookie to finish the sandwich off.

Your Canada day dessert is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve them with milk, coffee, or even tea for an after dinner treat that you can’t beat!

Canada Day Dessert- Strawberry Shortcake Mini Bites

Summer is upon us, so get into the spirit with these easy to make and even easier to enjoy strawberry shortcake mini bites. They are sure to become a family favorite and summertime staple!

Also, remember  Gay Lea’s Facebook page is running a contest called Nordi-Cows,  an interactive game.   To participate, visit  Gay Lea’s page to pick your favourite cow, and milk her twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the evening. The more you milk your cow, the more chances there are to win  great weekly prizes. You have to hurry though, the contest finishes end of this month. Good Luck to all the participants.

As always, sign up for Gay Lea’s newsletter for great recipe ideas and information on their products. Happy baking! 🙂

Have a wonderful Canada day everyone!

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Influence Central and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    heidi c.
    30 October, 2015 at 1:31 am

    These are so cute! Love the colours!

  • Reply
    Dee
    21 May, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I love strawberry shortcake, and I would definitely love these! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  • Reply
    Liz Latham
    22 May, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I love strawberry shortcake in any form! These look so amazing! I love that they are for Canada Day as well! Thanks for linking up with delicious dishes recipe party!

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