This is an amazing dessert. Once you've had the real thing you won't want to go back to those yucky spongy things from the grocery store!
1 quart strawberries, sliced
1/2 to 1 cup of sugar
fresh whipped cream whipped with a little vanilla & sugar
2 cups flour
3 Tblsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
Mix sliced berries with sugar and let stand for an hour or so- they'll make their own juice.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder & salt; cut in the shortening. (I use a pastry cutter but a butter knife & fork will do- or a quick wiz in a food processor) Cut together until mixture resembles crumbs. Stir in milk just until blended. Gently smooth out the dough into a ball on a lightly floured surface. Knead a couple of times be careful not to overwork it- that will make them tough, then roll to about 3/4 of an inch thickness. Cut with a biscuit cutter- heart shaped cookie cutters work great too. Place an inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet & bake until just golden for 10-12 minutes. When they are cooled cut them in half & spoon strawberries then whipped cream into the middle & top.