Lemon Poppy Seed Berry Shortcakes

Elegant dessert can be simple and rustic too with my Lemon Poppy Seed Berry Shortcakes. I love the idea of having dessert, but the thought of making it can be overwhelming, especially when you see such pretty and intricate desserts on a daily basis. If I’m going to make a dessert, I don’t want to break a […]


Strawberry Cream Pie with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

This beautiful Strawberry Cream Pie with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust came together in the blink of an eye. It was literally as simple as asking, “What should I bake?” And just minutes later, this pie materialized in my mind. Where did the idea come from? Sometimes, I really don’t know. There are times when my […]


Strawberry Milkshake Bites

We’ve been making a lot of mini treats lately on Smart Cookie. Just a few days ago, we made teeny tiny Cookies & Cream Brownie Cookie Cups, and last week, we had hand-held Pasta Marinara Garlic Bread Bowls. Maybe my fascination with all things mini is because I myself am mini (5’1” and proud). Whatever […]


Strawberry Lemon Oreo Poppy Seed Sugar Cookie Bars

Like any proud American, I am an Oreo lover. Although I appreciate and respect the quality and integrity of a homemade cookie, I can’t help being attached to the nostalgia and comfort found in an Oreo. Whenever they release a new or limited edition flavor, it’s like a mini holiday for me. I’ve tried almost […]


Strawberry Lemonade Bars

I often struggle with summer recipes because most people crave fresh, fruity things, whereas I don’t care much for fruit. I prefer chocolate all year-long. However, I ultimately want to make y’all happy, so I am constantly stepping out of my comfort zone to make things you’ll like. For example, I knew I couldn’t bring […]


Mini Strawberry Cookies & Cream Ice Box Cakes

Here’s something to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day: Ice Box Cakes. Okay, that’s probably not what you were expecting, but ice box cakes are a wonderful option. They are so simple, but so impressive. I mean, have you seen anything cuter than these Mini Strawberry Cookies & Cream Ice Box Cakes?


Coconut Macaroons w/ Fresh Strawberry Whipped Cream

Guys, we need to talk about coconut macaroons. They are one tragically underrated treat. Most people are too wrapped up in cookies to remember the old macaroon, but here’s the truth: tasty as cookies are, they require a bit more effort than macaroons. With cookies, there are so many ingredients, and you can’t add them […]


Stuffed Strawberry French Toast Roll-Ups

I have to apologize to you guys because I neglected a very important meal of the day: breakfast. I’ve posted over 500 amazing recipes on here since starting Smart Cookie almost 2 years ago, but a very small portion of them are breakfast-related. I didn’t plan for that, nor were there any anti-breakfast biases involved; […]


Strawberry Coconut Macaroons

I get a lot of traits from my mother, but my paralyzing indecisiveness is not one of my favorites. For me, trying to make a decision, even a simple one, is a huge struggle. I used to wonder how I got to be that way, why I couldn’t do something as basic as choosing an […]