Serve the unexpected with this Strawberry Shortcake Appetizer!  Planning a party and only serving appetizers?  Most guests will expect the appetizers to be savory.  Surprise them with this fun and delicious twist on a dessert favorite.

Strawberry Shortcake Appetizer - Lady Behind The Curtain

Serve this delicious Strawberry Shortcake Appetizer at your next party and your guests will keep coming back for more!  Having a GOOD appetizer that can be made in advance is what every hostess dreams of.  The biscuits can be made the day before and the shortcakes can be put together the morning of your party.  This is a quick and easy appetizer!  With layers of sugar biscuits, whipped topping and strawberries.

Planning a party and only serving appetizers?  Most guests will expect the appetizers to be savory.  Surprise them with this fun and delicious twist on a dessert favorite.

Strawberry Shortcake Appetizer

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 34 minutes

Yield: 20 Appetizers

Strawberry Shortcake Appetizer


  • 1 - can of Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • 20 large strawberries, 2 slices per strawberry (use the leftovers for a salad)
  • 1 - tub cool whip, defrosted
  • 20 skewers, cut to size
  • 1-1/2 inch biscuit cutter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll a biscuit into a 5-inch circle.
  3. Cut 7 - 1-1/2 inch circles and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
  4. Whisk together the egg white and water. Brush on each biscuit and sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. While the biscuits are baking prepare the strawberries.
  7. Cut two 1/2 inch slices from each strawberry and use the leftovers for a salad.
  8. Keep the two slices stacked on themselves so you can use the same strawberry for one skewer. This way they fit together better.
  9. Once the biscuits are baked, transfer to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before constructing the skewers.
  10. Then start layering; biscuit, strawberry, cool whip, do this twice ending with a third biscuit on top.
  11. TIP: Place the bottom biscuit round on the platter and then pierce with skewer. This will help the shortcake stand.
    TIP: For an cleaner application fill a piping bag with the cool whip.
  12. One can of biscuits made 20 appetizers. That's WITHOUT using the scraps. If you use the scraps you'll need to adjust the ingredients for extra.






Strawberry Shortcake Appetizer — 51 Comments

  1. These look beautiful and I’m sure they are delicious too! We’d love for you to share it at our Beautify It Monday Link party going on now at!

  2. As always, your recipes are a big hit!!! YUM~ :) I am so happy to see you on my blog and your fabulous recipe shared with us at Kids in the Kitchen link up. You already know how much of a fan I am on your blog! Thanks for linking up! Have a blessed week and so happy to be sharing our recipes~ come back next Tuesday to show us what you have made! :)

  3. can’t wait to try this. I have 1 daughter getting married and 1 daughter pregnant, I think this will be wonderful for both showers! Thanks for this creative recipe!!!

  4. These were a hit at a recent gathering. Made a few hours in advance which softened the biscuits a bit and made them actually taste more like shortbread. Was worried about sogginess – but no problem with that. The top of a gallon milk jug was perfect “cutter” for biscuits. I used original Grands btw. Only thing I changed is put 2 biscuits on each skewer and topped with decorative strawberry piece. 3 biscuits were starting to make it top heavy and they had the tendancy to toppling over. I live food on skewers!

  5. How fun and easy! I made these for my bunco ladies tonight and I assembled them in about 15-20 mins this morning. I sprinkled them with cinnamon sugar and just might drizzle them with little melted chocolate too.
    Very easy and light. Thanks for sharing!

  6. My sister made this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner. Not only was it a show stopper, but it could not have been a bigger hit. All around, this is a great tasting, and visually impressive desert.

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  8. I made these for the Fourth of July and they came out delicious! Except I used little star cookie cutter instead of the circle one and I added blueberries! But it came out amazing and everyone loved them!

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