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1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch round cake pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.Make Shortcake::
2. Combine flour, the 1/4 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt in large bowl. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Beat milk and egg in glass measure. Gradually add milk mixture to dry ingredients, tossing with a fork until dry ingredients are just moistened and dough begins to hold together. On lightly floured surface, gather dough into a ball; knead gently 3 to 4 times just until smooth. Gently press into prepared pan.Make Glaze::
3. Brush top of dough with the 2 teaspoons cream, then sprinkle evenly with the 2 teaspoons sugar.
4. Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until top of shortcake is golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Run a small knife around edge of pan and invert onto rack. Remove pan and invert cake again right side up onto rack; cool completely.Make Filling::
5. Meanwhile, mash 1-1/2 cups of the strawberries with the 6 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl. Slice and stir in remaining strawberries. Stir in lemon juice. Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and strawberries are juicy.Make Whipped Cream::
6. Beat the 1-1/2 cups cream, the 2 tablespoons sugar and the vanilla in large bowl on high speed of electric mixer to soft peaks.To assemble::
7. Split shortcake in half horizontally. Transfer bottom half to large dessert plate. Spoon half of the filling over bottom, then top with half of the whipped cream. Cover cream with remaining half of shortcake; spoon on remaining cream and berries. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired. Cut into 8 wedges. Makes 8 servings.To make individual shortcakes::
8. Grease a large cookie sheet. On lightly floured surface, roll shortcake dough 1/2 inch thick. With a 3-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out circles and transfer to prepared sheet. Gather and re-roll scraps to make 8 biscuits total. Glaze. Bake 16 to 18 minutes, or until tops are golden. Cool on wire rack. Split horizontally, then fill as directed.