I promised to post the good the bad and the ugly. Well, here’s a “they taste good, but I am very disappointed”…
It is our turn to bring snacks to Cam’s pre-K class. They are supposed to relate to the letter R. I wanted to make ROUND banana chocolate chip mini donuts, but Cam insisted we make the heart cookies from his Disney cookbook – they have RED cranberries and candy centers.
The ended up looking pretty and tasting pretty good, but the whole process was an exercise in frustration. First, Cam bagged on helping me shortly after finishing crushing the candies.
The dough started out looking good when I creamed the butter and sugars…
But was way too dry after adding all the ingredients.
You can see the cracks in the dough before I chilled it.
It was totally un-rollable. I eventually added a little water and was able to roll it and cut out the hearts.
The recipe said it would make 3 dozen cookies, I got half that many. My cutter may have been bigger than what they used, but I don’t think so. Then, based on the recipe, there was not enough candy to fill the hearts, so I went searching throughout house for red or pink hard candies to crush, luckily, I found some.
Without any more candy, I decided to use the remaining dough to make some little solid hearts. That would also work well if any of the kids didn’t want the candy-filled cookies.
In the end, it worked out and I have plenty of cookies to send to school.
But I do not trust the recipe enough to share it here. If you want to try it, let me know and I will send you the recipe.