If you try to make those 36 cookies you had better change the cooking directions to under 8 minutes or so.
- Recipe says you need 1 stick or 1/2 cup butter. No problem.
- Recipe says you need 1 TBSN water. I had to use 2 TBSNS. (Next time I make I am going to use brewed coffee 2 TBSNS to see what happens. I will also add 1/2 tsp. coffee flavoring)
- Recipe says you need 1 egg. I use LARGE egg that had large yolk.
- I read instructions wrong and used a TBSN so the cookies were much bigger and I only got 14 (I ate a lot of the dough) so there would have been 16. (no 24 cookies - mine weren't rounded but big.)
- It said in instructions to put cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. I used parchment paper and since I thought the cookies too big and thick I sprayed with cooking spray!! I baked the cookies 11 minutes. SEE BELOW WHAT I GOT!! Cooking is fun!! Since I didn't make them to give away or for company I will cut them apart!!
I will make them again and not spray the pan!! I will also use two pans!! Just use parchment paper or foil and NO PAN CLEANING. I don't mind showing my mistakes because if you have EVER COOKED or BAKED anything you have made 1 or more mistakes along the line.
They taste good!!
Other experiments I might try:
Instead of coffee these flavors go well with molasses:
This is what your cookies should look like. Nothing in the recipe about putting sugar on the outside which shown on the package photo above. So next time I will sprinkle with granulated sugar.
NOTE: Don't buy all those colored sugar sprinkles. Make your own CHEAP colored sugars from an easy recipe I got from Sandra Lee on the FoodNetwork.com a few years ago. Can store them in individual bags and use again. (If you don't have some of the colors use a color wheel or your ingenuity & mix up colors to make colors!!!!!!!!!!!
For your cookies:
Halloween: orange and black sugar
Thanksgiving: orange and brown
Christmas: red and green
Valentines Day: pink and/or red
St Patrick's Day: green
Mother's Day: pink and blue
Father's Day: multiple
Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day: red, white and blue
OR USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
Could put on cakes, cupcakes, pies, etc!!!!!!!!!!!
For colored sanding sugar:
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 to 10 drops each food coloring in 2 different colors
My notes: Put the sugar in a plastic bag, add drops of food coloring and zip bag shut and shake around till all sugar is coated. Then open bags and rest the bags. I would leave bags or bag open a little bit to make sure the liquid is dry.
This is what your cookies should look like. There is a SCRATCH cookie recipe at the site on the photo.