I finally got around to trying out my Deck of Cards cookie cutters.
And last time I left you, I was still missing the elusive heart.
Well, spoiler alert...I found it.
Literally the next time I went to an antique store.
And also P.S....I have since seen "Deck of Cards" cookie cutters all.over.the.place. I don't know if it's a case me suddenly becoming aware of something that's been there all along; or some creepy cookie-cutter conspiracy...
(Probably the latter.)
Anyway...I was craving something sweet and we had nothing of substance in our candy bowl (this was prior to Easter, by the way. The bowl has since been filled to the brim and then nearly emptied again...) so I decided to finally break-in the "cards".
Normally for roll-out cookies, I use this recipe here.
But I was feeling lazy this time, so I cheated and bought Betty Crocker's sugar cookie mix. The recipe tells you to add an extra tablespoon of flour to the mix, if you are planning on rolling them out, rather than making drop cookies.
Well, I can tell you right now: Betty Crocker is a liar.
I would definitely not recommend these cookies for any cookie cutter projects. I ended up adding nearly a cup of flour to the mix, and they were still sticky and flimsy. (On a side note, they were quite delicious and chewy to eat, however...)
So anyway, lesson learned. Don't cut corners if you don't want to pay for it later.
For the frosting I turned to Smitten Kitchen's recipe for Black & White Cookies, and modified the initial recipe by adding red food coloring. (The recipe calls for -- after using the "white" frosting -- adding chocolate to make the "black" frosting. I added the chocolate to my red frosting with perfectly fine results.)
I ended up just dipping the cookies in the frosting (rather than spreading it on each cookie), and letting them drip from a cooling rack over a sheet of wax paper.
One note I would make is that the chocolate frosting sets really quickly, so you have to move fast if you want smooth cookies.
The cookies were the perfect antidote to my craving...and in a glorious (or terrible?) twist of events, Joe and Henry liked the "Red" cookies better, and I liked the "Black".
(Which meant I ate a lot of cookies all by myself...)
Has anybody else seen these cookie cutters out and about?