Yesterday I spent four and a half hours on these cookies. I am not making this up. The most ridiculous part, however, is not the amount of time that it took. It’s that I made them for my son’s classroom Valentine’s Day party. I’m sure all of those 8th grade boys will spend LOADS of time appreciating the work that went into them. And by loads I mean the 2 seconds it takes to either shove them into their mouths whole or use as projectiles in a sugar fueled food fight.
In retrospect, I think dying the dough three different colors was a wee bit ambitious, though my favorite cookies turned out to be the ones made from rolling the scraps together. And yes, I am aware that Martha Stewart is not losing sleep over facing me in a cookie decorating throwdown.
Speaking of Martha, here is the recipe I used if any of you have a spare half day to devote to baking cookies. I didn’t even get to the making of the filling and turning them into sandwich cookies part!
I doubled the recipe and ended up with 58 cookies using a 2 1/2 inch wide cookie cutter.
photos via the aesthete and the dilettante