We did not have the prepackaged mix mentioned in the original recipe, so they made a very basic Snickerdoodle recipe they had used in their middle school home economics class. They left out the cinnamon, and poof, sugar cookie batter.
They divided the batter into four containers and then dyed each a different color.
It was kind of like coloring eggs...'tis the season! Once the batter was colored they grabbed small pieces of each hue and rolled them together.
Now, I was only half paying attention when they told me what they were planning to bake. I heard something about sugar cookies, but when I saw the colors and the molding going on, I really thought they were working with Play Doh! The colors were that bright and they were rolling and shaping and sculpting.
...tell me this doesn't look like Play Doh!
When they were done playing, I mean baking, they rolled some of the dough in sprinkles and popped all of the cookies on the baking sheet.
They were certainly colorful when they emerged from the oven! They smelled like sugar cookies and I am probably a really bad mother for not tasting their creations, but they still really looked like Play Doh and I just could not eat one. Hubby had no problem with the taste test. In fact, he tasted my portion, too.
I would like to end my story by saying that they will be a lovely addition to our Easter table, but sadly, they are already gone. We've had a houseful of guests this week and apparently, no one else has an aversion to eating Play Doh.
How about you...do you color cookies or do you color eggs?
Sugar cookie batter:
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, combine sugar/ butter until light and fluffy
Blend in vanilla and eggs
Mix in flour, cream of tarter, baking soda and salt
Bake on the center rack for 8-10 minutes
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