Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lipstick Cookies

Betcha never heard of a lipstick cookie before, huh?

Well that's the nickname Elli and I gave to the Pecan Shortbread cookies I made for Christmas.

I've been making this cookie forever. The recipe is from Martha. But she got it from Ina. It's an easy, reliable, totally delicious, buttery, flaky, cookie. I make it even easier by rolling the dough into a log and making them slice and bake cookies. That way I don't have to roll out the dough and use a round cookie cutter and re-chill then bake, then re-roll and cut, etc. I just slice and bake. It makes it so easy.

This year I thought I would make them fancy by rolling the dough in hot pink sugar to make them look more Christmasy. What was I thinking? I think it was the flu and the fever. I had one day of feeling good which is the day I baked. Clearly I wasn't thinking....clearly.

The result is a ridiculous looking cookie that is buttery delicious but very strange looking. Like it's been kissed by your great aunt. I'm sure Martha Stewart and Ina Garten have never seen this cookie look like this. Oops. Sorry, Martha and Ina!

We still have some in the freezer and every time someone eats one you can't help but laugh at the funny little cookie. They do taste oh so good though. So here's the recipe in case you want to make them. Just imagine what they would look like with out the hot pink (sugar) lipstick.

And now they are almost gone. These are the last five cookies.

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