Well, there was a lot of trial and error. My first batch I used brown sugar and butter and that creates a not so pink color. Well, they look okay, but not the hot pink I was going for. So instead of trying a whole new batch and possible waste ingredients, I decided to do a single serve. And it worked! You need all white ingredients to keep it a hot pink, so I used shortening, white sugar and milk.
|These is the first batch.|
Singe Serve Pink Cookie
These could work for girl baby showers and breast cancer awareness as well as Valentine's.
1/2 tbsp. shortening or butter
Red food coloring
2 tsp. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
1/16 tsp. baking soda or cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
Milk (to achieve right consistency)
Handful of chocolate chips
Mix shortening and red food coloring until you reach desired color. Add sugar, flour, soda and salt until mixed. Add milk (not very much) until you reach desired consistency. Stir in chocolate chips and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Even if it looks underbaked, take it out because it does continue to bake on the pan. Let cool and enjoy!
For the not so pink cookies, you can take your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe and add a lot of food coloring. But as you can see, the single serve achieves the hot pinkness. Because I didn't want to make another batch of chocolate chip cookies (even though the recipe we have is really good . . . shortening makes cookies so soft!) I made it single serve, but I'm sure you could use a regular recipe with eggs, etc, and it would turn out great! Just remember, no brown sugar and no vanilla (as much as I love vanilla!)
I've always wondered: Pink is the color of love and is yet considered a girly color. I understand why that is, yet at the same time, I don't. Would God consider certain colors girly? He created the distinction between man and woman, but does that include colors our culture defines as feminine?
Let me know your thoughts! I'm curious to hear them!