February 9, 2013

Pink Galore

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I really wanted to do pink cookies this year.  You can buy hot pink food coloring, but I figured I could just mix red and create a pink color anyway.

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!


  1. Woah, pink cookies!!!!!! How fun:) Yes, I've thought the same thing. We always say that when boys wear pink it's not very manly, but who decided that? Definitely something to think on

    1. Well I don't think it's unmanly! I mean, do we think girls look boyish in blue?? I am soooo making those Mary Frances!!!

  2. I think God created beauty for our enjoyment. We love pink roses, a pink sunset, or a baby's pink toes. I think the reason we think of pink as "girly" is because we usually associate beauty with women rather than with men.

    But, on the other hand, I have a brother who enjoys wearing pink who is definitely NOT girly. :)

    Those are my thoughts, for what they are worth!


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