Valentine’s Day is approaching and there are a few related cookies in the app. I decided to start with Hugs and Kisses Sugar (and chocolate) Cookies.
2 separate recipes in 1? Martha, you crazy! Or is it me that’s crazy for going for it?
These looked pretty simple. Mix, roll, cut, bake. I didn’t realize how long it would take.
Since there are 2 recipes, I’ll break each down into 2 parts.
SUGAR COOKIES – PART 1
These are going to be simple.
Check out that action shot! Falling butter!
It looked like yellow cottage cheese at this step. Blech.
Look, Ma, no guard!
Okay. Moving on to the chocolate cookies.
CHOCOLATE – PART 1
Whoops. My butter was frozen. A few seconds in the microwave won’t hurt.
A little more complicated than the sugar cookie.
I realized today that I’m balding! Look at that spot on my head! UGH!
Step 5: Add flour mixture
(not pictured. whoops)
SUGAR COOKIES – PART 2
I thought the recipe said to chill for 2 hours, so I waited a little longer than I should have.
Cute, right? I know.
What. Is. This? There is a video for rolling dough in the app and it DOES NOT look like this when she’s done. I even pressed around the edges before rolling. Remember when I said this recipe would be simple?
Do you like those cutters? I got them at Target. Oh, and if you’re wondering why there’s a spatula there, it’s to lift the dough to make sure it isn’t sticking.
Martha suggests chilling at each step for the “most perfect cookie”
CHOC-O/CHO-X – PART 2
LOOK AT THAT! This one was still cracking, but looked better. This dough had a fudge consistency, so maybe that’s why.
Another reason to love my tiered cooling rack! Working on the top while the finished cookies were chilling out on the bottom. If you have zero to limited counter space, you need this. Okay, Wilton, I’m ready for my check.
Step 3: Sprinkle with sanding sugar and bake.
Sanding took so long, I forgot to take a picture. Don’t judge me. Getting loose sugar to stay on top of not sticky dough isn’t easy!
They look pretty good. They taste like…well, sugar cookies and chocolate cookies. But they’ll make me win your heart for sure!
OMG THERE IS A VIDEO FOR THIS RECIPE ONLINE THAT IS NOT IN THE APP! Update your app, Martha! I’m pissed.
Yields: 7 dozen (3 1/2 for each recipe)
I got: 4 dozen (I only used about half the dough. The rest is still in the fridge.
Start time: 7:05
End time: 11:00 (3 hours, 55 minutes)
Martha’s estimated time: 1 hour, 33 minutes (for each recipe…so really maybe 2 hours, 6 minutes)
What did I learn?
- Sugar cookies are not as simple as they look.
- Rolling dough is difficult.
What do I need to learn?
- How do I roll dough without it cracking? If that were a pie crust, I would have failed miserably.
- Why did the chocolate dough roll so much better?
- How do you roll and make sure it stays the same thickness all the way through? This was the hardest part for me.
So, Valentine, I hope you’re happy. I’ve got 48 hugs and kisses right here for you.
Lots of luv,