Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to celebrate I tried baking these swirl cookies I found on Pinterest because they totally remind me of the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Alas, recipes don’t always go as planned. So this was the picture I saw that inspired me:
Here’s the pin if you want to try the recipe. So that’s how it’s supposed to look and this is how my cookies turned out:
So I think my problem was that it says to use the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix which I didn’t have. So I went hunting for sugar cookie recipes. I ended up using this Wilton cookie recipe and didn’t notice until I got to almost the last step where it says the dough will be very stiff. So of course that doesn’t lend itself to rolling it out and then swirling it. I really had to squish the dough together and then it didn’t bake evenly so I ended up flattening them out. So next time I plan on trying a different sugar cookie recipe. Suggestions are welcome!
The other problem was getting the dough the proper color without overworking the dough. I used the neon colored food coloring like the recipe called for but getting it to blend nicely was hard. A friend did just suggest that if you have a stand mixer it would be easier but I was mashing it in by hand.
Anyhow, they didn’t turn out how they were supposed to look but my daughter thought they were tasty. I had planned to send her to school with these tomorrow to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday but guess I will end up keeping them at home for the kids and try again next year.