“Don’t play with your food” – countless mothers throughout the world.
Sorry Mama, but these cookies were made for playing. Like most games, however, there are rules that should be followed. Think of these as your back of the box instructions.
Number of players: 2 or more. Solitaire is not recommended unless you have the travel size version.
Ages: After the dough is done, it’s open for all ages. Wee!
- – Roll out the cookie dough without completely caring for anything but getting them to the right thickness of a quarter inch.
- – Brush them with a bit of egg wash
- – Get out the funnest or most holiday appropriate cookie cutters you have in the house.
- – Press in as many shapes as you can fit in your rolled dough
- – Bake and wait. This is truly the toughest part of the game, especially when the buttery aroma takes over the entire house.
From this point on, removing the cookie from the silicon mat is completely optional; not doing so is mandatory if 4+ are playing. Also, the defined time for letting the cookies cool may vary. If the players are older, there might not be a need for letting them rest for that long.
- – Begin eating the cookie edges, breaking them off to reveal the shaped cookie sections. It is very important not to fight over the crisped up edges, as there should be enough to go around. If that seems to be an issue, bake the next round for an extra minute.
- – Make sure to say out loud “I got a star out” or “You are free, Ms. Heart!”, or any other similar expression as you claim your cookie shape.
All silliness aside, these cookies are wonderful. Even DH, the guy who doesn’t care for sweets, was raving about them. That extra sprinkle of salt in the end balances the sweetness perfectly, making these break-ups very addictive.
Here’s to another French Fridays with Dorie success story! Make sure to see how the rest of the fellow Doristas did with this fun recipe.