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Sookie's Dirty Cookies 6.19 I Get a Sidekick Out of You


“Remember the dirty cookies I was baking for the bachelorette gift baskets?” “Yeah?”

“Well, they expanded in the oven.” “Expanded? What do you mean? Oh, dear!” “I know!”

“Hello, Tommy Lee.”


Ingredients:

For the sugar cookies:

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ tsp vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

For the frosting:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • ½ tsp salt

  • Green and purple food coloring

  • Purple sanding sugar

Directions:

For the sugar cookies:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and milk.

  2. Sift in the flour gradually and mix until combined. Then mix in the baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg to make a ball of soft dough.

  3. Wrap the ball of dough and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.

  4. After the dough is done chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about ¼ inch thickness. Use an eggplant-shaped cookie cutter (or any shape of your choice).

  6. Repeat this process until all the dough has been cut out.

  7. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

  8. Allow cookies to completely cool before decorating.

For the frosting:

  1. Add the butter and heavy cream to a large mixing bowl and whip together until soft peaks have formed.

  2. Add vanilla and salt and mix until combined.

  3. Add the sugar in one cup at a time, mixing in between each. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

  4. Separate about ¼ of the frosting into another bowl. Add the green food coloring to that bowl and stir until the frosting is fully dyed.

  5. Add the purple food coloring (you can also use blue and red) to the remaining ¾ frosting until fully dyed.

  6. Spread the green frosting to the stem and leaves of the eggplant cookies and purple frosting on the body of the eggplant.

  7. Sprinkle purple sanding sugar on the eggplant part of the cookies.

Since this is a family-friendly food blog, I went the innuendo route on these cookies and made them in the shape of eggplants to imply…well you know! I didn’t let mine expand in the oven, so you can use them for a bachelorette party or any occasion you want cookies. And just existing is occasion enough for eggplant cookies in my book. There was some contention when I first posted these on Instagram because some people thought it was weird that Sookie used yeast in her cookies. While this isn’t a common practice, it is a technique to get your cookies to rise in the oven. However, yeast was definitely why hers expanded so much, so I would avoid using yeast in your cookies!


Happy cooking in the Hollow!

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IYKYK

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