I haven’t posted in over a week because I’ve been too embarrassed to post photos: I made some really disastrous cookies. My fault, not Martha’s. I was attempting to make her Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies, and they never made it past the rolling and cutting step.
I was totally blind at the grocery store. I grabbed pink navel oranges instead of pink grapefruit. So, umm, oops on that.
Not tragic, though — I’m sure this substitute didn’t cause the failure of my cookie dough. Also, I learned that I really like pink navel oranges.
The next problem was the result of me wanting to get these cookies made, ASAP. I scanned the ingredient list, checked to see whether the dough needed to be chilled, jotted down the baking time, and just went on and mixed, without thinking to read the instructions.
See what’s wrong with this picture? That is not a paddle attachment. I overmixed, pretty badly. To the point that freezing the dough didn’t make it un-sticky enough to roll out, and adding more flour just made it smell like flour with a little bit of juice in it. Fail.
There’s always an upside to these mishaps, though.
Today’s upside: I remembered how awesome sugared zest is.
I might try doing candied pink navel oranges. After I get these cookies right, that is.