Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Like most cookies, these are a snap to prepare if you've let your butter come to room temperature. If not, mixing will be difficult and may cause you curse out loud and wonder why you just didn't buy that package of Pepperidge Farm at the grocery store.
This recipe makes a very sticky dough. You can use two spoons to form the cookies, or your hands, if you keep them wet. I opted for non-latex kitchen gloves and using these made forming the cookies quick and easy. I made medium size balls (think golf balls) and placed about six on each parchment lined cookie sheet, as they do spread during baking.
Baking these can be a bit tricky. You'll want to leave them in too long, but trust me. Take the cookie sheet from the oven before they look done (see above). Some magic happens outside the oven so that the cookies end up perfectly chewy and perfectly done (see below). It's a leap of faith, but one worth taking.
I followed Dot's recipe exactly, except substituted unsalted butter for the shortening. It makes for a much more flavorful cookie.
And is there a better way to package He-Man cookies than in some "purse" boxes? I think not.