Starting a blog means you get to make up the rules as you go along! So I’m adding a new category in, for what I’m calling a FailWin. This means that some aspect of the project were a fail, but the final project turned into something that would make you want to recommend it to other people.
I don’t make cookies very often, but as soon as I saw these Cream Cheese Filled Snickerdoodles on my Pinterest screen I knew they were something I wanted to try very soon.
Where I thought they deserved a fail was in the process of making them. The dough was incredibly sticky, and difficult to mold into flat discs to put cream cheese on. You can see in all of these pictures that my fingers were covered in dough, and I was literally peeling the dough off of my palm.
This process was not only difficult and messy, I couldn’t be very precise and so I ended up making HUGE cookies. I would have preferred to make them a little bit smaller.
Messy fingers and a ball of dough that literally had to be peeled up from the silpat.
After a little bit of trial and error (we tried putting down powdered sugar, but the dough just absorbed it) I tried rolling each circle in the cinnamon+sugar mixture before I flattened it, and then did the same with the top round, and I was able to make it all work much better. Then I flattened one on top of the other, rolled it in cinnamon+sugar another time, and set them aside to freeze and reheat later (which worked great, btw).
In the end, everyone loved them, and it didn’t really matter how difficult the process was. We had been eating sweets for days, and my aunt still asked for the recipe she liked them so much!
The overall verdict is that this pin is a win, but try the cinnamon+sugar rolling trick to see if that helps you form discs the size you’re looking for.
I hope the posts you’ve seen so far have given you a better idea regarding what I’m looking for. If you have a project inspired by Pinterest that hasn’t worked out quite right, please see my submission form here!