1. Making these today using star cut outs for the 4th of July. The cookies will be dyed pink(because I have no gel food coloring) and blue and I will also be dipping half of the cookie in white chocolate and setting them over night. Wish me luck.

  2. How come your dough appears so red? I put in much more than a few drops and mine turned out to be more of a pinky-brown. Other than the colour, very nice = )

    1. Author

      Hi, I used gel-based food coloring. I might have combined some pink with super red.

  3. About how many cookies does this make? I am not going to make the really small ones, I am making htem for my sons valentines day class to decorate… I need around 30 medium sized ones, will this recipe be enough or should I double it?

    Stephanie Halvey
    1. Author

      Hi there! Depending on the size of your cookies one recipe would yield about 2 dozen. So yes, I would double it to be on the safe side if you need 30 medium cookies.

  4. just made the dough, rolled them out and used a cookie cutter. do these spread at all. i’m trying to fit a lot on a pan and want them spaced properly. thanks! (haven’t tried a cooked cookie yet but the dough is delish!

    1. Author

      Hi! They will spread ever so slightly, if at all, since there is no baking powder.

  5. I was wondering if your butter was room temperature or was it cold? I found this today on Pinterest and am super excite to make them on Valentines Day!

    1. Author

      Hi Veronica,

      The butter was at room temperature, more or less. If I start creaming the butter and I find it is still on the cold side, I just increase the speed and cream the butter until it is smooth and free of lumps. Also, I used the flat blade of a stand mixer for mixing. Thanks!

  6. Made these today. 3 cups of flour was way too much. I had to add more butter then refrigerate and add even more butter so that the dough would come together to be able to roll out. They turned out yummy but definitely not as cute as yours. Next time will be the charm!

    1. Author

      Apologies! I reviewed my notes to make sure I had typed in the right amount of butter from my test run, and indeed I used 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) butter, which came out alright, and as shown. Not sure why results would be different. Most definitely, if it works for you, start out with more, @ 4 sticks (2 cups) butter. Also, I used Americolor gel color if that’s any help. Thanks!

  7. Do you have St. patrickS day decorative desserts?

    1. Author

      Hi Carol,

      I haven’t made anything yet for St. Patrick’s, but will certainly come up with something in March.

      If you need a quick idea, the shortbread cookie dough can be tinted with a few drops of green, then cut into shapes using a shamrock cookie cutter.

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