Show your support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a delicious way!
UPDATE! Many, many readers have reported problems making these cookies. We were so bummed about that -- so we have a brand spankin' new version for you to make -- one we're stoked about because it STANDS UP EVERY TIME! Try it -- and give some to everyone you know who shares a pink passion!
Buttery and crumbly, with the kiss of pink and chocolate, these bakery style Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
are pure brilliance.
You know what else is brilliant? Everyone in the world who feels motivated to come together and raise funds for breast cancer awareness! Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's the perfect time for pretty pink cookies to share.
My own life has been thankfully untouched by breast cancer, but I've had several friends (as young as 25 years old) who have faced the prognosis.
I love this time of year because pink starts to find it's way into everything. Yoplait yogurt lids turn pink. Pink ribbons on lapels and hats and shirts. There are runs organized to support a cure where thousands of breast cancer survivors and their supporters join together to fight this deadly disease.
Ways to Show You Care
If you're looking for a way to bring a little more pink into your month:
- Make a batch of cookies and start up a bake sale where all proceeds go to the cure.
- Tote a plate of pink cookies to your girlfriends and tell them you love them enough to remind them of their monthly self-exams and regular mammograms.
- Buzz a bag of cookies by your OB/GYN and thank her for placing women's health at the forefront of everything she does.
No matter how you decide to join in, just do it. Join the fight against breast cancer, the celebration of survivors, the hope that one day the world will be eradicated of this disease -- and go pink proudly!
Recipe tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens:1) Start with butter softened 30 seconds on HALF power in the microwave. Beat the butter only until it's smooth. It should still be stiff, but not too soft. In our tests, we used a hand mixer so we didn't over-beat the butter.2) Add the red food coloring gel to the butter, using a toothpick to add a dab at a time to the butter, mixing after each addition, until you get the pink you want. We did not have good color success with regular liquid food coloring. Red gel food color worked best.3) Add the dry cookie mix (do not add an egg or other ingredients called for on the cookie mix package), and then add the powdered sugar. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter only until dough is crumbly and incorporated. It will not be smooth.4) Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. 5) Drop the cookies by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 6) Bake at 325
° for 12-14 minutes. Cookies will be golden at the edges, and soft but not squishy in the center.7) Cool cookies on the cookie sheet for 1 - 2 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
More Pink Recipes Perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBrooke blogs at CheekyKitchen.com where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke’s profile to see what she cooks up next!