While at the store, I picked out lifesavers from the bulk bin. I hadn't remembered how many Dorie said I'd need, but I selected several in different colors until I figured I had enough. When I looked at the recipe she said about 15 and guess what? I had exactly 15! It was as if this was confirmation that my cookies were going to be perfect!
I made the dough, rolled it thin, put it in the refrigerator. Everything was going as planned.
I crushed the lifesavers by color, using my heavy and excellent mortar and pestle. They looked very pretty indeed.
I rolled out the cookies and cut them into two-inch rounds. So far so good.
Then I used the same coupler as a funnel to fill the holes with crushed candy. I painted on some egg wash and sprinkled on sugar.
The first results out of the oven were okay, but not great.
I ended up with a small tray of cookies. They tasted great and were much appreciated at the party, but weren't the cool looking stained glass cookies I had hoped for. One thing I've learned, however, is that when someone compliments my baking, I just smile and say thank you. It's unnecessary to reveal that the result wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I started. And those overly browned cookies? My husband thinks they were delicious and has been steadily eating them up.
Check out what the other Tuesdays with Dorie baked this week. And if you don't have Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan, tell everyone you know it would be a perfect gift.