I had one of these cookies from a bakery in Old Town, San Diego and fell in love with them, so I set out to recreate them in my own kitchen. They were just sweet enough, soft, and crumbled slightly when you took a bite.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen large cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla extract and salt. Mix in powdered sugar. Add enough red food coloring to reach the desired shade of pink. Stir in flour until dough is just combined.

  • Scoop 2-inch balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass in sugar use it to press dough to 1/2-inch thickness.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms of cookies are slightly golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Dip cookies in decorator sugar while still warm. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 30.5g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 152mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2019
They were great!! I did have to adjust the cooking time down to 11 minutes, 15 minutes was to long and they over baked. They still were good. Read More
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