Today my daughter, known as Teen Martha, is guest blogging. She needed cookies to take to a party at school (apparently they are still having parties in 11th grade) and she agreed to go with Martha’s Strawberry Shortcake Cookies (June Martha Stewart Living). Here are her thoughts.
I made Martha’s strawberry shortcake cookies. This involved cutting up lots of strawberries into tiny little pieces which wasn’t too enjoyable but I dealt with it all right. Some of Martha’s descriptions of what the dough should look like at certain stages was a little misleading and she had me a little nervous when she told me I was supposed to have coarse crumbs and I really didn’t. I kept going though and everything turned out fine. They took a really long time to bake – almost half an hour – but I didn’t really mind that. They tasted more like a biscuit than a cookie. Maybe a little more sugar could have solved that problem? Overall they weren’t terrible and I would probably make them again.
MarthaAndMe here again. I tasted the cookies and they really do taste like strawberry shortcake. They aren’t overly sweet because shortcake is not too sweet. Mr. MarthaAndMe said they needed whipped cream. They were really an interesting cookie that did not taste at all like a cookie.
Now it is time for me to tell the story behind the post. Teen Martha baked these up and took photos. The next morning, after she left for school, she called me in a panic because she left the cookies at home. So I turned my car around and went and got them for her. As I was walking into the school it occurred to me that I had not seen her take a photo of the finished cookies. I called her and asked her and no she had not. So I took one cookie out and left it the car and photographed it when I got home!
Great guest blogger for the day. Can we look forward to more post from Teen Martha?
Only if you lavish her with praise! Seriously, I hope so.
I just made these and tried one and I love them, they are definitely for a person that likes cookies on the less sweet side, I can’t wait to have them with a cup tea. Note: My dough was very sticky. Also, I used Sugar in the Raw for the sanding sugar and the brown color was a nice contrast to the red strawberries dotted throughout the cookies.