Pink October crinkle cookies
October is not only about cinnamon, pumpkin and spooky vibes but it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which of course is a more serious event. This year I've decided to get a bit involved in my own way and I made some cute and fun crinkle cookies that totally look like boobs and gave them to some lady friends. Go get your boobs checked friends, it's important!
These cookies are made with Alchermes, an Italian liqueur widely used for baking, rolled into pink cereal powder (I used Fruity Lucky Charms) and topped with the marshmallow bites from Nilla Banana Pudding cereal, how cool is that!? They are super soft and delicious, I loved them 😃 Check out the recipe below and make them too! INGREDIENTS: 300g all purpose flour* 100g granulated sugar 45g Alchermes* 1 egg (room temperature) 80g soft butter 6g baking powder pinch of salt --- TOPPINGS --- Fruity Lucky Charms (turned into powder) Nilla Banana Pudding cereal (marshmallow bites) DIRECTIONS: In the bowl of your electric stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), beat butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the egg and the Alchermes liqueur and beat until well combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in the dry ingredients and knead until it is well incorporated and you can roll the dough into a ball (see picture below). Place the dough in the fridge to rest for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and cover a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Divide the dough into balls of the same weight (around 23g each), roll them in pink cereal powder and place them on the baking tray (I suggest baking 8 cookies at the time since they will spread a bit). Flatten the surface of the cookies and bake for about 12 minutes. They are still a bit soft in the middle so as soon as they come out of the oven insert a marshmallow bite in the middle of the cookies and let them cool on the baking sheet. Enjoy :) RECIPE NOTES: *You can use gluten free flour mix. I did it. They turned out great! **Alchermes is an Italian liqueur widely used for baking. You can replace it with the same quantity of strawberry sirup or milk. You can store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days. I've adapted this recipe from here. RECIPE CARD: If you make it let me know! :)