October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I saw this recipe for Pretty in Pink Cookies on Pinterest and knew that I would have to give it a try. Right now my darling Cissy is totally in to the Pinkalicious books and I knew she would love these. So what better way to spend a Saturday then baking pink cookies with my little Pinkalicious. I modified this recipe slightly, for instance I mixed the whole recipe in my Kitchen Aid and my dough was smooth, I used pink food coloring, I also used real milk chocolate chips, and the cookies turned out fantastic. The are super pink, super sweet, and perfect princess cookies. The color is really bright, I think that they would be awesome any color maybe red and green for Christmas, you could also use white chocolate chips or Lindsey suggested peppermint chips to make them super festive for the holidays. Lot's of possibilities! I posted the original link at the bottom so you could see the original recipe as well without any of my modifications.
Soften butter in microwave, just until slightly soft. With mixer, beat the butter just until smooth. Add the food color gel, until the desired pink color is achieved. Add the dry cookie mix (do NOT add the other ingredients called for on the cookie mix package). Add the powdered sugar. Mix in chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 325° F oven for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven when cookies are slightly brown around the edges and soft but not squishy in the center. Cool cookies 1 - 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack. These aren't typical chocolate chip cookies. They aren't cakey -- instead, they are super sweet, slightly crunchy and a bit chewy.
Click on this link below to see the orginal recipe and instructions for Pretty in Pink cookies.