CTIAT 5/18/23-pop tart cookies

Movie Magic continues.

In another nod to my childhood and adolescence, the movie chosen this week is ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’.

This is a 1988 movie starring Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and Downtown Julie Brown.

A spaceship crashlands into a Southern California pool of a nail artist (Davis). The aliens in the spaceship are covered in colored fur. A hair stylist (Brown) helps the nail artist hide them.

With a lot of Nair.

The quote from the movie is “I gave them pop tarts and a makeover!”.

Instead of making pop tarts with crust, I wondered if cut-up, already prepared pop tarts can go into a cookie.

And of course, it can.

This may be one of my new favorite doughs. It is purported to be a sugar cookie dough but I bet I can change the mix-ins and change the cookie.

The only thing is that the original recipe has cream of tartar listed as an ingredient. And baking soda.

Cream of tartar is useful in stabilizing meringue, and prevents crystallization of sugar in candies, and is part of baking powder. This was useless as far as I was concerned. There was no rise, and there was no spread. Both of these ingredients are less than three months old. Next time I will use the full tsp of baking soda and not cut it with the cream of tartar.

Maybe cornstarch as an addition.

After the cookies finished baking, again with no spread and no rise, I flattened them slightly with the bottom of a glass. We’ll see how that goes over.

Remember, experimentation is the name of the Cookie Thursday is a Thing game.

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