From the girls (the picture may be familiar):
For my family, because this year Easter coincides with those other high holy days, the NCAA Big Dance. We're meeting up in Birmingham for rounds 1 & 2 (I'm going so I can see my family, and they'll be watching basketball. I'll be in the stands, but I hear bringing a book is impolite.) They're Cadbury bars, in assorted flavors, but now the original labels are off it's all a great big surprise. The picture came from a box of basketballs for sale at Kroger:
These were supposed to be "thumbprint" cookies, dabbed with lemon curd and filled with jelly beans:
The dough was supposed to be rolled into balls, then dipped in eggwhite and some kind of crunchy topping. Unfortunately the dough was too soft to roll, so I put the tray in the freezer for a few minutes, after which the dough was too hard to roll.
I was supposed to bake them for five minutes, then put in the thumbprint:
After five minutes, already flat. Done they weren't much better:
Sigh. The recipe called for 1 cup of sifted flour, which was probably not enough flour, and 1/2 cup of shortening, but I used butter, which I think melted faster than shortening might (though I would have thought the freezing would have taken care of that).