I have something extra special to share with you today. Over the past several weeks, Sarah of 25 Sweetpeas has been putting together an amazing collaborative cookies and manicures project. 8 participants, including myself, have made some yummy cookies along with nail art to match!
Sarah worked really hard at this and made the most incredible downloadable including recipes for all 8 cookies along with their matching nail art looks! It’s a gorgeous mini magazine with perfect holiday cookie recipes – I hope you will check it out! You can download it by clicking this button:
I took some pictures as I was making the cookies so you could follow along step by step if you like! Start off with 250 g butter (and note the downloadable includes a conversion cheat sheet if the units I’m using are confusing for you!).
And then mix it all up!
Next, divide the mixture into 2 halves and add 5 T cocoa to one half.
The original recipe only called for 3 T cocoa, but that wasn’t enough for me to get the brown colour everywhere, so I added a little more along with a tiny bit of liquid to help me get it mixed through.
As you can see, it is nice and cohesive the moment you try to roll it up. The original recipe said you should refrigerate it for a while before rolling it out, but that didn’t work well for me: refrigerating it just made it hard and I had to wait for it to warm up before I rolled it out.
Roll out both colours! I didn’t have a rolling pin so I took a suggestion from Kristi of Beginnails and used a wine bottle! It worked perfectly.
Using a little of the final egg between the 2 colours to help them stick, pick up one colour and place it on top of the other. It doesn’t really matter if it breaks apart, just take the pieces and try to create a solid layer of cookie dough. Then, roll it up so it forms a log.
Finally, bake the cookies about 10 minutes at 190ºC (375ºF). I baked mine for 12 minutes as I know my oven tends to take a little longer.
This was the final result! Yum! I used to make these fairly often with my mom as a child and it is just irresistible to eat these cookies in a spiral, separating the colours! We used to make some other patterns as well, but I like the spirals best.
Now for the matching nails! One of the main reasons I selected these cookies for this collaboration was the potential for good matching nail art. I decided to go with a water marble.
Don’t forget, there are 7 more yummy cookie recipes and matching nail art looks in the downloadable! Everyone has done an amazing job on both cookies and nails, so you should definitely check it out! These are the contributors: