"This past Valentine's Day I had one of my worst Pinterest creations to date and I thought it would be fun to share! I saw those adorable conversation heart cookies, and I thought they would make a great Valentines Day gift to my husband. It is a good thing that its the thought that counts, because not much else worked out with these things! A little bit of background info, about a year or so ago he decided to cut out all processed foods/chemicals/artificial dyes from his diet. So, when trying to recreate this pin, I was unable to use the fake and toxic food coloring, which, lets face it, works WAY better. I used the natural (and SUPER expensive!) food dyes, which work like crap. Sometimes we need a few toxins in our diet, and when you're trying to make pretty cookies, that is one of those times! I don't feel like I should be faulted for the dye, I was trying to make sure they were "all natural." However, there were a few accidents that were my fault. I did not read (of course!) the instructions on the cookie cutter box. This resulted in me cutting out the cookies, but then lifting them onto the cookie sheet, which makes them those wonky shapes. Instead, you're supposed to cut, and lift the cookie dough while it is still in the cookie cutter. I followed the recipe exactly and the quality/taste of the cookie was totally fine (not sweet enough in my opinion, but that's neither here nor there)."
|"You think its just the lighting in the photo, but no, that's how the colors turned out!" -Lexy|
"So, for future bakers: 1) use toxic food coloring it makes all the difference if you want bright pretty colors, and 2) press cookie dough, and pop out on the cookie sheet, don't try to pick up the cookie and move it over to the sheet on your own."
I'm sure she didn't mean toxic food coloring...more like synthetic.