just because it's another excuse to make themed shaped cookies!
My goal was to make a heart cutout cookie in pretty pink without using any food coloring (or buying super-expensive food-based colorings). I found this recipe which called for using strawberries in the dough for color and flavor. The picture was so pretty!
Well, that optional "dot" of food coloring must have made a huge difference because my cookies came out kind of purply-grey rather than a nice perky pink. Extra strawberries to the rescue! I mixed my leftover puree into some icing, and got this pretty soft pink color which I thought looked nice with the chocolate frosting accents.
Flavor: could'a been better. Another time I think I'd make a basic shortbread cutout cookie with the same icing combinations as I did here. I wasn't a big fan of the itty bitty seeds in the cookies, though I could've strained them out.