Edible Art: Kusama Inspired Pink Chocolate Chip Cookies

A fun recipe for pink cookies inspired by the artwork of Yayoi Kusama.

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Recently, I took advantage of the kid’s nap time to attempt cleaning up my computer while luxuriating with a plate of cookies. Organizing all of my photo folders from the past year, I of course got sucked into the rabbit hole of staring at baby pictures . Whilst recalling all the memories of her learning how to sit, crawl, and eat, I came upon a folder of pictures from our first trip to a museum exhibit.

“Dots Obsession- Love Transformed Into Dots” – Yayoi Kusama

We had gone to DC’s Hirshhorn Museum to see Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama‘s exhibit “Infinity Mirrors” where the lines averaged about 30 minutes per installation. Luckily, she was young enough to relax in a carrier, and was in complete awe of all the polka dots.

One of the stand out installations was a large pink dome covered in black polka dots titled “Dots Obsession- Love Transformed Into Dots.” For 30 seconds, we were able to go into the mirror lined dome, and walk among hanging neon pink spheres that seemed to infinitely multiply all around us. 

All of that is what inspired me to whip up these hot pink chocolate chip cookies!

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Oooh, aaah!

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cakey cookies that can keep up to two weeks in an air tight container. But honestly, these didn’t last long in our home as my mini taste tester kept asking for more, as well as my husband. I’d say it was two days tops before they were gone.

Luckily all the ingredients are kitchen pantry staples, so I could whip up another 50 batches if necessary! And yes, food coloring is a staple in my pantry, especially neon colors. You’ll need hot pink or red to achieve this bright hue.

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Nom nom!

The main key to make these cookies look like Kusama’s hypnotic polka dot spheres is to add more chocolate chips AFTER you pull them out of the oven.

So reserve about 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips to decorate. Once that oven beeper goes off, pull out the cookie trays, place them on a safe surface, and plop some chocolate chips (flat side up) into each of the cookies. Mmmmm, polka dots, drool….

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If you’ve been able to check out this exhibit in person, I can only hope baking these cookies in your home will take you back to that amazing experience. Let me know what you think in the comments!

AuthorDawnReedCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

 1 ¼ cups flour
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
 ½ cup sugar
 1 egg
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 8 drops of neon pink food coloring
 ¾ cup chocolate chips

1

Preheat oven to 350 F, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2

In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.

3

In another large bowl, or standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until blended. Add food coloring and beat until desired hue is reached.

4

Continue to beat while slowly adding the flour mix. If needed, add more food coloring.

5

Fold in chocolate chips.

6

Drop tbsp size batter onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

7

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

8

After pulling them from the oven, push more chocolate chips into the cookies to create more of a "Dots Obsessed" look, if desired.
Let them rest for 2 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
They can be stored for up to 2 weeks in air tight container.

Ingredients

 1 ¼ cups flour
 ½ tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
 ½ cup sugar
 1 egg
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 8 drops of neon pink food coloring
 ¾ cup chocolate chips

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 F, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2

In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.

3

In another large bowl, or standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until blended. Add food coloring and beat until desired hue is reached.

4

Continue to beat while slowly adding the flour mix. If needed, add more food coloring.

5

Fold in chocolate chips.

6

Drop tbsp size batter onto the prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

7

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

8

After pulling them from the oven, push more chocolate chips into the cookies to create more of a "Dots Obsessed" look, if desired.
Let them rest for 2 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
They can be stored for up to 2 weeks in air tight container.

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