A couple TV seasons ago on The Great British Baking Show, one of the bakers made a cake flavored with cotton candy essence. As a fan of cotton candy, my curiosity won, I did some research and acquired a dram of the essence, then set it aside until inspired to try a new cookie with it. There’s a birthday today which I am celebrating with sprinkles galore, which she loves, and the alpha test of this cookie into which I took care to put mere hints of cotton candy flavor in the batter and frosting.
When I ran out of Cotton Candy Frosting, the improviser within noted that there was plenty of chocolate fudge frosting for the decoration, so a few cookies got the reverse treatment and definitely contributed to the cuteness of this new soft, frosted Jones.
21 June 2017 update: This cookie has passed with flying multicolors. Stay tuned for another new soft, frosted cookie amongst my Joneses because I had another cookie dream last night. My daughter suggested a different name for these cookies but I was insistent on Sprinkles Jones. She wins the big prize for naming the next of my cookies in advance of its creation.