Delicious & Decorative, great for a birthday party: an Edible Shape Sorter!

Ingredients

What you'll need

*Make sure these ingredients are at room temperature.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Optional: Mickey Mouse Template
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Shoe Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Glove Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Pants Cookie Cutter
  • Stack of paper or a Rolling Pin Ring of 4 millimetres thick
  • (disposable) Piping Bag
  • Cake board (24cm by 24cm)
  • Optional: Cake board (22cm by 22cm)

You'll also need the tools used in this recipe.

Method

Method

You're going to need to make the following shapes with the cookie dough:

  • 3 red squares 22cm by 22cm
  • 1 red square 21cm by 21cm
  • 2 red striped rectangles 21cm by 22cm
  1. Divide the red dough into 5 portions
  2. Divide the non-coloured dough into 2 portions
  3. Roll out each portion in between 2 sheets of baking paper, to a thickness of 4mm.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Use a ruler to create slight indents in the right size, see list above for which sizes you'll need. NOTE: If you have a 22cm square cake board you could trace this to make it easier.
  6. Cut out the desired shapes.
  7. Colour leftover dough black, roll out and cut out a Mickey Mouse Head, to fill up the hole in one of the red squares.
  8. Chill again while preheating your oven to 180 degrees.
  9. Bake each piece separately for 10 - 15 minutes.
  10. Optional: Melt candy melts and place acetate over template, pipe out the pattern.
  11. Let them cool completely.
  12. Melt black candy melts, place in piping bag.
  13. Stick together the pieces using the candy melts, see video for further instruction.
  14. Enjoy!

TIP: Make some Mickey Mouse Cookies to use this as an actual shape sorter.

 

Yummy Mickey Mouse Cookies, using my (Almost) No-Spread Cookies recipe.

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

*Make sure these ingredients are at room temperature.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Plastic Wrap
  • Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Shoe Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Glove Cookie Cutter
  • Mickey Mouse Pants Cookie Cutter
  • Stack of paper or a Rolling Pin Ring of 4 millimetres thick

You'll also need the tools used in this recipe.

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Prepare the dough as described in this recipe.
  3. Roll out the dough between two layers of plastic wrap or baking paper, roll it out to about 4 millimetres thick. NOTE: Chill before cutting out the cookies, to make cutting them out easier.
  4. Cut out cookies and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Place the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for about 6 - 8 minutes.
  6. Let them cool before decorating or eating them.

Leftover dough: Gather it up and repeat steps 3 through 6.

 

This delicious snack is usually enjoyed around the same time as Sinterklaas is celebrated, but with this recipe you can make and enjoy them ALL year round!

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 250 grams of Flour
  • 16 grams of Baking Powder
  • 150 grams of (Dark) Brown Sugar
  • 20 grams of Speculaaskruiden
  • 150 grams of Butter
  • 50 grams of Milk

  • Extra Milk (to brush onto the dough)
  • Optional: 1 Egg (to brush onto the dough)

  • Optional: Almond Halves to decorate

Tools

What you'll need

  • Whisk
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking Paper
  • Baking Tray
  • Optional: Electric Mixer
  • Optional: Dough Hook Attachment(s)

Method

Method

  1. Combine the flour and baking powder well, using a whisk.
  2. Add in the (dark) brown sugar and speculaaskruiden and mix again.
  3. Cut the butter into cubes and add this into the mixture.
  4. Knead the butter into the mixture, either by hand or using an electric mixer.
  5. Add in the milk to create a supple dough. NOTE: Add in the milk a little at a time, if the dough is still not coming together add in a little more.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  8. Place the dough onto some plastic wrap.
  9. Place another layer of plastic wrap on top and roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1 cm.
  10. Place the dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  11. Optional: Cut a big shape out of the dough, like a big heart. Keep in mind the speculaas dough will still expand, so it might become a lot more rounded than you expected.
  12. Optional: Decorate with almond halves.
  13. Optional: Combine some milk with an egg.
  14. Brush the dough with milk or with milk and egg mixture.
  15. Bake for about 35 minutes.
  16. Let it cool a little before breaking it into pieces, creating speculaasbrokken.

 

These delicious snacks are usually enjoyed around the same time as Sinterklaas is celebrated, but with this recipe you can make and enjoy them ALL year round!

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 250 grams of Flour
  • 16 grams of Baking Powder
  • 125 grams of (Dark) Brown Sugar
  • 15 grams of Speculaaskruiden
  • 125 grams of Butter
  • 60 grams of Milk

  • Optional: (White, Milk or Dark) Chocolate

Tools

What you'll need

  • Whisk
  • Big Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Baking Paper
  • Baking Tray
  • Optional: Electric Mixer
  • Optional: Dough Hook Attachment(s)

Method

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder well, using a whisk.
  3. Add in the (dark) brown sugar and speculaaskruiden and mix again.
  4. Cut the butter into cubes and add this into the mixture.
  5. Knead the butter into the mixture, either by hand or using an electric mixer.
  6. Add in the milk to create a supple dough. NOTE: Add in the milk a little at a time, if the dough is still not coming together add in a little more.
  7. Roll the dough into little balls and place these on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  8. Bake the kruidnoten for about 20 minutes.
  9. Let them cool before removing them from the tray.
  10. Optional: Cover them in chocolate and let the chocolate set.

I was inspired to make these See-Through Piñata Cookies by this post on Instagram. You can make these in any shape you'd like!

Remember you can make most of my recipes lactose free, which I always do, you'll just have to get the right ingredients.

Ingredients

What you'll need

  • 1 Batch of Sand Cookie Dough
  • 50 grams of Chocolate*
  • Small Sprinkles
  • See-through hard candies

*I use this to 'glue' the cookies together, you can use something else like cookie icing.

Tools

What you'll need

  • Knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Cutting Board
  • Stack of paper OR a Rolling Pin Ring (3 millimetres thick)
  • Cookie Cutter AND/OR Templates

Method

Method

  1. Prepare the dough as described in this recipe and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place your cooled cookie dough on a baking mat and roll it out to about 3 millimetres thick.
    NOTE: Use a stack of paper or a rolling pin ring of 3 millimetres thick. Place plastic wrap on top of the dough to roll it out so the dough won't stick to your rolling pin.
  3. Let the rolled out dough cool in the refrigerator again for at least 30 minutes and preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius in the meantime.
  4. Cut out any shapes you'd like and place these on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Cut out a piece in the center and place in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes until the edges are slightly browned.
    NOTE: I refrigerated the cut cookies 30 minutes before baking, but whether this actually does anything against the cookies spreading too much isn't entirely clear.
  6. Chop up the see-through hard candies and place the pieces into the centers of your cookies.
  7. Place back into the oven for 1 to 3 minutes, until the candy has melted.
    NOTE: If you've got any holes either add another small piece of candy and heat or quickly moved the melted candy to the opening with a small knife.
  8. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking tray.
  9. Match up the cookies and fill one side with sprinkles.
  10. Use melted chocolate to melt the parts together.

You'll have to repeat steps 2 through 10 for any leftover cookie dough.

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