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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lego Cookies



I made some Lego inspired cookies for a gorgeous little boy's first birthday.
Here's how it went.



Basic Biscuit:

185g Butter - softened
3/4 cup Caster Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
2 cups Plain Flour

Mix the sugar,butter and vanilla till creamy.
Then the egg, keep mixing.
Slowly add the flour.

Bake 170 degrees celcius fan forced for approx 15 mins.  As soon as they start changing colour around the edges its time to remove.


This will make one batch. you can double it if you need lots of cookies. 



I used a basic cookie dough recipe which i rolled into a rectangular shape about 2mm thick.

Then i used a plastic ruler and a sharp knife and made rectangles of the same size. If it wasn't a perfect rectangle it got scrapped and rolled out again.  Make more than you'll need.






Baked them as per normal and while they were cooling i made and coloured my Royal Icing.
I always use pastes or gels for colouring, these give me the best finishes.













Lay the cookies out on trays or racks that they can stay on and one colour batch at a time cover just the base rectangle.  I went around all the outsides of the rectangles then went back and filled them spreading the icing evenly with a toothpick & teaspoon.

By the time you finish the last of the third colour batch if you're lucky (usually depends on temperature of your room etc)your first batch will be touch dry.


Here i piped on the dots.  This is the best way.  I tried baking the cookies with chocolate buds, chips, smarties, mm's and reeses and they didn't work well when it came to the icing part.

Keep your icing bag on the icing and try not to get any air bubbles in them or when they dry they will have little holes in them.   use your extras that you made to practice.

Leave them all to dry. when they start drying if you find a couple of ones drying with holes in them i was able to scrape that particular dot off without too much mess and re do.



Leave them to dry for a few hours. Make sure you hide them and don't leave them on the kitchen table so when you get up in four hours time you don't discover your four year old has eaten ten blue ones because they were his favourite!!!






22 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow they are brilliant! Love them! What a fabulous idea! Good job!
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    1. Thank you. i'll pop over tonight and have a look at your special moments :)

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  2. Nicely done! My boys would LOVE you! :D xx
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    1. Thank you. way too much sugar on them for three on few thousand km drive!

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  3. way too clever!! These are awesome!!

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  4. These are fabulous! I love the blue ones best too!

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    1. thank you. yes, well next time i'll have to lock them in the car i think.

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  5. WOW!!! SO AWESOME I LOVE IT!!! thats such a great idea!!! love it LOVE IT!!!!

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    1. thank you and i love your ninja men. they are on my to do list.

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  6. You are one cleaver cookie, haha! These look awesome!! I am sooo going to make these! :)

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    1. and you're a funny bunny :) cool send me a pic when you do. i havent forgotten our snowman date either. xx

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  7. These are seriously amazing!! If only I had the patience to do this.....or was any good at cooking. LOL

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    1. thank you. Oh you are very talented! you make little zen and happiness moments :)

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  8. Ah!!! They are absolutely fantastic! I love them! Such a good idea!

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  9. what a cool idea! i have never seen it :)

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  10. Well done! So neat and great colour - just like the real deal :)

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  11. Wow they look so real..! How do you pipe the dots on so neatly? Much to learn from you!

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  12. OMG! I'm blown away at how awesome these are!

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