japanese dolls icebox cookies

just returned from japan and am still in the 哈日 mood ԅ(≖‿≖ԅ)

Ingredients 

100g unsalted butter (softened)
100g icing sugar (sifted)
pinch of salt
2 egg yolk
230g cake flour (sifted)
red, green and yellow food colouring
1tsp cocoa powder

Directions

japanese cookies icebox cookies– beat butter till it is creamy and add icing sugar in 3 additions. mix well
– add egg yolk into the above mixture in a few additions and incorporate well
– add:
~ 70g cake flour to 70g butter mixture. mix till you get a soft dough and knead a few drops of red food colouring into dough
~ 50g cake flour to 50g butter mixture. mix till you get a soft dough and knead a few drops of green food colouring into dough
~ 30g cake flour to 30g butter mixture. mix till you get a soft dough and knead a few drops of yellow food colouring into dough
~ 30g cake flour and a tsp of cocoa power to 30g butter mixture. mix till you get a soft dough
~ 50g cake flour to 50g butter mixture. (i.e. remaining butter mixture) mix till you get a soft dough
– roll out all cookie dough into a flat sheet of 4mm in thickness. wrap with cling wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour
– preheat oven to 170 degrees C
– use round shape cookie cutter to cut out face and base of dolls. hair and ornaments are cut using leaf shape cookie cutter
– bake cookies in preheated oven for 12-14 mins
– cool baked cookies and pipe expressions using chocolate pens

Personal notes:

japanese dolls sugar cookies– if you do not have chocolate pens, you can use royal icing sugar by mixing 25-35g of icing sugar to 5g of egg white (about 1tsp). add red and yellow food colouring to icing sugar for piping cheeks and decorating flowers; add 1/4 tsp black cocoa powder to icing sugar to pipe eyes and mouth
– my cookies were baked for 12 mins
– the base of my cookie and is cut out using a 5.8cm cookie cutter, and face is cut out using a 3.4cm cookie cutter
– i piped my cookies with chocolate pens and used a toothpick to draw the mouths of the dolls. use a toothpick to drag the girl’s eyes a lightly to create the lashes

japanese sugar cookiesthe kitchen smell really good when i was baking these… and oh.. btw, you need to watch the cookies very closely. i realised the side of my cookies have browned slightly at 12 mins, so if you have a “sensitive” oven, do adjust the baking time accordingly…

japanese dolls sugar cookies

loving these `•.¸¸.•´´¯`•• .¸¸.•´(╯^▽^)╯`•.¸¸.•´´¯`•• .¸¸.•´

 

Pollution index: 146 (lightly polluted)

 

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(16) Comments

  • Angie Ng (October 3, 2013)

    你真的很有心思,一个小小的饼干可弄得这么漂亮可爱,可爱的饼干怎么舍得把它吃掉,送几个给我。。嘻嘻嘻~

    • Victoria Bakes (October 3, 2013)

      嘻嘻。。我就爱做些“有的没有”。。。。 欢迎试吃哈。。。

  • Ann Low (October 3, 2013)

    These Japanese dolls are too pretty to eat! 🙂

  • May Law (October 3, 2013)

    好美好可爱的饼干, 我拿几个。。但是不是要吃的, 实在不舍得吃, 所以把它摆在玻璃厨里了! 嘻嘻

  • eileen (October 3, 2013)

    好巧的一双手哦!可爱极了!
    换成我刚下飞机,肯定跳上床呜呼大睡,瞧你还有精力做这考工夫的小饼干,
    佩服佩服。

    • Victoria Bakes (October 3, 2013)

      没你厉害吔师傅。。。你又能下厨又会做甜点。。 我才佩服你哈

  • kitchen flavours (October 3, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,
    You are very good at decorating! Now, if only I have half of your patience and talent!

  • atasteofmadess (October 4, 2013)

    These are so cute!! I have always wanted to make really fancy cookies, but I felt that I was not creative or artistic enough..

  • Doreen (October 4, 2013)

    Hi Vic,
    This is so adorable.
    Cute, cute! I will be so happy if you send so over … LoL
    mui

  • Adeline (October 4, 2013)

    These cookies are so lovely, very dainty! Admire your creativity!

  • Phong Hong (October 5, 2013)

    Victoria, these cookies are so cute! I salute you!!

  • Nasi Lemak Lover (October 8, 2013)

    I don\’t think I want to eat them, they are so beautiful!

  • Weny (February 26, 2015)

    Hi Victoria,
    Did you assemble those cookies before or after you bake them in the oven?
    They are sooo pretty…

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