japanese dolls icebox cookies

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


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


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)



(16) Comments

  • Angie Ng (October 3, 2013)


    • 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)


    • 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

  • 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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