Saturday, October 13, 2012

Join the dark side, we got Panda cookies!

These days there's a recipie for bread floating around the internet, a bread called Panda bread.

But instead of bread, I wanted to make some cookies, so here are a few panda cookies! First of all, you need a basic recipie for cookie dough, like the following:

500g flour
350g butter
170g sugar
1 egg

Additionally, you need a bit of cacao and matcha powder.

 You need to mix the dough normally, and when it's more or less done, divide it into 2 bigger, and 1 smaller part.

1 of the 2 big ones stays untouched, the other one you can make green with the help of the matcha powder.  It helps if you mix it with a bit of hot water, first.
The smallest of these 3 parts, you can darken, using hte cacao powder. After all of them are done, you should le them rest for a while in the fridge, they are easier to use when cooled down!

So now, it's Panda making time!

First, you have to use the cacao dough, making 2 large, 2 medium and 1 small string with it. Try to make them as long as possible.

First, you should put a base with the normal dough, and then, put the smallest of the strings in the middle of it. Cover it with another layer of the normal dough.

Now comes the eyes! Put the 2 medium strings to each side, and add another string of normal dough in the middle, between them. On top of that, you should use another layer of normal dough.

In the end, you can use the 2 large strings. Try to form them a bit into triangles, then put them to the sides. 

After this, it's time to use the matcha dough. Wrap it around the rest, it's the "cover" that holds all the other pieces together! When it's done, carefully try to cut down thin panda cookies.

You should let them bake with about 180°C, the thicker they are, the longer they take! They should be done when the normal dough starts to get brown. Take them out of the oven, and let them cool down, they should get more hard when they cool down! (At least mine always do)

So now, you can enjoy your very own Panda cookies!

This is almost a panda.

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