Sunday, May 5, 2013

Darth Vadar Cookies

2 weeks ago, I decided to throw a surprise birthday party for my HB, the theme is obvously Star Wars. The decor and settings is really not that difficult, I will do a separate post for that.

I wanted to do Star Wars cookies, and my colleague managed to find one on ebay and she ships from Singapore, which means I will get my cookie cutter in a few days. I havent done any baking since my home econ school days and the last time I tried baking cookies was for a guy whom I was rather interested in (but that was really yons ago). Anyway, I went out to buy ready cookie mix, a baking tray and a rolling pin. I burnt my 1st batch of cookies and the 2nd batch turned our under-cooked. Just when I was about to give up on the cookies, I baked a good batch last night.

I thought my Darth Vadar cookies looked pretty awesome, considering 'I'm a virgin baker'. The white specks on Vadar's face is actually flour, I put extra flour onto the mould so that it doesnt stick onto it, and I think I went abit over zealous, causing those white specks.

Cookie Recipe
1. Using Betty Crocker's Sugar Mix, pour contents into bowl.
2. Add one egg and One table spoon of flour (these are the instructions on the packet), but pls add more flour so that the dough is not that sticky. I added 2 scoops of Hershey's Cocoa to turn it chocolatey, but you dun have to follow.
3. Refrigerate the dough for half an hour so that the dough stiffens and easier for Darth Vadar to come out of the cookie mould.
4. Preheat the oven to 350C.
4. Roll out dough, but not too thick about 1/4 inch, and punch out the cookie. Line the cookie on the greased tray, must remember to leave a few inches of space between the cookies. The cookies will expand once its baking inside the oven.
5. Bake for about 5 mins or so, and leave it to cool down.

Today, I found food colouring for my cookies, I have been to Cold Storage and NTUC and none of these places sell black colouring. I spent some time goggling last night and found this amazing place in Haig Road, blk 10 Baking King. They stork a huge range of baking needs, and I was super high when I found black for Darth Vadar and moss green for Yoda. I'm going to have 2 types of cookies, and I even bought apple flavouring for my Yoda cookies. The next time I baked will be for the goodie bags for the party. Wish me luck.