Tuesday, 14 June 2011

3D Bunny & Lamb Cookies 3D版小兔小羊曲奇

Rezept auf Deutsch - 3D Kaninchen und Lamm Plätzchen
中文食譜 - 3D版小兔小羊曲奇

3D Bunny & Lamb cookies
Ingredients for ~40 cookies

  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoon (125g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (384g) all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Decorations: red color food dye, sugar toppings, chocolate pen

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter till light, beat in sugar until fluffy and pale yellow.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix the salt and flour together, add the mixture into the batter by 3 additions. After all the ingredients are well blended, it will form a breadcrumb like dough.
  • Take out the dough and knead into a ball shape, wrap with cling film and chill for one hour.
  • Pinch about size of tablespoon of the chilled dough, drip a tiny droplet of red food dye and knead until pink. 
  • Preheat the oven to 165°C / 350 °F / Gas mark 3, Line two baking papers on the baking tray. 
3D Bunnies
  • To make the bunny body, take about size of a tablespoon dough, roll into a one side fuller, one side thinner oval shape, then lie on the baking tray.
  • Now make the bunny ears, pinch very tiny bit of pink dough and roll into strip, then press it lightly on the rabbit body.
3D Lambs
  • To make the lamb body, take about size of ¾ tablespoon dough, roll into one side fuller, one size side thinner oval shape, then lie on the baking tray.
  • Pinch super tiny bit of the dough and roll into several balls, press them one by one on the lamb body except the face.
  • Now make the lamb ears, pinch very tiny bit of pink dough, roll into a teardrop shape, then press it lightly on the lamb body.
  • Bake the cookies for 15~18 minutes until pale golden then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to leave cool.
  • Melt the chocolate pen in hot water, paint two small dots on the faces to make the eyes, drop another dot on the bottom and stick the sugar topping to make the tail.
  • After the eyes and tails appear. Look! Your super adorable little bunnies and lambs. These little fine works are truly irresistible to anyone.
Ingredients checklist: Butter, sugar, flour, salt, egg, vanilla extract, food dye, sugar topping and chocolate pen.
Utensils checklist: A scale, a measuring cup, measuring spoons, a mixing bowl, a hand mixer or electric mixer, a spatula, a baking tray and parchment paper.

Cream the butter and beat in sugar until fluffy.

After the egg and vanilla extract are added, the batter become moister and creamier.

Now add the flour,  the dough become breadcrumb like texture.

Hong Kong's summer is very hot, it is better chill the dough for a while first.

Just a very small amount of food dye already good enough to turn the dough pink. I'm sure you don't want leave any dye on your worktop, prepare it on a piece of cling film.

 Rolling the dough gently to shape the body, a sharper nose, a fuller hip, make it fun by your hand.

After the pink ears are given, the bunny shape is starting to appear : )

So much work to make the lambs!!! I am so exhausted to make just less than 10.

The cookies are cooled. Let's make the eyes and tails.

A close up... how cute they are! All my efforts are really worth it.

 Are you cruel enough to put us into your mouth >_<

Special thanks to tofu girl for her lovely recipe from "Open Mouth Insert Cookies".