Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Animation Night Cookies

Hey all! Its been a while, hasn't it? I've been soooo busy with stuff for college, my job, my internship and most of all, me-time! I'm learning a lot about myself but most importantly I'm learning how to truly live my life and I'm so proud of myself and so happy to be surrounded by such amazing friends that are helping me get to my dreams, and accepting me for who I truly am. Those same friends are the ones who I made these cookies for! I rented a bunch of DVD's and these movies probably took about three hours, not including drying time overnight. They love them!

I've used a similar recipe before for my Christmas cookies but this time I used a total of five cups of flour which consisted of four cups of cake flour mixed with one cup of all-purpose and they were so soft! A few cracked, but I found that if I let them cool on the pan and firmly placed my spatula underneath the main structure of the cookie, it could come out perfect. The first batch (all square cookies) I over-cooked a little but I let them sit for a day before icing them whilst the two cookies at the bottom were under-cooked a little and then frosted within an hour of cooling. The under-cooked ones were my favorite! Kind of like lofthouse style cookies!

 I totally forgot to pop a lot of the air bubbles but I think they turned out fine - plus these were super fun! As you can tell - I'll be doing MANY more sugar cookie batches.

Extra-soft Sugar Cookie Recipe:
2 C. Medium-Hard Coconut Oil
1 & 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
4 tsp. Vanilla Flavoring
4 C. Cake Flour
1 C. All-Purpose Flour
4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt

Makes about 2 dozen medium-large cookies.

Cream your sugar and coconut oil together with your flavoring, sift together the rest of the ingredients and then wrap in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge while you spray a baking pan and preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and then roll out your dough to about 1/4-1/2 an inch thick, then cut into preferred shapes and bake for about 5-7 minutes or until cooked to your liking, try not to let them brown as they will continue to cook afterwards. Let them rest, then get to icing!

That recipe is right here -

http://shinsveganloving.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-very-zombie-christmas.html

As for the cookies above - here's their movie list!

Top: "My Neighbor Tototo", "Coraline", Ponyo"
Bottom: "Spirited Away" (Soot Sprite and Round Cookie), "Howl's Moving Castle", Inuyasha
*Not Pictured: "Princess Mononoke"

Enjoy!

10 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much, Jenn! Everyone loved them and some even took photos! ^^

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  2. They are so pretty, well done. The air bubbles give character :-) Have a good weekend Diane

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    1. Aw, thank you very much Diane! I love your comments - they warm me up! ^^

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  3. I love the soot sprite! I always thought of them as the cousins of Totoro's makkuro kurosuke:)

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    1. Thank you very much, Ellen! ^^ And yes - they definitely are!

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    1. Thank you very much, Kathy! They took so long! ^^

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