MumsTakeFive Lego Cookies
I made some Lego Cookies for a gorgeous little boy's first birthday, and they were vey popular. See the recepie following:

Basic Biscuit

Ingredients

  • 185g Butter - softened
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cups Plain Flour

Method

  1. Mix the sugar,butter and vanilla till creamy.
  2. Then the egg, keep mixing.
  3. Slowly add the flour.
  4. Bake 170 degrees celcius fan forced for approx 15 mins.  As soon as they start changing colour around the edges its time to remove.

This will make one batch. you can double it if you need lots of cookies.

Royal Icing

  • 2 large (60 grams) egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups (330 grams) PURE icing sugar, sifted

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the egg whites with the lemon juice until combined. Add the sifted icing sugar and beat on low speed until combined and smooth. The icing needs to be used immediately or transferred to an airtight container as royal icing hardens when exposed to air. Cover with plastic wrap when not in use.

Lego Cookies Instruction

I used a basic cookie dough recipe above which i rolled into a rectangular shape about 2mm thick.

Then i used a plastic ruler and a sharp knife and made rectangles of the same size. If it wasn't a perfect rectangle it got scrapped and rolled out again.

Make more than you'll need, you can always have left overs.

Baked them as per the recipe above and while they were cooling i made and coloured my Royal Icing. I always use pastes or gels for colouring rather than liquid colouring.

Lay the cookies out on trays or racks that they can stay on and one colour batch at a time cover just the base rectangle. I went around all the outsides of the rectangles then went back and filled them spreading the icing evenly with a toothpick teaspoon. By the time you finish the last of the third colour batch if you're lucky (usually depends on temperature of your room etc) your first batch will be touch dry.

Here i piped on the dots. This is the best way. I tried baking the cookies with chocolate buds, chips, smarties, mm's and reeses and they didn't work well when it came to the icing part.

Icing Tips

Keep your icing bag on the icing and try not to get any air bubbles in them or when they dry they will have little holes in them. Use your extra cookies you made to practice.

Leave them all to dry. when they start drying if you find a couple of ones drying with holes in them i was able to scrape that particular dot off without too much mess and re do.

Leave them to dry for a few hours - I left mine for six hours before moving them to make sure they were definatley dry.

Make sure you hide them and don't leave them on the kitchen table so when you get up in four hours time you don't discover your four year old has eaten ten blue ones because they were his favourite!!!

Lego Cookies

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