These cookies freeze REALLY well.
Those that have been following along will know that the Birthday Girl is obsessed with all things Potter, so much so that she sports 2 HP tattoos.
One of which is a quote from the Deathly Hallows. So of course I had to find a way to incorporate it into her party.
So caramel shortbread Deathly Hallows cookies it is!
First of all I needed some sort of cutter, cause I am LAZY and uncoordinated and then there is the small issue of limited depth perception and my desperate need for things to be fucking PERFECT, there was no way in hell I was freehanding.
I didn’t have a triangle cutter in my arsenal of cookie cutters (I DO however, have numerous princess crowns, 8 different sized dog bones, upper and lower case alphabet and a set of teeth) so I rummaged around in my cupboards and found these:
That wonky looking diamond was a square egg shaper and the round thing is an icing tip. Gotta work with what you got cause I was on a budget.
I call these caramel shortbread cause they taste caramelly to me, because of the addition of brown sugar.
You can call them brown sugar shortbread or Kelleys Motherfucking Awesome Shortbread or even Deathly Hallows cookies because, well, duh.
Deathly Hallows Cookies
(these are all in grams so everyone on the planet can make them – not looking at you Amercians with your weird arsed measurement system)
375g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
100g brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180C/350F
Cream the butter and sugar in your fabulous red mixer.
Add the egg and vanilla and keep whipping until it is all creamy and delicious.
Reduce the mixer to low and add the combined flour and baking powder in large spoonfuls until it is all incorporated.
You may need to stop the mixer and scrape the sides and bottom from time to time unless you have the fancy mixer/spatula attachment like me. I got it for like less than 20 bucks from Amazon and it is AWESOME.
Dump it on a floured surface and roll out to about a centimetre thick.
Cut out the triangle shapes. Place them on a gladbake covered cookie tray.
Then use the large end of the icing tip (or whatever you have scrounged from your kitchen) to make the circle and then finally a knife to make the line.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then let cool for 5 on the tray.
Transfer to cooling rack till completely cold and then chuck ’em in a container in the freezer for when you need them, taking them out at least half an hour before required so they can come to room temp.
Alas, I was too
drunk busy being party planner extraordinaire to get any DECENT photos of the end result.
I suck as a blogger.
So these are the crappy ones that were at the bottom of the pile. Pretty damn good for the rejects.
P.S. Too and Da Girlfriend made awesome Christmas Pandas with the same recipe. I am sure they would be totally suitable for Easter manatees too.
I am as confused as you are.