Wednesday, 14 March 2012

C is for cookie...

Week 12, Bake 12.

I have had a very good week this week. I have been offered and accepted a job as a Speech and Language Therapist at a school for dyslexic children (my perfect job). So to celebrate, this weeks bake is special. Cookie monster cupcakes!

This bake is in two pieces really, cookies and cupcakes.
Ingredients: (cupcakes)
  • 180g plain flour
  • 20g of corn flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 175g of caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 120ml of vegetable oil
  • 120ml of buttermilk
Ingredients: (cookies)
  • 300g of plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 170g of unsalted butter
  • 120g of white sugar
  • 215g of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 300g of chocolate chips of dried fruit
Ingredients: (decorating)
  • 125g of soften butter
  • Icing sugar
  • A splash of milk
  • Blue food colouring
  • Black food colouring
  • White royal icing
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180c.
  2. For the cupcakes: sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together using an electric mixer for 10 seconds then add in the caster sugar and beat for 30 seconds.
  4. Now add in the oil and vanilla essence and beat again until it is all combined.
  5. Now on a slower speed, tip in half of the flour and then once combined add in half of buttermilk. Now add in the final amount of flour and buttermilk and beat until it is all combined.
  6. To make the small cookies for cookie monsters mouth, use a teaspoon to measure out a small amount of cookie dough and place them onto a baking sheet.
  7. To make the bigger cookies (which you will be eating separately) use an American measuring cup, fill it with the batter and then pour this into each cupcake case.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Leave them to cool on a wire rack.
  10. Now for the cookies: sift the flour, salt and baking soda.
  11. Now melt the butter. In a separate bowl, pour the melted butter into a mixing bowl and stir in the sugars.
  12. Add the egg and yolk and beat it into the butter/sugar mixture.
  13. Stir in the dry ingredients and then stir in the chocolate chips/raisins.
  14. Cover the dough and let it rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
  15. Meanwhile prepare the icing. Beat the butter in a bowl and then add the icing sugar a bit at a time and beat it.
  16. Now add a splash of milk, the vanilla essence and the food colouring.
  17. Beat all together and then spoon the icing into a piping bowl with a small star nozzle.
  18. Cut a slit into the cupcake to make the mouth and cut a cookie in half.
  19. Pipe round the mouth and then shove the cookie into the mouth and finish piping the rest of the cupcake.
  20. Roll out eyes for the cookie monster and paint eye balls on them with a paint brush and black food colouring.

This is how I cook:

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  1. These are the CUTEST THINGS EVER!!! :-D

  2. These are soooooooooooo cute and adorable!
    How creative of you

  3. So cute, and yummy looking too! I pinned it!

  4. These are great! And congrats on the job! Thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday at Addicted to Recipes! Hope to see you at the next link party, starting Sunday!

  5. These are awesome! I made some myself not too long ago. I love how adorable they look. Although I used blue coconut to get them looking fuzzy.