Dr Who Cookies
Just back from a week in Scotland, with her cousin (the talented Serena of Pretty Wild Things Blog), my daughter proudly opened her suitcase to reveal no, not an Aberdeen Angus, thistle or heather
but a Lakeland plastic bag containing Dr. Who Cookie Cutters!
Definitely just the thing to divert her mind from the pending GCSE results - she even got up early this morning to start them. On her way to buy eggs from the local farmer she bumped into her friend and the two teens had made a mess of the kitchen and were in Dr. Who heaven in no time at all!
I have to confess I have no idea where my daughter got this recipe from - but it worked perfectly. Sorry I don't have the imperial equivalents as she is too young to bother with those but I like to stick with lbs and ozs, if I can, and often use this easy converter
Dr Who Cookie Recipe
I thought the Dr Who biscuits (which I prefer to call them) looked perfect as they were. But they had other ideas and rolled out bought sugar paste which they then cut out with the corresponding cookie cutter
They found that by using a little red jam the paste was easy to adhere to the cookie (and given by the later lip licking tasted pretty good too!). Edible colour writing tubes were a definite triumph and as we couldn't find our piping nozzles or icing bags I was called in to make little greaseproof bags for them to use hot water icing too.
We had silver balls left over from a previous cooking experiment and on impulse I had bought a rather horrifying sounding silver sheen spray by Dr. Oeteker which gave the most amazing results; by either spraying straight on to white sugar paste or on top of the coloured icing of the tardis.
Having just revamped my kitchen, I am a little precious about the counter tops and the girls very wisely did the spraying outside, by placing the cookies on cooling racks and then spraying over them on the lawn.
If you'd like to find out more about these cutters and the whole Lakeland Dr Who range then this link should do the trick. If you don't have a store near you, fear not - they deliver
This would work great for younger kids too and could even be ideal for birthday parties as you could get the whole thing ready just up to the point of decoration.
I often used to do this with fairy cakes when my kids were small. Have everything set up on a table for when kids arrive, so that they can immediately get on with something and there is no hanging around waiting for the party to begin.
Once decorated simply put each child's own cookie on a named paper plate/napkin for them to have with a juice later or to take home - perfect entertainment and party-food at the same time!
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