Finding the perfect shape for cookies has never been easier than it is with Makerbot. After printing a copy of an amazing TARDIS cookie cutter for a friend I thought I’d try my hand at fancy decorative baking, not my usual project but I think it turned out well.
I followed the receipe from Nigella Lawson with some minor changes. Here’s my version:
¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. Uncle Chris’ Fancy Vanillin Extract
2⅔ cups AP flour, plus more if needed
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 3D printed TARDIS cookie cutter
2 baking sheets, lined with parchment paper
1 bottle blue gel paste food coloring
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1. Cream the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy. Add a small amount of food coloring (start with less than you think you’ll need, coloring strength can vary and while you can always add-to you can’t take-out), mix thoroughly adding more food coloring if necessary to achieve desired color. Mix in eggs & vanilla extract.
2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl, then stir into wet mix.
3. Split dough into 2 flat discs and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
4. Pre-heat oven to 350
5. Lightly flour work surface and rolling pin. Roll 1 disc of dough to 1/4″ thick and cut with cookie cutters.
6. Bake 8-12 minutes
7. When cookies are fully cooled, mix hot water and confectioners sugar in a bowl. Apply with a piping bag or a zip-top bag with the corner cut off.