Lego stamped cookies! Cookie dough (always good) plus LEGO (a household favourite) equals culinary fun! With Lego-obsessed kids it’s pretty easy to make up activities: fun guaranteed! As we love baking as well, I thought: “Why not combining these activities?”
So.. when I entered the kitchen with a ball of cookie dough and a tray of Lego the kids stared at me.. I did not say anything and placed it on the table. Suddenly they got the idea and then there was no holding them back! They started to roll the dough, used cookie cutters to cut cookie shapes and decorated them by pressing/rolling/stamping LEGO pieces into them. Needless to say, they loved it.
// How to make Lego stamped cookies
Making lego stamped cookies could hardly be easier. Essentially, prepare a generous quantity of dough and serve this with a variety of clean lego pieces. It’s worth finding different kinds of Lego pieces, such as rectangular blocks of different sizes, wheels, flowers, minifigures, small windows, et cetera. Let the kids explore and find ways to make an impression onto the dough. They can press on the regular blocks, roll wheels, push minifigure heads (albeit a bit cruel), and so on, to make imprints in the dough. Then bake as usual.
// Recipe for cookies
I’m sure your favourite cookie dough recipe would be perfectly adequate, but in case you need a recipe you can use this one:
• 280g plain flour
• 185g fine white sugar
• pinch of vanilla powder or sachet of vanilla sugar
• 130g soft butter
• 1 egg
• 1/4 tsp baking powder
• salt (pinch)
1. Mix the sugar and butter until you reach a nice and smooth consistency (this takes 8-10 minutes).
2. Beat an egg and add it to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix well.
3. Add a pinch of vanilla powder or a sachet of vanilla sugar. Mix again.
4. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
5. Make a firm ball of the dough and place it in the fridge for an hour (covered).
6. Heat the oven to 180ºC (390ºF).
7. Divide the dough in 3 parts and use 1 part at the time (keep the rest in the fridge to it remains firm). Use a rolling pin to flatten de dough until it has a thickness of about 4 mm.
8. Use your favourite cookie cutters to make shapes. Get out the lego and make imprints! We used a range of bricks, wheels, lego heads.
9. Bake the cookies for approximately 10 minutes, until blond-golden. Bon appétit!
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