Wednesday, 29 May 2013

My Gameboy's broken now, sigh, but I still got a little nostalgic in my baking today with these Tetris Cookies. Super easy dough recipe but then again, bit of a challenge to your Geometry skills... 

You'll need:

For the cookies - 
150g butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence

Icing - 
Pack of icing sugar
1 tbsp butter
Boiled jug of water
Food colourings (of choice)
Food colouring pen (black)

What to do:
1. To make the dough, mix the sugar and butter (slightly softened) on high with an electric beater until 'light and fluffy.'

2. Add the egg and vanilla, mix in. Then add the flour gradually and slowly beat.

3. Pull the dough out of the bowl and roll out with a wooden rolling pin until it's as thick as you want it.

4. Slide onto a tray between two sheets of gladwrap and put in the fridge for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, put your oven onto bake at 200 degrees.

5. Pull the dough out of the fridge. Mark lines widthways and longways 2cm apart. ONLY use the knife to slice right through once you're ready to make the shapes.

6. Slide onto a tray lined with a sheet of baking paper, and bake for around 8 minutes or until slightly golden.

7. Leave to cool and make the icing meanwhile. Icing is very 'trial-and-error', basically mix the icing sugar with the butter and water until you get a nice thick consistency.

8. Decorate your Tetris shapes, mark in the lines with the pen, and voila!

Make sure you take your time with this recipe, because otherwise you'll end up with some awkwardly shaped squares, but it's loads of fun in the meantime :)

Written by Natalie Lane


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