One of my grandson’s favourite cartoon characters is Jake The Dog from Adventure Time. When he knew he was going to attend a Cartoon Camp during the school holidays and cookies were required Jake was it.
Part of the fun of the Cartoon Camp was to sell your wares, both baked and/or unwanted toys. You were given (fake) money of $1000 so that you could purchase what you wanted.
I think we have a budding entrepreneur amongst us, he decided his cookies would sell at $250 each. When asked by one of the buyers why were his cookies so expensive his comment was “its Jake The Dog”. He managed to sell all 12 cookies and he used this money to buy a few items he wanted to purchase.
We took a recipe from The Women’s Weekly Celebration Book for the cookies to make the base. It was easy to roll out between sheets of baking paper. Having very little time to make these cookies we decided to do Jake’s face only.
After baking we cooled them completely before we began decorating.
After flooding with yellow royal icing we left them to dry. Realizing we were really short of time, we had to start adding the decorations regardless. We cut rounds out of chocolate melts for the eyes to try and quicken things up. When adding them to the biscuits we knew the icing wasn’t set enough, but we had no choice but to keep going.
We had a small amount of the red fondant left from icing the lego cake and used this for the mouth. The remaining decorations were bits of chocolate for the nose and more royal icing for the muzzle and eyes. Not necessarily the best job ever but the best we could do with the time available.
Although not a perfect iced cookie my grandson loved it. Hope you have fun making this or similar characters.
- 125g butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (not extract) (use less for extract)
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 1-1/2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 cup plain flour
- Pre-heat oven to 150˚C.
- Cream butter and sugar together with essence until light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg and milk.
- Stir in sifted flours in 3 lots.
- Knead dough on floured surface until firm enough to handle, cover, refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Roll out dough between two sheets of baking paper until about 5mm thick.
- Cut to desired shapes.
- Place on lined trays about 2 cm apart.
- Bake for about 15 minutes.
- Cool on trays.
- Decorate as desired.