Thursday, April 22, 2010

neopolitan sugar cookies

I always loved neopolitan ice-cream as a kid. Admittedly the chocolate first, then strawberry and vanilla, if i had to. But lately i've seen cakes, cupcakes, cookies and desserts in this neopolitan theme! Fantastic! SO....i made sugar cookies =)



My standard sugar cookie recipe:
(if i make patterns and colours, i make the dough, colour it, shape it and leave it in the fridge overnight, it holds it's shape better when cutting and cooking!)

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp thickened cream (here i use 10%)

cream butter and sugar until light and sugar is dissolved.
mix in vanilla and egg, then gradually beat in flour, baking powder and salt.
dough should come together.
if it is still a bit crumbly i add a little cream, 1 tsp at a time only if needed.

bake at 180C/350F
for 10-12 minutes =)

just add colour, shape, mould, cut, ice!

I divided this batch into 3:
1 part Vanilla
1 part Chocolate (work in 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa)
1 part Strawberry (add a little colour and essence to taste)
Then i divided those parts each into three, to make 3 different designs.

The SWIRLY!
Basically roll out the chocolate dough, on a sheet of plastic wrap,
into a rectangle about 3mm thick.
Repeat with the vanilla and lay it on top of the chocolate.
Repeat with the strawberry and lay it on top of the vanilla.
From the long side, roll it up using the plastic wrap to keep it uniform and smooth.
You should have a long tube rolled up in plastic wrap.
Seal the ends and refrigerate overnight.
I checked in on it to make sure it stayed round.
To bake slice into 4-5mm pieces and bake at 350/180 for 10-12minutes.





2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your talents! Beautiful Presentation!

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  2. what a fun cookie. So inspiring!

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