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May 31, 2022
To make this recipe you will need a cookie cake template. You can shop our range of Cookie Cake templates by Dough Cuts here.
1. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy.
2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat together until well combined.
3. Add the flour and cocoa and beat until it just comes together to form a smooth dough.
4. Roll the dough out on a silicone mat or baking paper (so you don't have to transfer later) to approximately 5mm thick and far enough to cut out the large cookie shapes later. Refrigerate the dough for 30mins.
5. Place your cookie cake template on top of the dough and cut out the shape using a plastic cake cutter tool or a blunt butter knife. Take your time and keep the blade upright so that the edge of the cookie is cut straight.
6. Carefully lift off the excess cookie dough away from the cutout shape.
7. Slide the baking mats with the cookies on them onto a baking tray and put the cookie cutouts back into the fridge to chill for a further 15mins. This will help the cookie to keep its shape when baked.
8. Heat oven to 160 and bake for 20-25mins or until golden and firm. Leave the cookies on the trays to cool completely to avoid breaking when warm.
1. Place butter into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until creamy.
2. Add icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract and beat on low speed until it just comes together - then increase to high speed and beat until well combined, smooth and glossy.
3. If the buttercream is too soft to pipe you can pop it into the fridge to firm up a little or add more icing sugar to the mixture. If the buttercream is too firm you can add a little milk until you reach the desired texture.
1. Place your first cookie onto the serving plate, pipe the buttercream onto the cookie and put this in the fridge to firm up for 10-20mins.
2. Place the second cookie on top of the first very gently and pipe your icing onto this one. Refrigerate again for 10-20mins and then you are ready to place any cookie cake toppers on top.
3. Chill again before serving to make the cookie cake easy to cut.
Recipe and image by Dough Cuts.
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