Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Homemade mustache Oreos for fathers day





i got the mustache stamp/cutters from ebay for £7.99 they are by Fred, i saw them on pinterest and then went hunting for them on ebay.
i thought they would be prefect to use for fathers day cookies, i know its not for two weeks but i decided to do a test run with them now for myself.
i decided to make home made oreos with them
to make your own you will need
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
1 egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
first cream the butter and sugar until pale then add the egg and vanilla and mix until its light and fluffy, then sift in the flour and coca powder and mix together until it forms a dough, keep kneading until its all combined, (the dough was dark, but it wasn't black like an oreo so i used a little black colouring just to make sure).
because i was using stamps and cutters and wanted them to be sandwiched together they needed to stay the same size, and as this dough is really wet and delicate i rolled it out to some floured parchment paper and used the cutters on it while it was on the paper and removed the excess dough, then i put the paper straight on to the cookie sheet so i didn't have to move them around .
preheat the oven at 180c.
place them in the freezer for 5 minutes, while the oven is heating up, this helps them hold their shape,
then bake for 8 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack,




for the filling you will need
1 tsp. plus a heaping 1/4 tsp. unflavoured gelatin
2 TBSP. cold water
1/2 c. shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
2 and 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Combine the gelatin and water in a cup.  then put the cup into a larger bowl of hot water and leave it until the gelatin has dissolved and is transparent.

Remove the cup from the hot water and let the liquid cool to room temperature, about 5 minutes.
in a mixing bowl, mix the shortening until its fluffy, then add the vanilla and gradually add the icing sugar until it comes together then add the gelatin and use immediately by putting some in the cookie and sandwiching another on top.
 (i have also made the filling with no gelatin and just butter and powdered sugar and it worked fine, if you add enough powdered sugar so that you can shape it like fondant)




17 comments

  1. These are so cool! I wish I had one of those mustache molds!

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  2. too cute!!! what a great (and yummy) idea :)

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  3. Theese are such a HOOT!! Love 'em, sharing 'em, pinning 'em!

    Thanks so much for linking up,
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  4. Great tip about cutting on the parchment paper. These are so cute and would make a great Dad's Day gift.

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  5. These are so cute! They would make a great gift for Dad. Father's day is a different day here in Australia. I will have to print this off and remember to make these for Father's day in Sept here.
    New follower via Twitter and GFC.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

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  6. I saw these cookie cutters at World Market yesterday...Now I need to go back and purchase the set! :D

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  7. OMG! These are so freaking adorable! :) I can't get over how cute! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

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  8. Love these! So cute! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell party. You've been featured! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/06/show-tell-features_11.html

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. We are so happy that you joined us last week. We can't wait to see what you have for us at this week's party.
    Debi and Charly

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  10. You are so talented! These are the cutest cookies...and, they look delish!!

    I featured you today: http://www.52mantels.com/2013/06/20-fathers-day-ideas.html

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  11. How fun! I'm including this in my Father's Day Roundup today :)
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  12. Yum! Very sweet idea for Father's Day!

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  13. These cookies are so fun! I loved them so much I featured them!
    Have a great weekend!
    http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/our-sunday-best-features/

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  14. This is so ridiculously adorable! What is it about mustaches that screams dad? Love it!

    Visiting from the Dream to Reality Link Up!

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  15. What an absolutely fun cookie!!! Perfect for Father's Day :-)

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