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Sunday, September 5, 2010

pixel cookies!

One of my best friends, Ashley, showed me a neat idea of making pixie cookies using a play doh extruder. I loved the idea and so for my birthday she bought me my own play doh extruder :).

I wanted to attempt something fairly easy for my first time, so I chose to try and make the ghost from pac-man.

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The idea is that you extrude strips and stack them. When your stack is complete, you slice your cookies. I didn't do a very neat job and ran into a slew of issues of my white dough falling apart every inch or so coming out of the extruder.

Beginning of the stack:

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Continuing the stack:

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The growing slanted stack:

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The final straightened and trimmed stack:

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Slices:

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After baking:

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Boyfriend about to eat one:

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I didn't plan how I wanted the mouth area of the ghost to be. I was so frustrated with how things were going that I didn't care. Next time I'll make sure my dough isn't as dry and hopefully I won't have the breakage problem.

I used a sugar cookie recipe that Amy likes to use. You can find it here.

If you try to do something like this, you need your dough to be chilled. It shouldn't be too cold either though because the extruder is very difficult to use with very cold dough. I put my dough in the fridge overnight and was too hard and cold to use right away.


*The idea to make a pixel cookie using a play doh machine is not my original idea. I don't know whose idea it was originally, but here's my credit to that guy.

5 comments:

agodbold said...

They are soooo cute! I'm happy you tried it out! I'm sorry it gave you so much trouble, though.

P.S.-Your last sentence giving "that guy" credit made me literally laugh out loud.

monica said...

haha awesome! Yeah, well next time I'll make sure I don't have any trouble :D

kathyphantastic said...

These pixel cookies are the cutest ever. I just want to place them in different settings and take pictures of them.

Have you seen Exit Through the Gift Shop? They kinda remind me of that movie, too.

Zocalo double date soon?

(K) said...

omg i can only imagine how much time these took. super neat idea though

monica said...

ah Kathy I never saw this comment! I need to fix my blog so I get notified when someone makes a comment. I haven't ever seen Exit Through the Gift Shop--going to look at that now.