- Friday, 26 February 2016 -

Recipe: Panda Cookies

Hello my lovelies! Ever since Pancake Tuesday came and went, I seem to have been bitten by the baking bug as I find myself spending my spare time in the kitchen cooking up a storm and making a mess of the place. Having posted a few cake and cupcake tutorials in the past (see them here and here!) I wanted to try my hand at something new and decided to tread into uncharted territory and bake some biscuits! Not overly confidant on the whole biscuit making business, I decided to cheat a little bit and purchase some panda-shaped cookie cutters from eBay. Having already seen a few Miffy and Disney sugar cookie tutorials floating around on the Blogosphere, I thought it'd be fun to mix chocolate with vanilla and make something that's cute enough to eat!

You will need:

2 tablespoons of unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 and a half cups of all purpose flour
A pinch of salt
1 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
Three quarter cup of granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 and a half teaspoons of vanilla extract
Panda-shaped cookie cutters

1/ Cream together the butter and the sugar until fluffy

2/ Crack the egg open in a separate jug or cup and mix well. Once done, add in the egg and vanilla extract into the mixture and blend well

3/ Slowly pour in the salt and the flour, mixing until a light but thick consistency is achieved - don't worry if dough appears sticky, because we'll be adding pinches of flour later when using the cookie cutters!

4/ Cut the dough in half, mixing 2 tablespoons of the Cocoa Powder into one half and mixing well

5/ Cover both the light dough and the dark dough in plastic (separately) and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour

6/ Using a rolling pin, roll out your cookie dough on a lightly floured surface

7/ Using the cookie cutters provided, cut out the shapes and outlines of your pandas, using the dark cookie cutters for the dark parts of dough and the white cookie cutters for the light parts and layer the pieces on top of each other

8/ Preheat your over to 350°F / 180°C / Gas Mark 4

9/ Once assembled, bake your cookies for approximately 10 - 12 minutes, always keeping an eye on them so they don't burn - you want the white dough to stay light!

10/ Once baked, allow them to cool for up to 20 minutes, and enjoy!

  1. THESE ARE AMAZING! Im googling panda cookie cutters right now haha <3

  2. Omg!! These are so cute!!!!!!!!!! Love them!! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  3. These are so cute, love their little faces!! Must make these :) Kizzy x The Dainty Dolls House

  4. I still can't get over how cute they are. Honestly, I'd have to make loads, just so I could preserve some of them in something, and eat the others. ADORABLE.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  5. Omg these are adorable! I want to start baking more and I think I need to buy some panda shaped cutters so I can have this cuteness.

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.co.uk

  6. These are so adorable! I can only imagine myself managing to pull off one of those 'pinterest fails' if I tried it myself lol! At least the cookie cutters would make it easier! Great post :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  7. These are the cutest little things I ever did see, they almost look too cute to eat - but I'll never let a cookie go to waste so I'd demolish these lil guys in seconds! I love how tiny and adorable they are, they'd go so cute with a good brew in a quirky mug for sure! Fab job!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  8. Oooh so cute! Love those cutters! Were they good quality for the price?

    Lots of Love, Lottie | Lifestyle blog to make you smile :)

  9. These are the cutest things ever - I need to invest in a panda cookie cutter!

    Kirsty Leanne xx | http://www.kirstyleanne.com

  10. You always post the most adorable bakes and it makes me so jealous of your talents! I think I need to invest in a Panda cookie cutter.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

  11. OMG these are *too* cute, I love them! x


  12. These are adorable! If I made these I'm sure they'd just look like little colourful blobs of cookie.

    Issy | MissIsGoode xox

  13. These are too darn cute! I need to find some panda-shaped cookie cutters as soon as possible! - Tasha

  14. Omg these are the cutest, I have followed your blog everywhere I love your blog x


  15. Oh me! Could these be any cuter? I need to get the cookie cutters!

    Be | lovefrombe

  16. They are so cute! Now if only I could bake...

    Maybe get hubby on the case!

    That Wise Lady

  17. These are the cutest things I have ever seen!! I need to make me some of these haha.

  18. So adorable i couldn't eat such a cute little face!! <3
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex.co.uk

  19. I know what I'm asking for as a house warming gif. These adorable cookie cutters! I can't wait to try these out.. even if I'll feel bad eating them. Haha.

    Sara Bloo xo

  20. Omg they are so frickin cuuutttteeeeee!!!!!!

    Stacey xxx unicornfairy.net

  21. So on my list of goodies to bake. Adorable! Love the panda's. I just got a miffy Bunny Cookie Cutter too so I've been thinking about making cute cookies like these lately.

    Margarita Bloom | Modern Vintage Beauty & Fashion
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  22. This are so cute! They remind me a lot of those tiny teddy biscuits I used to eat when I was younger. I'm really in the mood for baking right now!

    Sally - DiagonSally

  23. Awww :3 These are soooo adorable :D I want to make some!


  24. These look great! My niece and nephew would love them :)