Monday, April 5, 2010

i heart faces Dessert Recipes: Wii

WiiWhile I was doing some blog hopping I came across some Wii cookies. They looked so cool that I really wanted to try them. I’ve never really decorated cookies like this before. Usually it’s just frosting with some sprinkles or something. Our next door neighbor had just invited us over for a Wii birthday party, so it was the perfect time to make them! Wii1Start out be making some sugar cookies. I’ve tried a few different sugar cookie recipes, but my friend Kellee definitely has the best one. I will use hers from now on. Wii2Cream together your butter and sugar. Wii3Next add eggs and vanilla. Mix them well, but do not over mix. Got that? Wii4Here in high altitude country, you want to make sure that you don’t over mix things. Bad things can happen when you over mix, like this. Wii5Add baking powder. Wii6Then add flour one cup at a time. Again do not over mix, but do make sure it’s mixed well. :) Wii7Divide the dough into two separate balls. Then you can begin rolling out the dough. No need to chill the dough. Just get to it! Wii8To make Wii shaped cookies I used this handy dandy mini pizza cutter. It’s an amazing tool for such a tiny little thing.
Wii9 Try to keep your lines as straight as possible. This was difficult. Maybe I’ll use a ruler or something next time.Wii10Not bad, right? I’m not professional that’s for sure. Wii11Lay the cookies out neatly on your cookie sheet. Then stick them in the oven.

Wii12 While the cookies are baking get your icing ready. Grab your meringue powder.Wii13

Combine that with powdered sugar. Wii14

Slowly add water until you get your desired consistency. You’ll want it a little thick to pipe the outside of the cookies. Wii15

Pull your cookies out of the oven and let them cool.Wii17 Then carefully pipe around the outer edge of the cookies. Believe it or not, I’ve never decorated cookies like this. Crazy, huh? It was challenging, but fun.Wii18Once the outside piping has dried, go ahead and flood the tops of the cookies with the icing. Let those dry awhile. Wii21Once they’ve dried, start making the little Wii buttons.Wii2017 Let the buttons dry. While that’s drying get some colors mixed.Wii22a Now we’re ready to start piping the different colors on the Wii cookies.Wii22 Are they beginning to look like Wii remotes yet?Wii23 Don’t forget the power button. I had a little sparkle in my red frosting.Wii27 Now finish them off by doing the home button and flashing lights!Wii25What do you think? I need a little more practice. This was so fun. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Sugar Cookies:
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour, one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. The dough will be stiff. It may be necessary to blend the last flour in by hand. Divide dough into two even balls. Do not chill dough. Roll dough out and cut out cookie shapes.
Bake cookies on top rack of oven for 6-7 minutes until cookies are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet immediately after removing from oven.

Royal Icing:

1 pound powdered sugar
5 tablespoons meringue powder
1/3 cup plus one teaspoon water
few drops almond extract (optional)

Mix powdered sugar, meringue powder. Slowly add water to desired consistency.



Now it’s “Dessert Recipe” week at i heart faces. So join in the fun or check out some of the entries. Looking for more recipes? Here are some others I’ve posted on my blog!


Pink Shoes Photography said...

very Unique cookie.

Brenda said...

what do I think??? I think you have too mcuh free time! They look yummy :)

Sereina Blanchard said...

Those are great! I might have to try those sometime!

sharon said...

such a cute recipe and a sweet blog:) i lost my baby during birth on his due date 5 mo ago and am now 3 mo pregnant. reading over your blog a little was really encouraging - it helps to know other women have gone through this pain and still trust and praise God. i also started my blog in my son's memory although i also dont focus a lot on the grieving, i wanted a place to create and connect with other moms and cherish the time i have with my children that are here with me...

Turtle said...

very creative! =) great job! and did I mention I LOVE wii?

Heather said...

OMG my 6 year old is going to FLIP for these! His 7th birthday is going to be wii themed. We are making mii cupcakes from Bakerella and now these as well, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing=)

Nallely said...

These are awesome! I bet they were a huge hit at the Bday party! Great Job! and fantastic pics too

Jac said...

What a fun idea! My sons would LOVE these! :)

Kellee said...

They look great! Thanks for the link :) I am sure there were not any leftovers!

Christina said...

So fun! You did great!

Christina said...

So fun! You did great!

laura said...

I am very impressed. I have never decorated cookies like that before either. I always make Kellee do it. She lives close to me, that helps.

Evette Mendisabal said...

Oh my heck those look like a whol lot of fun. How did the birthday kiddo enjoy them?

Displaced Iowan said...

I'll take six dozen. By tomorrow.

Wait. What's a Wii?

Karey said...

WOW! What a great idea! Looks so time consuming, but I'm sure the kids LOVED them!

joyfulheartphotography said...

What a great idea. My kids will love these!

Anita Johnson said...

I think I would try to laminate them and use them over and over...they are way too cute to just eat!