Moo's grandma Mama Su has just been to up to stay for a few days. She came bearing these super cute Panda cookie cutters for Moo, so we had to set aside an afternoon to making Panda cookies.
They came with instructions and recipe, however we couldn't read them so we made up our own recipe. We worked out we needed a recipe that didn't rise and spread to much as it would distort the cookies.
50g soften butter
1 egg yoke
3 tsp milk
150g plain flour
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp hot water
1. Cream butter and sugar til pale and creamy. Add egg yolk and mix well.
2 Add in the milk mix well.
3. Divide the cookie mixture into thirds. ⅓ for lemon cookies - 1 tsp lemon juice
⅔ for cocoa cookies - add 1 Tbsp cocoa dissolved in 2tsp hot water
4. Gradually add seived flour, 50g to the lemon mixture and 100g to the cocoa mixture. Mix well.
5. Roll out 3mm thin. Cut the faces and details from the lemon cookies and panda bodies from the cocoa cookies and piece together.
Bake in preheated oven at 180°c for 12-15mins.
Makes 20 little cookies, simple and they don't need to be iced as they're so cute they won't last long.
or if you really wanted to you could cookie the layers separately and stick together with a little icing (but seems like a lot more work to me).