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Animalitos cookies

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Prepare these super cute animal cookies and decorate them with the kids on a holiday afternoon. Use animal cutters and use your creativity to decorate them. Use pastel colors to make them at Easter, or prepare them to give
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24 portions
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (240 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, (300 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour, (330 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites, for icing
  • 5 cups powdered sugar, for icing
  • natural food colouring
  • pastry bag
  • sugar, of colors


Preheat oven to 400 F (200 degrees)
In a blender bowl, mix the softened butter with the sugar until it has a light, creamy and fluffy consistency.
Add the egg and the vanilla extract and stir.
Mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture little by little, beating well every time you add it.
Divide the mixture into two balls.
On a flat surface with flour, knead until it has a mass of a thickness of 5 mm.
Pass the cookie cutters by flour and cut the desired cookies.
Put the cookies on an ungreased tray and bake for 6-7 minutes (or until they are a little brown).
For the Royal Icing: Whisk the egg whites until the foam comes out.
Add the icing sugar and mix until well mixed.
Divide the bitumen between plates to add the colors you want to use.
Add drops of vegetable dye to the different dishes with bitumen and mix well. (Be careful as the vegetable dyes paint very fast, add drop by drop).
Put the colored bitumen in a duya with a small round tip and first skirt the cookies. Then fill in the center of the cookie. You can see that the bitumen extends and stays smooth. (If it is too thick you can add 1/2 teaspoon of water)
To decorate borders, or other highlighted elements you can thicken the bitumen by adding glass sugar. You can put this bitumen in another duya with a finer point to make details. (like the chicken's beak)
Let them dry completely and then make lines with the thickest bitumen and add the colored sugar on top to give texture to the cookies.


If you let the cookies dry for 15 minutes, the bitumen will get hard and you can overpower them.

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Ratings (6)
Sofi Jauss
11/06/2020 12:49:56
A cuántos grados se tienen que hornear?
Shey Medrano
05/04/2020 09:24:15
Hola Janaina abarca Cordova cuando metes las galletas al horno y pasan los 6 o 7 min tienen que estar un poco doradas de la orilla y aún que tú las sientas blanditas sácalas para que se enfríen y se pondrán sueltas pero no tanto espero te sirva saludos
Janaina Abarca Cordova
17/03/2013 17:25:46
Ayuda Las galletas por que me salen duras? Ya hice dos veces esta receta y me quedan bien duras la galletas me pueden dar algún tío por que si no me va a llegar la cuenta del dentista carísimo por que mi familia va a quedar chimuela! :O
Susana Rayas
05/03/2013 21:28:07
Muy lindas Perfectas para regalar
Alejandro Dominguez Rivera
03/02/2013 21:49:54
bonitos para los nenes
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