Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dinosaur egg cookies


My hubby and I had a lot of fun making these! Figuring out how to roll the chocolate dough around the matcha dough without it breaking or sticking too much was a fun challenge :-) The end result was cute to look at and deliciously buttery to eat. Should you try this recipe, I hope you'll get as much enjoyment from making them as we did!

Ingredients for chocolate dough:
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (I used potato starch)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 226g butter
  • 200ml agave syrup
  • 1 egg

Ingredients for matcha dough:
  • 2 & 1/4 cups gluten-free flour (I used potato starch)
  • 1 - 2 tsp matcha (green tea) powder
  • 226g butter
  • 200ml agave syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method for the matcha dough:
  1. Beat butter and agave syrup together.
  2. Add the vanilla, flour and matcha powder; using the dough hooks on an electric mixer to mix till just incorporated (i.e. the dough sticks together).
  3. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  4. Use your hands and some cling wrap to roll the dough lightly into long, thick "worms"; forming the inside of the dinosaur egg.
  5. Refrigerate again till the chocolate dough is ready.

Method for the chocolate dough:
  1. Beat butter and agave syrup together.
  2. Beat in the egg.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and flour; using the dough hooks on an electric mixer to mix till just incorporated (i.e. the dough sticks together).
  4. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  5. Roll the dough out between two pieces of baking paper till it is just long/wide enough to be shaped and closed around the green matcha dough "worms".
  6. Wrap in cling wrap tightly to "round-off' the shape, and refrigerate for another hour.


Method for baking:

  1. Slice off 1.5 cm pieces of the finished dough "worms", laying them out on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  2. Bake for 15 - 16 mins at 175 - 180 degree celsius on the middle rung of the oven.
  3. Bon appetit!


7 comments:

Marisa said...

Looks yummy! Where did you find the matcha?

Juanita said...

Hi Marisa - you've got mail!

Dajana said...

I can imagine how much fun my kids would have making these, lovely.

Monty said...

They look really cool :)

Juanita said...

Thanks Dajana and Monty!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Thanks juanita!
They look quite fun to make~

xo

Curry and Comfort said...

My son loves dinosaurs and would love this fun treat! Great Job! - Ramona