Have you ever received a birthday present that makes you think ‘Damn, this person knows me a little too well!’?
Well that’s exactly what happened this year.
Nothing quite captures my love for baking and hilarious hipster crap than Fred & Friends Munchstache Cookie Cutters.
I’m rather well known for my various attempts at cookie making, which have always started out well. I’ll get the recipe right, roll my 6 perfectly-shaped cookies out, place them in the oven and 10-15mins later I pull out the baking tray and…. I have ONE giant cookie.
God knows how I do it.
This time, however, I got it right. So this recipe must be foolproof. Or at the very least, Debbieproof.
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp peanut butter (either crunchy or smooth, depending on your preference)
2 egg yolks
½ cup softened butter
Chocolate spread (for piping)
Makes approx. 15 cookies
Preheat your oven to 350°F
Dump everything into one great big bowl and keep mixing till a stiff dough is formed.
Flour your work top and rolling pin, and roll out until the dough is about a quarter of an inch thick.
Then cut your cookies…
Place on a greased baking tray, flip the cutter over and stamp…
… and take a second to admire your work.
The cookies hold their form well in the oven and don’t spread too much, so you can cram quite a few onto one tray.
Pop in the oven for 10/12 minutes, or until golden in color and firm to the touch.
If you have a veeery thin piping contraption, once the cookies are cooled you can pipe chocolate spread onto the munchtache to give the illusion of hair. I attempted this, but found my piping set was much too thick and the taste of an overly generous layer of chocolate smothered the peanut flavour.
The only thing I could find that was fine enough was a stick of spaghetti. Using pasta may seem a little silly, but trust me when I say it worked a treat!
And there you have it! 100% easy, 100% hipster, 100% Debbieproof.
You can order the cookie cutters for a very reasonable price from here, or you can show off your fancy (butter)knife skills and craft your very own munchtaches. The wonderful thing about these cookies isn’t merely the taste, oh no! You can also hand them out to your nearest and dearest and get some super silly pictures.
Who said you shouldn’t play with your food?
Recipe originally featured on www.inseatnumber3.com a Spanish based food and lifestyle blog
Debbie Musgrove is a Gastronomical Tour Guide at Madrid Food Tour.