I’m kind of obsessed with The Hunger Games… I’m dreading this last film because I so very much loved the books and the characters, and I REALLY don’t want it to end. But since I know what’s coming – who lives, who dies, who is forever changed – I figured I’m going to need cheering up. So in an effort to make the experience as happy as possible, I’ve whipped up another delicious batch of movie cookies – this time it’s a Mockingjay themed design.
This recipe is the same for all my movie-themed cookies, but here it is again for easy reference.
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
Round circle cookie cutter
Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl. Add all 4 eggs at one time and continue to mix. Add the vanilla.
Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit. Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed)
Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the round cookie cutter begin to make your cookies. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.
Take the round cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely (About 10 minutes).
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
golden yellow gel food coloring
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring). If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
Divide the icing between 2 bowls. In the first bowl put 1/2 of icing leaving it white.
Add several drops of golden yellow gel food coloring in the second bowl of icing (about 1/3). Stir well to mix the color.
Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
Outline each of the round cookies in white then fill in the top and bottom of the cookies in with the white thinner icing. -Allow to dry for about 30 seconds before filling in the cookie. Fill the cookie with the white thinner icing.
Fill a icing bag with a #2 tip with golden yellow thick icing. Go onto google and find a picture of the MockingJay pic. Print out the picture in 6 small sizes, about 2in height and 2.5 in Width. Place picture on a cookie sheet and layer wax paper over printed picture. Tape corners to ensure the wax paper is flat.
Start outlining the pin with the golden yellow icing and then fill in with same icing. Set aside to dry for 5-10 hours.
Place on circle cookie and wait 2 hours till cookie is dry. Outline with golden yellow icing.
How cute did these turn out?? These are so easy to do. Transfers are one of the most fun things to do with cookies because you can look like an absolute pro with very little actual skill. 😉
Will you be trying these? Do you think they would make the final viewing experience any better?