Saturday, 18 June 2011

Gorgeous George Pig Cookies

Today I'm going to share a kid's friendly fun post.My son was a die hard fan of Peppa Pig.This Peppa George pig  cartoon  is very famous amongst children's around here.The pretty pink,delightful butter cookies are always a hit with  Peppa Pig and George Pig-lovers,I thought. 

This is one of the precious gift  I made and gifted for my honey pony(my son's new pet name) on his 2nd Birthday.Moreover,I giveaways these George Pig cookies as a party favor to the children who's attended the party last Saturday.

Obviously I tried some other sugar cookie recipe before but this one is my favorite ever.After all its so easy,the dough were so perfect for rolled cookie.The taste was extraordinary very buttery.I happy with the perfection. Sashvik loved the cookie which means a lot to me.

Gorgeous George Pig Cookies 
Butter cookie
225g Plain (all purpose) Flour
175g Unsalted butter-chilled and diced
130g Caster Sugar
1 Egg yolk

For the decoration:
Apricot preserve
Fondant icing
Icing Sugar for dusting
Red color paste
Black royal icing

To prepare the cookie:
Preheat the oven to 180c.Grease the baking sheets.
Put the flour and diced butter into a food processor,then process until the mixture resemble fine breadcrumbs.Add the sugar and egg yolk to it and process until the mixture begins to form a ball.Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead into a ball,wrap in clear film and chilled for at least 30 minutes.Working in batches,roll out the dough thinly on a floured surface and cut out the piggy shapes using  the template below with sharp knife.Transfer to the baking sheets,spacing them slightly apart.Bake for 10 minutes or until pale golden.Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To tint the fondant:
Take a handful of fondant and roll it into a ball, kneading until it's soft and pliable.Using a toothpick, add dots of  red color  in several spots.Knead color into your fondant ball (wear food-safe gloves when coloring fondant to keep your hands stain-free).Continue kneading until color is evenly blended ;add a little more color if needed;work until to achieve a light pink color.Take a lime size of the pink fondant, add few dots of red color and work as above to get slightly darker pink for the circle on Goerge's cheek,Wrap the colored  fondant very well in plastic wrap and place in an air-tight box.

To Decorate:
Roll out fondant thinly and cut out the piggy using the template.Brush a thin coat of apricot preserve(heat for few second in microwave) on  the sugar cookie and gently place the piggy fondant on top.With your finger smooth out the edge of the wings.(I ignore it due to tight time)Take a small piece of white fondant and cut out the eyes using a small round cutter and glue it on with a little apricot preserve.Roll the darker pink and cut out slightly big round for the circle on George's cheek and glue it on(use the template or piping tip to cut out the circle).Using black royal icing, squeeze out a dot on the each of the white circle to create the eye of George Pig.Now draw the mouth,nose and and decorate as per the PICTURE 1 using the decorating pen.(I use bright red color).You may use red royal icing to draw the fine lines.Sit out to dry all night on parchment .Fondant shape will harden over night.



♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Owh they are so pretty!!! Loved the pink color...very addictive. Pls ask your little one to share with me too sis..hehe!

Jay said...

fantastic try with awesome result..will try it out n let u know..:)
Tasty Appetite

Sharmilee! :) said...

So cute cookies...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

aww that is so cite love the colour!

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