Though I drink my coffee from a Moomin cup every single day, the flavors I associate with Moomins are cardamom and vanilla 🙂 so here’s attempt #1 need to work on glazing techniques
Ingredients (makes 25-30 cookies)
For the cookies:
- 80g butter, softened
- 100g extra fine sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 150g plain flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
For the glazing:
- powdered sugar
- red food gel coloring
- black food gel coloring
- Place your butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and start beating in medium-high speed for about 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile in a separate bowl mix baking powder, salt and cardamom into the flour.
- Add the egg in your creamy butter and sugar and beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes, then add vanilla and continue beating for about a minute.
- Turn your mixer off and mix the flours in using a spatula, continue slowly mixing until fully incorporated.
- Cover the bowl or wrap the dough in cling film and place it in the refrigerator to harden for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 200ºC and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
- Roll your cookie dough on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut out Moomin characters using cookie cutters, mine are plastic ones from the set of a Moomin gingerbread house.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 6 minutes, you’ll see they start getting darker from the edges pretty quick.
- Let the cookies cool down and prepare glazing if desired.
I thinned about 100g of powdered sugar with 2 table spoons of milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, colored about 1/4 of the glazing with black and same amount in red. This glazing was a too runny for precise decorating thus I went for more abstract figures. Next time will do with royal icing and include Little My in the cookie gang.