Finding the perfect shape for cookies has never been easier than it is with Makerbot. After printing an amazing set of Doctor Who cookie cutters (designed by dgwilson) for a friend I thought I’d try my hand at fancy decorative baking, not my usual project but I think it turned out well.

Step 1: Ingredients

I followed the recipe from Nigella Lawson with some minor changes. Here’s my version:


¾  cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
¾  cup sugar
2 large eggs
1  tsp. vanilla extract (follow this Instructable to make your own!)
2 cups AP flour, plus more if needed
1  tsp. baking powder
1  tsp. salt
1 3D printed TARDIS cookie cutter
2 baking sheets, lined with parchment paper
1 bottle blue gel paste food coloring


2  Tbsp. hot water
1  cup confectioner’s sugar

Step 2: Cream 'em

Start by creaming your butter and sugar until it becomes a light and fluffy mixture. 

Step 3: Make Them TARDIS Blue

Add a small amount of food coloring (start with less than you think you’ll need, coloring strength can vary and while you can always add-to you can’t take-out), mix thoroughly adding more food coloring if necessary to achieve desired color.

Step 4: Bring on the Eggs

Mix in eggs & vanilla extract (preferably Uncle Chris’ Fancy Vanillin Extract).

Step 5: Bring on the Dry Team

Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl and mix to combine.

Step 6: Let Them Sleep With the Snowmen

Split dough into 2 flat discs and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Step 7: Roll Out

Pre-heat oven to 350.

Lightly flour work surface and rolling pin. Keep your rolling pin floured as this dough can be a bit sticky. Roll 1 disc of dough to 1/4″ thick.

Step 8: Give Them the Cut

Use the cookie cutter to cut out the cookies, then lightly press the cookie stamp into each cookie. 

Step 9: Send Them Around the Sun

Throw these in your preheated oven (you set it to 350 right?) and bake for 8-12 minutes.

Step 10: Ice to Meet You

While the cookies are cooling you can go ahead and make your icing. Mix the hot water and confectioners sugar in a bowl. You can add more sugar if the icing is too thin, or more water if it's too thick.

Then pour your icing into a piping bag, or do like I did and pour it into a zip-top bag and cut off the corner. 

Step 11: Finishing

After the cookies are completely cool it's time to ice them. On my first batch I added the windows and signage (as close as I could) to match the TARDIS. The second batch got a slightly lazier drizzle (though they were equally delicious). 

Now pack a few of these up and go on an adventure (watch out for Daleks)!
Really good, although personally I would have had added more food coloring to make a darker blue.
Oh, perfect! Love the color :D

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