Introduction: Edible Advent Calender
Has any one ever heard of an edible Advents calender ?Ha! here is a delicious cookie in the form of an edible Advent calender. This is some thing very interesting for the kids to play around with different food colours and I am sure the kids will have great fun doing an edible advent calender.
This simple recipe is with brown sugar,(I didn't want to use white sugar)and is really tasty,but the colours are not exactly the same. because of the brown sugar,So if you really want the same bright colors you could try with white granulated sugar.
Step 1: Ingredients
4 Cups all purpose flour ,plus more for surface
1 Cup butter
1 tea spoon baking powder
1/2 Tea spoon coarse salt
2 Cups brown sugar
2 Large eggs
2 Tea spoons vanilla
Food colouring of your choice
A little bit desicated coconut
Different types of nuts
100gr icing sugar
4 teaspoon hot water
2 candles (option)
Step 2: Combine Together
Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy,for about 5-8 minutes.Beat in eggs on at a time.Reduce speed to low.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt until combine.Add vanilla and mix together.
Step 4: Add Colors
Divide the dough in to 7 portion.It depends on how many colors you want to make the use.If you want to add more colors then divide it in to the required amount of portion.For the base take a big amount and for the rest of the colors its up to you.I just made it in to small portions.
Spread a piece of foil paper, and wear your gloves ,then one by one add the colors to the dough.
Wrap them up with cling film and refrigerate for about 1-2 hours until you clean up the place.The dough has to become hard.
Step 5: Make the Template
Make the template with a thin cardboad,and number them and divide in to 24.You can design your own calender the way you want.I created a little house.
Before you cut the template in to pieces roll out the green dough for the base and cut the cookie dough to the template size.Then you refrigerate the base. Now cut the template along the lines in to 24 pieces.Your kids would love to do this.
Step 6: Cut the Parts of the House
One by one take the harden dough ,roll them out and cut out the desired colors for each numbered piece.Leave them back in the refrigerater.You could choose your own colors to fit in to each part of the house.The numbered cardboard is also on it,otherweis the pieces gets mixed up as there are so many triangles.
Step 7: Sprinkle Nuts and Assemble
Once the base is hard, take off from the fridge, sprinkle any type of thin nuts over it. Don't make it bulky.I love the caramalised sunflower seeds.This is one of my favourite and it is thin ,so I sprinkled over the base.Now get your colored pieces of cookie dough and start assembling in order.Do not take every thing out together at the same time ,as it will become soft.Once you have completed pasting the parts over the base it has to be refrigerated over again until it becomes hard.I left it in the fridge again for an hour
Step 8: Icing
Sift the icing sugar and stir in to the hot water until smoth.
Step 9: Bake and Pipe
Bake for about 13-15 min.I left it extra 3 minutes because it is a bit thick.
Use a small freezer bag or a paper piping bag and cut off one corner.Pipe the icing along the dough joins..I placed a cranberry in the middle before the icing gets hard.Cut a slightly larger opening in the freezer bag/piping bag and pipe the icing along the edges of the house.Wow.. looke really good.This is the first time I have done this piping and I can't believe that I made this and it has come out so nice :)
Step 10: Decorate
Pipe the numbers 1 to 24 inside the sections and attatch the nuts and cranberries with a little icing.Sprinkle the desicated coconut along the two lines. Refer picture.
OPTION - You can try this with sweets and candies too.
Thank you very much for taking time to view my Edible Advent calender.If you have any questions you are most welcome.
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