Introduction: Moving Car Cookies

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Ever wanted an excuse to play with your food? Well, now you have one!

These Moving Car Cookies are a lot of fun to make, play with and eventually eat. The simple recipe and straightforward assembly makes these cookies perfect for all ages. Simplify the process for younger children by using cookie cutters, or make it more complex for experienced bakers by choosing a range of car shapes and adding some colour. The possibilities with these cookies are endless. Let your creativity flow and be rewarded for your hard work with a delicious end product!

Step 1: Collect Ingredients

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1 cup Plain Flour

1 cup Self-Raising Flour

125 g Butter

1/2 cup Caster Sugar

1 Egg, beaten

1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

2 tbs Milk

Step 2: Make Cookies

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Cream together butter and sugar.

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Add the egg and vanilla essence.

Mix until completely combined.

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Add the flour and mix to form a dough.

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Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface.

Knead until smooth.

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Roll out the dough to desired thickness (at least 5mm).

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Cut out car bodies and wheels from the dough.

I chose to use a paper template for the car body and the wide end of the piping tip for the wheels.

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Place the car bodies and wheels onto a tray lined with baking paper.

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Reshape the remaining dough into a ball and roll out again, making it twice as thick as last time.

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Using a straw, make small cylinders by poking the straw through the dough.

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Place the cylinders alongside the car bodies and wheels on the baking tray.

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Brush the top of each cookie with the milk.

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Place in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10-15 minutes.

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While the cookies are still warm, use the straw to make two holes in the bottom of each car body.

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Place the cookies onto a wire cooling rack.

Step 16: Assemble Cars

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When completely cool, collect the pieces required to form one car.

1 x Car Body

4 x Wheels

2 x Cylinders

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To assemble the cars you will need a small portion of icing.

This can be any icing that you wish, as long as it is strong enough to hold the wheels in place.

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Place the cylinders through the holes in the car body.

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Place a small amount of icing onto one end of the cylinders and push the wheels onto the top.

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Flip the car over and repeat the process on the other side.

Allow the icing to dry.

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Your Moving Car Cookies are ready to enjoy!

Comments

mrsmerwin (author)2017-11-15

I have boys. I wish I had this idea years ago when I was throwing little boy birthday parties. It would have been so much fun.

BirgitJansen (author)2017-11-15

Wait, aren't we suppose to teach the kids "not to play with their food"? ;-) Super cute idea!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2017-11-15

This is such a cute idea and I bet kids would have a fun time decorating/ personalizing their cars!

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