Wahoo! Let’s make some delicious and amazing looking Question Block cookies from Super Mario Bros!
3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 sticks (salted) butter
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
Question Mark Candy Melts:
A squirt bottle / piping bag
White candy melts
Begin by preparing your Question Mark candy melts. Print out the design we’ve provided here:http://www.mediafire.com/vi...
Tape the design down on a cutting board with a piece of wax paper on top. Make sure everything is secure and will not slip around. Next, melt your white candy melts and pour it into a piping bag or a squeeze tube. Carefully draw over the designs making sure to coat each design evenly. After it has begun to cool for 3-4 minutes, you can very delicately use your fingers and X-acto blades to smooth out and cut out any excess candy melt. Once that’s finished, place it into the freezer for 30 minutes.
Let;s prepare the dough. Preheat your oven to 350F. Combine your flour and baking powder. Cream your sugar and butter in a stand mixer until they are fully combined. Add vanilla extract and eggs to your mixer and combine. Add your flour mixture and continue to mix until the dough is crumbly and fully mixed in. Pour out your dough, knead it a couple of times, and roll it out to be a 1/4 inch thick. Cut 2x2 squares from the dough and place on a parchment lined sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Next, create your royal icing by combining pasteurized egg whites and vanilla extract in a stand mixer. Mix until frothy. Then on a slow speed, add your confectioner’s sugar bit by bit until it is fully incorporated. Mix on high for 5-7 minutes, or until the icing has stiff hard peaks. Pour in your food coloring to make it as yellow as you’d like! Add 1/4 of this mixture into a separate piping bag or squeeze bottle. Add in 1/2 cup of water slowly to the remainder of the royal icing and mix on low until the consistency changes to be more watery. Add this to another piping bag or squeeze bottle.
Now it’s time to create the question mark block! On each cookie, use your first mix of royal icing to draw a square around the perimeter. Then fill that square in with your second mix of watered down icing. Use a toothpick to help smooth out the icing and fill in the edges. After that has dried for 5-10 minutes, remove your candy melt question marks from the freezer. Use a knife to very carefully remove the candy melts from the wax paper. Place the question marks onto each cookie. Be very careful! Take your time with these steps.
Once that’s done, you’ve successfully created Super Mario Question Block cookies! If you’d like to make a 3d cookie version, use regular frosting on the corners of each of your cookies to place them together and secure them to each other. Enjoy!
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