As you all should know, this past Saturday was the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who, & BOY was it good! The group gathered at our apartment for the event — we watched the 2 mini-episodes (The Night of the Doctor & The Last Day, respectively) before we lunged in to the Day of the Doctor. While our eyes were feasting on the goodness of our favourite Doctors on screen TOGETHER, our mouths were busy feasting on popcorn, pepper & salt chips, and homemade Doctor Who themed sugar cookies — chewy and delicious!
Here’s my simple recipe for chewy, chocolaty Doctor Who sugar cookies:
- 2 3/4 cups of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 tbsp of butter or vegetable spread
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Bag of chocolate chips (I used semi-sweetened kind)
- This Doctor Who Ice Cube Tray from ThinkGeek*
*Please note: I was not paid to review this product, I paid for it with my own monies. However, I do receive a slight commission should you choose to click that link & purchase the ice cube tray. (You wanted one anyway. 😛 )
Before we do any baking, I used a double boilder method to melt down my chocolate chips, stirring them to make them melt faster. I then poured the chocolate in to my ice cube tray molds & popped them in to the freezer. Depending on how many chocolate Daleks & TARDIS you want, you may need to do this a few times. I only did this once, & left the rest of the cookies plain for the non-chocolate lovers.
Pre-heat yo’ oven of DOOM to about 350 degrees of the Fahrenheit nature. (That’s about 175 in Celcius, methinks.) Grab a large mixing bowl & toss in your salt & flour. Some folks like to add in a bit of baking soda to the mix — personally, I never do, but if you do I’d say no more than 1 tsp.
In a seperate bowl, spoon in yo’ BUTTA’ & the sugars, then beat them together until they cry Uncle. (Crying uncle is when they’re fluffy & will do anything you say! Mwahaha!) Next, crack yo’ eggs of tastiness in to the submissive fluffiness & add your extra-delicious vanilla extract. Mix it up!
Combine all the ingredients in the large bowl & mix it up — I started with a whisk & ended up using my hands to knead it all together. Start breaking off pieces of the dough & roll them in to balls about 1-2 inches wide (I did 2 in order for the chocolate Daleks & TARDIS’ to fit properly), then place them a couple of inches apart on your cookie sheet. Laugh evily as you place the cookie sheet in to your oven to invoke true fear in to your sugar cookies (it makes them sweeter). Some people I know like to roll their little dough pieces in to cane sugar before they place on the baking sheet for extra tastiness — if you’d like, you can do this now. I prefer the sugar-in-the-raw brand, it’s super tasty.
In about 10 minutes, check the cookies. They should be lightly golden on the edges. Do the toothpick test if you’d like — I like mine chewy, though, so I pull them out at this point (using oven mitts, of course) however, if you like ’em more crispy, just keep checking them every couple of minutes ’til they’re to your liking! Now, before you even think of letting them cool, take the Whovian chocolates & smush them in to the center of each cookie deemed worthy. The heat will cause the back of the chocolates to melt in to the cookie — just don’t ruin the shape!
Let them cool, then serve & enjoy!! Nom-nom-nom!
(I didn’t let the chocolate sit in the freezer long enough, so the TARDIS’ got a wee bit crunched up. :\ Oh, well!)
What did you guys do to celebrate this momentous Whoccassion?? (Ho-ho!! Who puns! YES!!)
— Elise M. Gross