TGON Bakes: Spiderman cookies

To properly celebrate the release of Spiderman: Homecoming I urge you to bake these cookies and share them with everyone you know! Bonus point: they are super easy to make!

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Ingredients

Sugar Cookie
230 gr unsalted butter
230 gr sugar (white granulated)
1 eggs
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract or desired flavouring
420 gr flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Icing
1,5 pasteurised egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
320 gr powdered sugar
Red and black food colouring
Black food color marker (optional)

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How to bake

Cookies
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 176 °C
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.
3. Add the eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla. Mix it well.
4. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together and add this to the butter mixture, a little bit at the time. Mix at a low speed until the flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
5. Chill the dough for 1 to 2 hours.
6. Roll out the dough to about 6 mm to 1 cm thickness and cut them into egg shapes.
7. Bake on an ungreased baking for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies just beginning to turn brown around the edges.
8. Let them cool completely.

Icing
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy.
2. Add the powdered sugar gradually and mix on low speed until the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is shiny.
3. Turn the speed up to high and beat until the mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes.
4. Divide the mixture into roughly three parts, they don’t have to be equal.
5. Add the food colouring. So that is red for the Spiderman mask and black for the lines. The remaining icing stays white for his eyes.
6. For immediate use, transfer the icing to pastry bags or heavy duty storage bags and pipe as desired. If you are using a storage bag, make sure to clip the corner. Store the icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Decorating
1. Begin by outlining the face and eyes. I used red for the face, and black for the eyes to create a heavy black line between the red and white icing.
2. If you’re not comfortable free-handing the eyes, try this little trick. Find a Spiderman image online (make sure it’s about the size of the cookie) and use the image to make a stencil. Once you’ve made a stencil, it’s rather easy to trace the eyes onto the cookie with a food-safe marker.
3. The next steps have to be done rather quickly. Once the cookie is outlined, flood the face with red icing.
4. After the cookie is flooded immediately use black piping icing to create the web design. Imaginary divide the cookie into sections by first dividing it into halves, then quarters, and finally eighths.
5. Once divided, finish up the web with curved lines.
6. Go around the cookie, then do it a second time. Remember to move quickly.
7. After piping the web, let the cookie dry for a couple of hours.
8. Finally, fill the eyes. If you’re worried about bleeding, let the cookie dry completely before moving on to this step.
9. If you really want to make things simple, you can skip the piping and draw the web on with a black food colour marker after the red icing has dried.

Sources: Sugar cookies, royal icing & decorating

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