TGON Bakes: Black Panther Cookies

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Source: Cracked.com

In about two weeks time, the cinema’s will be filled with enthusiastic fans who can’t wait to see the first ever live-action movie of the Black Panther. We’ve seen him before in Captain America: Civil War, but just like the other major characters in the MCU, he deserved his own movie. And it’s going to be a good one because Daniel Kaluuya even  described the movie as “Marvel’s Game of Thrones (2011).”

Ingredients

Cookies
490 gr flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
300 gr sugar
230 gr butter, softened
2 eggs
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
120 gr unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
Black Food Color
Assorted decorations, such as black string liquorice, black jelly beans, chocolate wafer cookies, miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces and gumdrops

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Source: Marvel Studios

Chocolate frosting
38 gr butter
67 gr cocoa
427 gr powdered sugar
80 gr milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to bake

Chocolate frosting
1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter is all melted.
2. Add the cocoa and stir until the mixture is smooth and thick.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and place the cocoa mixture into a medium-size bowl, then let it cool slightly.
4. Add the milk and vanilla alternately with the powdered sugar and beat or whisk until you have the spreading consistency you desire.

Cookies
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
2. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl and set aside.
3. Beat the sugar and butter together in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until it is light and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs and the vanilla, then mix well.
5. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed until it is well mixed.
6. Add the chocolate and give it one last mix until the dough comes together.
7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch/0.3 cm thickness.
8. Cut out rounds with a 2 1/2-inch/6 cm round cookie cutter and place them 2 inches/4 cm apart on ungreased baking sheets.
9. Bake the cookies for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are set.
10. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for a little bit before moving them to wire racks to cool them completely.
11. Tint the frosting black with 1/2 teaspoon of black food colour.
12. Spread the frosting onto the cooled cookies.
13. To decorate the cookies to resemble cat faces, use miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces for the eyes, jelly beans for the nose, gum drops for the mouth, string liquorice for the whiskers and cut-up chocolate wafers for the ears.

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