When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing there’s only one gnome to call, Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.
This is the synopsis for the new animated movie Sherlock Gnomes that comes out on March 23rd. But right here and now you can already get in the Gnomes mood with these cookies!
115 gr butter
200 gr white sugar
1 egg, well beaten
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
210 gr flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
250 gr powdered sugar
1 egg white
60 ml water
Disposable frosting bags
Decorating tips: sizes 1,2,3
Food colouring gel: black, green, orange, brown, red, yellow, ivory, and white
Food markers: black, red, brown
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
2. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix together.
3. In a separate bowl, blend the flour, salt, and baking powder together.
4. Add all of the flour mixture at once to the rest.
5. Then mix it on low speed until the dough just comes together.
6. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
7. Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C
8. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
9. Prepare a lightly floured surface and roll the dough out to 3/8 inches/ 1 centimetre thick.
10. Cut into gnome shapes and transfer them to the lined pan, leaving at least an inch of space between cookies.
11. To keep the shapes better, place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes before baking.
12. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes, and let them cool completely before continuing.
1. Combine the powdered sugar and egg white in a bowl.
2. Mix at a low speed and slowly add in the water.
3. Change the speed to medium-high and let it mix for about 5 minutes. It should take around 7 to 10 minutes of mixing to get that ribbon-like trail when you dip and lift a spatula into the royal icing.
4. Mix up the royal icing and place portions in separate bowls to make the different colours, estimating how much of each colour you need and how you want to colour the gnomes.
5. Place the tinted frosting in the decorating bags with the appropriate tips (smaller tips for finer details).
1. With the green, medium consistency frosting, outline the green suit. 2. Next, outline the hat in red or green and fill it in.
3. Allow to dry for an hour and then fill in the suit.
4. When the hat and suit dry, add the white or yellow squiggle detail to the hat.
5. Outline and fill in the beard with the white icing, and the face with the ivory.
6. Add the nose, hands, and ears with the ivory icing and let it dry overnight before adding the facial details with the black and red (for the cheeks) food markers.