In about a week, the release of a sequel that made everyone wait for almost 17 years is about to happen! I am, of course, talking about Super Troopers 2. The movies follow five Vermont state troopers who seem to be better at pranks than at police work. Check out a post I wrote a while back about the things we can expect in Super Troopers 2. This week’s TGON Bakes is all about police, although I think that the theme of these cookies is something the state troopers hardly see in real life.
227 gr unsalted butter
175 gr powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
400 gr flour
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
469 gr powdered sugar
How to bake
1. Preheat the oven to 392°F or 200°C.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
3. Cream together the butter and the sugar in a separate
4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix it well.
5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture little by little until it is well incorporated.
6. Roll out the dough until it is 1/4 inch or 0,6 cm thick.
7. Divide the dough into 4 parts, use one part to cut out oval cookies and the rest for round cookies.
8. Bake the cookies for 7-8 minutes until the tops look dry rather than shiny. Make sure that the cookies don’t brown.
9. Make sure that the cookies are cooled completely before continuing to the next step.
1. In large 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 three parts, two of the bigger than the third.
5. Keep on of the large parts white, the second black and the smaller one yellow.
6. Transfer the icing to piping bags.
1. Flood two round cookies with black icing, one round cookie with white icing, and one oval cookie with white icing.
2. Then let the icing set-up and dry for at least 30 minutes before moving to the next step.
3. First, the fingerprint cookie. Use a small tip to create the lines that make up the fingerprint. Look at a picture of a fingerprint for inspiration and then just start adding lines until the fingerprint is complete.
4. Next up, add footprints to a round white flooded cookie. The only trick to this is to make sure one foot is a right foot and one is a left foot.
5. Next up is the body outline cookie. It is important to make sure that black icing is dry so that the black icing does not bleed into your freshly piped white icing.
6. For the last design, take the last round black iced cookie and add a yellow line across the cookie. Next, add a second tapeline that intersects the first tapeline. Keep the lines as straight as possible. Let that dry for at least another 20 minutes before moving on. The last step is to add the piped words across the yellow tape line.
Sources: Inspiration & design, Sugar cookies, Royal Icing