- Portgas D. Ace -
Me and my brother may not agree on somethings but we definitely agree that One Piece is the best manga out there. When we were in Japan, we went completely crazy with all the merchandises and even bought a copy of the weekly Shonen Jump!!
I'm extremely picky about the mangas I read (unlike my brother) and honestly, I have nothing but compliments for this one. Mind-blowing story line. Clean yet sophisticated drawings. Incredibly funny at times but somber when needed. And of course, fantastic character development.
All hail Eiichiro Oda-sensei for making the pirate world come to life!
So, I decided to take it in as a source of inspiration and channel it into my baking!
To make the stencil, print whatever logo you want and trace it on a sheet of translucent baking paper. Cut out the areas which should be coloured on the cookies. It'll take quite some time but be patient and you'll be greatly rewarded!
Tip: I used a tiny (clean) eyebrow scissors and it made everything easier!
One Piece Cut-Out Cookies
(cookies recipe from Nigella Lawson)
- 6 tablespoon soft unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- cocoa powder
- Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- In another bowl, combine the sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter & egg mixture and mix gently until the dough comes together.
- Form the dough into a fat disk, wrap in plastic wrap and rest it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celcius.
- Sprinkle a suitable surface with flour, place the dough on it and sprinkle a little more flour on top. Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Cut into shapes using a cookie cutter and place the cookies a little apart on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper.
- Place the cut out stencil onto a cookie and sprinkle with cocoa powder through a sieve. Remove the stencil carefully and do the same for the others. Be careful not to over sprinkle it- just a light coating should be enough!
- Bake for 10-13 minutes on the middle rack.
- Cool on a wire rack before eating.
Tada!!! Art on cookies! :)
Be creative, patient and you'll get your very own personalized cookies!
And these are definitely perfect with tea or coffee.
Any One Piece fans out there??