It’s one thing to bake cookies, which I already love.
It’s another (awesome) thing entirely to bake cookies with a panda’s face in them!
You heard right – after baking a panda’s face into a loaf of bread, why not bake them into sweet, sugary cookies? These adorable Panda Cookies are a fun way to get some real “face” time with a classic sugar cookie recipe (heh heh heh… aaaand enough sugar cookies for me).
All you need is Betty Crocker’s sugar cookie mix, butter, an egg, some green food coloring and cocoa powder and you’re all set! Here’s how to do the rest…
First, make the cookie dough, then divide in thirds. Dye one dough green, another brown and keep a third plain. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate so the dough is easier to handle.
Next, we make the face! Take a deep breath – if you follow these photos plus the step-by-step instructions in the recipe, you can get through the toughest part and come out on the other end with yummy, sugary, panda face cookies!
First, form the face with plain dough, and cocoa dough for the eyes. Be sure to roll each piece out evenly into 8-inch logs so the face is similar throughout the dough.
Add the ears…
Then add the green dough to lock everything in place. Freeze the log of dough for a few minutes so it’s easier to slice and bake.
Then…slice and bake!
Once your cookies have cooled, pipe on some Betty Crocker chocolate frosting to make cute little noses and mouths.
That’s all there is to it. Whether it’s for a fun, animal-themed birthday party, an upcoming Earth Day celebration or because you just can’t get enough of pandas, these creature cookies are great for any occasion!
Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!