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DIY: New Puppy Welcome Cookie

Welcome to DIY Friday, Pretty Fluffies! And to round out Puppy Week here on PF we’re doing a New Puppy Welcome Cookie. I can’t think of a better way to let your friends, family and neighbours know that you have a new furry addition to your family. A cookie & announcement card is a great way to inform everyone of your new pup and with your neighbours it’s the perfect way to let them know they have a new pooch in the neighbourhood. By paying them the courtesy and sweetening the deal with a yummy cookie, your neighbours are more likely to sympathise with you when your pup starts testing his barking skills, rather than calling the local dog catcher. Win-win!

The best part is this recipe is super easy, so you don’t need to be a domestic goddess to be able to share the news of your new puppy with some old fashioned buttery goodness. For instructions and the recipe keep reading below.

VANILLA BUTTER COOKIES
Makes 20-24 cookies depending on size of cutter.

You’ll Need:
60g unsalted butter
1/4 cup (45g) pure icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1/2 cup (75g) self raising flour
Oven tray lined with paper.
Cookie cutters in the shape of dogs or bones

1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
2. Beat butter and icing sugar with mixer until pale and creamy. Add yolk and vanilla paste and continue to beat until just combined. Add combined flours and stir with wooden spoon until mixture just comes together. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth.
3. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface until about 3mm (1/8″) thick. Use your cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place on lined tray. Re-roll dough scraps as needed to make more cookies.
4. Bake cookies for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to completely cool before icing.

COOKIE ICING
Make 20-24 icing shapes for pre-baked cookies

You’ll Need:
500g white fondant
Pink colour paste (or whatever colour you choose)
Royal icing
Cookie cutters in the shape of dogs or bones
Piping bag
Silver cachous pearls (silver icing balls)

1. Use a small amount of colour paste to add to white fondant. I prefer to take about 5x5cm (2×2 inches) of fondant, add a couple of pricks of paste from the end of a toothpick and then knead (like play-doh) until the colour distributes evenly. Remember a little goes a long way.
2. Dust your surface with icing sugar and roll the coloured fondant to 1mm thick. Use your cookie cutters to cut out icing to match your cookie shape.
3. Place your fondant on your cookie. To make it stick brush a bit of water on the cookie before applying the icing.
4. With your royal icing pipe the dog collar onto your cookie. Finish with a silver cachous pearl as the dog tag.

Once set, slip your cookies into a clear cookie bag and attach your ribbon and personalised card. Your puppy is now ready to be welcomed by the world!

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5 responses to “DIY: New Puppy Welcome Cookie”

  1. I Heart Fluffy says:

    YUMM!!! Can’t wait to try this one over the weekend… Now all I need is a new puppy to announce… Maybe I can have one of those Huskies… 🙂

  2. Karyn Wilde says:

    so cute….where do you get the cookie cutters from??

  3. Serena Faber Nelson says:

    You’ll find all sorts of dog and bone shaped cookie cutters at any good homewares store.
    For those in Sydney I found mine at the following locations:
    The Essential Ingredient (Rozelle) http://www.essentialingredient.com.au/
    Cake Decorating Central (Castle Hill, but can purchase full range online) http://www.cakedecoratingcentral.com/ – they even have a poodle shaped cutter! 🙂

  4. Charlene says:

    Looks amazing! Well done.

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