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Initials Cookie Cake

A Tastemade cookie cake just for us? You shouldn't have!

Ingredients

  • Sugar Cookie
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Frosting
  • 1 batch of Swiss meringue buttercream frosting
  • 3 drops deep pink food gel
  • 1 tsp strawberry flavouring
  • Decorations
  • Candy! Use any kind of candy you like! My theme was pink and blue chocolate and candy.

Steps

  1. Sugar Cookies
  2. Add flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. Use an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed to the beat butter and sugar together for about 1½ minutes, or until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla bean paste until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  4. Turn the mixer speed to low and carefully add the flour mixture a little at a time, occasionally stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl. Once all the flour has been incorporated, the dough should form a ball around the mixing attachment and feel soft but not sticky.
  5. Wrap the dough ball in a piece of plastic wrap and press down to form a 1-inch-thick disk. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before rolling or store for up to 7 days tightly wrapped.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured flat work surface to about ¼-inch thickness, using additional flour as necessary to prevent sticking. Use stencils to create the ‘T’ and “M’ letters (for best results, use about a 10-12" letter), using a sharp paring knife to cut through the dough. You’ll need two of each letter. Transfer to a non stick baking sheet, placing the cookies about an inch apart.
  8. Bake one sheet at a time in the middle of the oven until puffy, about 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to rest for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  9. Frosting
  10. To prepare the frosting add pink food gel and strawberry flavouring to buttercream and mix until well combined.
  11. Fit the end of a piping bag with a medium sized round tip and pipe blobs of the frosting on the first layer of each cookies. Then add the second layer of cookies and repeat. To finish add your candy on top.