Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Action Painting Cookies

Do you know Jackson Pollock?
He is an American abstract expressionist painter.

Last weekend, I baked some cookies and used his "drip" technique to decorate them! Don't you think this is easy and COOL!?

Action Painting Cookies

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2.5hrs (15min preparation, 15min cooking, 2hrs ready in)
Number of servings: 20 cookies

60g (2.1oz.) butter (softened)
30g (1oz.) sugar
1 egg yolk
* 95g (3.3oz.) all-purpose flour
* 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
* a pinch of baking powder
chocolate pens or colored icing of your choice

1. Beat butter and sugar until creamy, add egg yolk and mix well.

2. Sift A in 1. and mix well.

3. Press and shape dough into a log (1.5 inches in diameter) and wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours until very firm.

4. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Cut in 0.25-inch slices and place on a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart.

5. Bake at 350F (180C) for 12-15 minutes. Cool the cookies on the sheet and action-paint them with chocolate pens or colored icing of your choice.

6. These are the chocolate pens I used.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.

It is going to rain this afternoon (after a long time) and temperatures are predicted to turn much colder in the weekend!
Let us keep warm!!!

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