|Preparation||Resting||Cooking||Start to finish|
|1 hour 5 min.||2 hours||30 min.||3 hours 35 min.|
|1||Put into a food-precessor bowl: 125 g flour, 50 g icing sugar, 100 g butter cut into small pieces, 1 egg, 1 pinch fine (or table) salt, 5 drops food colouring, and the juice and zest of 1 lime.||5 min.|
|2||Knead on slow speed until evenly mixed.||5 min.|
|3||Tip the dough out onto a sheet of stretch plastic film.||5 min.|
|4||Fold the film over and press the dough into a flat cake.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
This cooling time is essential as the dough is very soft at room temperature. The time in the fridge will firm up the dough.
|5||After this time, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to just under 1 cm (0.4 inch) thick.||5 min.|
|6||Now comes the tricky momnt: cutting out the "alien" shapes. I used a calisson cutter for the pointed end.||5 min.|
|7||Then I cut the top of the head using a normal round cutter.
But you can cut them out perfectly well with a small knife.
|8||Shape the rounded part if necessary by pushing around the edge with your finger.||5 min.|
|9||Make the eyes with 2 whole almonds, the pointed end towards the centre. Press them lightly into the dough to make them stick.||5 min.|
|10||Use up all the dough like this, placing the cookies on a baking sheet as you go.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).
|11||Put the offcuts onto a baking heet, shaped or not. Here I've made Star Trek logos (yes, I know, this is an American TV series recipe...).||5 min.|
|12||Bake for around 30 minutes. Watch carefully for colouring towards the end of the cooking time to keep the lovely green colour. So don't overcook them.||30 min.|
For 20 cookies : 1.82 €
Per cookies : 0.09 €
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