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X-Files cookies


X-Files cookies
These cookies made with lime and almonds are a sure-fire hit with children. They enjoy the amusing shape, of course, but also the delicious flavour.
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Last modified on: May 27th 2012

For 20 cookies, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 5 min.2 hours30 min.3 hours 35 min.
Keeping:
Several days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
X-Files cookies : Photo of step #1
Put into a food-precessor bowl: 195 ml flour, 50 ml icing sugar, 103.2 ml 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.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Knead on slow speed until evenly mixed.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Tip the dough out onto a sheet of stretch plastic film.

Stage 4 - 2 hours
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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.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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After this time, roll out the dough with a rolling pin to just under 1 cm (0.4 inch) thick.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Now comes the tricky momnt: cutting out the "alien" shapes. I used a calisson cutter for the pointed end.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
X-Files cookies : Photo of step #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.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Shape the rounded part if necessary by pushing around the edge with your finger.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Make the eyes with 2 whole almonds, the pointed end towards the centre. Press them lightly into the dough to make them stick.

Stage 10 - 20 min.
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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).

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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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...).

Stage 12 - 30 min.
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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.

Remarks

Green is the obvious colour to use, but they look good in pink, too (in which case, leave out the lime).

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made

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