I used to love Pokémon when I was younger. I was always on my Game Boy trying to catch them. Imagine my surprise when now, as an adult, it’s cool to play with Pokémon again!!
In case you missed it, there’s a new App called Pokémon GO! Not officially released in the UK as I type this, but it has already taken the world by storm! It was released in the US and Australia last week and is already more popular than Instagram and Tinder! It combines the Pokémon universe with our own and tasks the player to go out in search of Pokémon that may be hiding in our house, by monuments, in parks, anywhere!
There was a way to get it in the UK featured on The Guardian website and I caved this morning. I’ve been catching them since! There are articles already to suggest how it can benefit mental health by getting people to go outside in search of Pokémon. I know when my depression was at an all time high, nothing could get me out of the house for love nor money!
I think it’s a great game and this is a fantastic idea and to celebrate I’ve made these Poké Ball Cookies! A tasty, no-spread sugar cookie with a cute Poké Ball sugarpaste design!
- 125g cold unsalted butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 250g plain flour
For the decoration;
- Red, white and black sugarpaste (ready to roll icing)
- A large circle cutter
- Two small circle cutters
- Pizza cutter
- Paintbrush & edible glue (or water)
- Piping gel (or buttercream)
- Cream together the butter and sugar
- Add in the egg
- Add in the flour and mix until a dough forms
- Wrap this dough in cling film and chill for 30 mins
- Roll out the dough onto a floured surface
- Cut out large circle cookies
- Place these on a baking tray and chill again for 15 mins
- Bake at 170C for 15-20 mins
- Leave to cool completely
- Roll out white and red sugarpaste (ready to roll icing) onto a surface dusted with cornflour
- Cut out a circle of each the same size as your cookie
- Cut both circles in half
- On one cookie, stick down half red and half white sugarpaste with either a little piping gel or buttercream
- Roll out black sugarpaste and cut a strip
- Stick this strip down on the red/white join with edible glue/water
- Cut out a small black circle and stick this in the middle
- Cut out a smaller white circle and stick this on top
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