Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hello Kitty 3D Butter Cookies



Hello Kitty 3D Butter Cookies

I should start off this post with a disclaimer (again?!)  I’m sure I've mentioned before that I’m NOT a Hello Kitty fan, at all.  Not even when I was a little girl!  I know, is that even possible?  I haven’t met any little girl who doesn't adore this cute little cat, except me!  How ironic!  Oh well, but since my Baby Girl is a big fan of Kitty, I get my Hello Kitty over dose, every single day, all over the house!  Can’t you see how much fun I’m having?  Oh well, I guess that’s part of the fun for being a Mom!

Hello Kitty 3D Butter Cookies

Anyway, I saw this cute little Hello Kitty 3-D Cookie Cutter (see picture below) on the web and I couldn't resist getting one for my Baby Girl.  During our winter holiday break, we had fun baking together, just in time for our Chinese New Year (CNY) baking marathon.  My Little Boy joined in for some fun too, but for his, he insist using star shaped cookie cutter instead.  I don’t blame him at all.  I think he’d seen enough Hello Kitty around the house as well. 

Hello Kitty 3D Butter Cookies

As much I as I’m indifferent about Hello Kitty, I think these cookies turned out super cute and wonderful.  I love the slightly sweet and buttery of these butter cookies.  The texture is crunchy and slightly crumbly, perfect with a glass of milk or hot tea in my opinion.  My Baby Girl loved them so much and think they’re almost too cute to eat, almost.  The tough question is which part should you start eating first!  Hm…the feet? The arms, or the little bow-tie?  I’ll leave that up to you. 

Hello Kitty 3D Butter Cookies

This butter cookie recipe is rather simple and easy.  Best of all, no special equipment needed.  All you need is a pot, rolling pin and your favorite cookie cutter!  It’s a stove top cookie dough recipe (please check out the recipe below in detail)!  These adorable Hello Kitty 3-D Butter Cookies are definitely on my CNY baking list.  I think they’ll make a wonderful holiday cookie to enjoy or packaged as homemade gifts.  hm....I think they'll make great Valentine's Day cookies too if your loved ones like Hello Kitty!  I hope you enjoy today’s post and cookie recipe.  Please stayed tuned for more yummy CNY and Valentine's Day treats.

Hello Kitty 3D Butter Cookies





Hello Kitty 3D Butter Cookies:
1/2 cup water
7 oz (14 tablespoons) salted butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

In a medium saucepan, heat water, butter and powdered sugar on medium high heat until butter and sugar completely dissolved, stir occasionally.  Remove from heat and let mixture cool slightly and stir in vanilla extract.  Then, add flour and baking powder into the mixture.  Stir with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.  When the dough is cooled to room temperature, form into two balls and wrap each in plastic wrap.  Store in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 F degree.  Line baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper, set aside.

On a slight floured surface, roll  the dough with a floured rolling pin to 1/8-inch thickness.  Cut rolled dough with your favorite cookie cutter.  Place on lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size, or until slight golden brown on the bottom.  The Hello Kitty cookies were quite big and they took about 15 minutes, the “feet” part only took 10-12 minutes.

Cool on wiring rack.  Store cookies in airtight container for future enjoyment.

Note: the 1 1/2-inch star shape cookie only took 10-12 minutes to bake.

29 comments:

  1. Amy:)
    I have made these too..So cute..and even my grandsons think they are cute..yours turned out very well also..I love all those cookie molds etc:)

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    1. I love that you have lemon zest in your recipe. I love the refreshing scent from citrus. :) I know, even though I'm not a fan for HK, I still think these are so cute. ;)

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  2. Hi Amy , the cookies is almost to cute to eat :-D , I said almost , pass me a few , love butter cookies thanks for sharing :0

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  3. cute, children will love this!

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  4. Hi Amy, 3D hello kitty looks so cute and fun for kids!

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  5. How adorable! Kids will be crazy for them.

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  6. Thank you for a stove top cookie recipe, Amy...I confess I do like Hello Kitty so am very happy to see the darling creations for your daughter =)

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  7. I have the same cookie cutter too... cos my daughter also loves HK! :)

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  8. Hello Kitty is so big here in HK! A great butter cookie and fun for the kids. Kung Hei Fat Choy! 新年快乐!

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  9. I don't really quite get the whole Hello Kitty deal, but gotta say these cookies look wonderful! Thanks.

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  10. Really too cute to be eaten, I can imagine all the fun you were having making these with your kids:)

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  11. Awww! These look so cute! Loving them!

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  12. Hi, may I know where you order baking items online? I am just arrived few month ago, very new to the place, thank you for sharing!

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    1. If you're asking about the Kitty Cookie Cutter, I got that from eBay. But other baking items, each one is different. Let me know what you're looking for and I can refer you to the specific site. ;)

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  13. Oh Amy!!! what a wonderful cookies! We (and our children) adore them...
    Thanks for sharing...
    Have a nice day.

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  14. Ohhhh, how adorable! And they look so golden and buttery.

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  15. OMG! These are adorable (almost too cute to eat)! I love Hello Kitty since I was a little girl. I can't wait and try to make these.

    Please share the site where you purchased the Hello Kitty cookie cutter.

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    1. I got the cookie cutter from eBay. Less than $3 USD and free shipping too. Pretty good deal. :)

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  16. I live with two cookie monsters... I bet they would love these! and these adorable hello kitty's should help them to connect with their feminine sides :) :)

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  18. Really too adorable to be eaten. I second that.

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  19. These cookies are way too adorable! Even I am not a fan of Hello Kitty too, I still love these! It would be so nice if they have other Sanrio character cutters. :D

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  20. They are seriously adorable, such a neat job. Loved it.

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  21. Ah! Must find these cookie cutters. I love Hello Kitty! CUTE!

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  22. Super cute! I have never seen this cookie cutter before though. I must pay extra attention next time in Asian market.

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  23. Finally have a chance to catch up on blog reading! These cookies are so adorable :) I have to admit that I was a big hello kitty fan growing up, hehe. I bet your daughter loved these!

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