Hello & welcome to our bird-themed recipe for Pokémon’s best known and best loved bird family; Pidgey, Pidgeotto & Pidgeot. These feathered ‘mons are among the first & most frequently encountered Pokémon in a trainer’s journey and Pidgeys are surely the main inhabitant of the skies over Kanto & Johto (and obviously they also like the tall grass). We Bakémon masters have deduced that aside from Berries, Pidgeys/Pidgeottos/Pidgeots enjoy eating nuts and fruit, similar to commonly seen birds in our back gardens. Hence, this week’s recipe is for some super tasty ‘bird food cookies’ made from oats, nuts & apples (& also chocolate chips but please don’t try to feed chocolate to any birds, including Pidgey & its relatives). We also threw in some yummy spices like cinnamon because they’re like, totally best friends with oat cookies. This recipe definitely takes on the form of being ‘inspired’ by Pokémon rather than aiming to look like them; we tried to give the cookies bird faces but they looked creepy & deformed after being baked so we gave up. You could try it though, or maybe try cutting your cookies into bird shapes if you like- half the fun is experimenting so get creative! One of the major pluses of this week’s recipe is it’s significantly less time consuming than our recent recipes, so you can make these up super fast (they’ll be gone super fast too we assure you).
Onwards to cookies!
- 12 oat and nut Pidgey cookies
- 12 oat, nut and apple Pidgeotto cookies
- 12 oat, nut, apple and chocolate chip Pidgeot cookies
- large bowl, whisk, spatula, pokéballs etc. – the usual
- baking trays
- baking parchment
- cooling rack
- 340 g (12 oz) butter
- 340 g (12 oz) assorted brown sugars (light, dark, demerara, muscovado, it’s all good)
- 2 free-range eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 200 g (7 oz) plain flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 300 g (10 oz) nuts (we used 100 g walnuts, 100 g pecans and 100 g hazelnuts, but use whatever you like best)
- 500 g (18 oz) rolled oats (same thing as porridge oats)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 2 eating apples
- 50 g (2 oz) chocolate chips (preferably dark)
- Preheat your oven to 180°C.
- Line your baking trays with baking parchment.
- Roughly chop all the nuts into whatever size you deem acceptable.
- Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream them with a whisk.
- Add the vanilla extract and whisk through.
- Beat in the eggs, gradually.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon, then sieve them into the large bowl. Mix well.
- Add in the nuts and mix through.
- Mix in the rolled oats (you may need to use your hands).
- Place twelve heaped-tablespoon sized dollops of cookie dough on your baking trays (again, it’s easiest to use your hands. Also, squish them kind of flat, they don’t really flatten themselves while baking).
- Pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until somewhat firm to the touch.
- While they bake, chop the apples into small chunks, and add them and the nutmeg and ginger to the cookie dough. Use your hands to mix them through.
- When the other cookies are out, after they’ve cooled enough to be removed from the trays, pop them on the cooling rack.
- Pop twelve blobs of dough on the baking trays and put them back in the oven for about 10 minutes.
- While they bake, add the chocolate chips to the dough and mix through.
- When the cookies in the oven are done, after they’ve cooled, add them to the cooling rack and restock the baking trays with dough.
- Bake them for about 10 minutes.
- When firm, transfer to cooling rack.
- Burn your mouth eating one before they’re fully cooled because they are too delicious smelling not to sample straight away.
We hope you liked our first cookie recipe; we’ll have many more exciting cookies & biscuits in store down the line for Pokémon we think they’re appropriate for! See if you can spot our deformed bird faced cookie in the picture above and you’ll understand why we decided not to try style our cookies in the image of Pidgeys. Next week’s recipe will definitely look like the Pokémon it’s based on so never fear our pedantic Pokémon aesthetics fans!
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