Festive greetings Bakémon trainers! As we are so close to Christmas we decided to do yet another very special recipe to suit the season that’s in it. A standard Christmas treat for many years has been gingerbread men, decorated however one pleases. However us Bakémon masters aren’t huge fans of gingerbread so we decided to use our own Christmas cookie recipe to make Christmas Mr Mimes! Mr Mime was the obvious Pokémon choice because he’s humanoid shaped and we honestly have no other idea what baked good he could be 😛 These cookies are made with treacle & all the Christmas spices you can think of and are totally delicious; Bakémon master Siobhán has been making variations of this recipe (& flooding our apartment with cookies in the process 😉 ) since the start of December so we have it perfected! The Mr Mimes are decorated using lemon flavoured glacé icing which nicely compliments the Christmassy flavours & gives it an extra touch of sweetness. Be warned however that both the cutting out & icing of your mimes can be quite time consuming, we think it’s worth it though!
Ready? Let’s go!
- several Mr. Mimes
- quantity depends on the size of your template and your patience
- we made giant Mr Mimes for ease of cutting them out & icing them…good luck if you decide to make them smaller (unless you happen to own a Mr Mime cookie cutter?)
- butter knives
- baking trays
- baking parchment/paper
- a homemade Mr. Mime template (find an image of Mr Mime on Google, print it & cut it out, voila! You can stick it to cardboard to make your template last longer but we didn’t bother & managed fine. Try to pick a Mr Mime posing in a way which will make a good shaped cookie & is easy to cut out)
- cling film
- rolling pin
- sharp knife
- cooling rack
- icing syringe/bag
- fine, circular nozzle (preferably no. 1, we used no. 2)
- 150 g (5 1/2 oz) butter
- 225 g (8 oz) caster sugar
- 90 g (3 oz) black treacle
- 1 egg (lightly beaten)
- 400 g (14 oz) plain flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- juice of 1 lemon
- 500 g (17 1/2 oz) icing sugar
- various food dyes (pink/red and blue/navy are essential)
- Melt the butter in a medium-large saucepan over a low heat.
- Once the butter is melted, remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the sugar and the treacle.
- Add the egg and mix well.
- Toss in the salt and mix through.
- Sieve in half the flour, baking soda and spices, mixing as you do.
- Gradually add in the rest of the flour. Use your hands if necessary.
- If your dough is too wet, add in more flour until it is sufficiently stiff.
- Wrap your dough in cling film and leave it in the fridge for about an hour.
- Heat the oven to 180°C, and line your baking trays with baking parchment.
- Roll out about half of your cookie dough (either on a floured surface or between two pieces of cling film).
- Using the sharp knife, cut around the outside of your template.
- Transfer your cookie onto the tray and bake for ~12 minutes, or until it has risen a bit and fallen again.
- Once out, leave to cool for a while on the tray before transferring it to a cooling rack.
- Roll out more dough and repeat steps 11-13 until you have no dough left.
- While your Mr. Mimes cool, prepare the icing. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually add in lemon juice until a thick paste forms.
- Pipe the outline of your Mr. Mimes’ features onto the cookies.
- Add a little extra lemon juice to the remaining icing until the icing become just a little runny.
- Dye the icing the various colours you need to decorate your Mr. Mimes (we recommend referring to a colour picture of Mr Mime for this, see above!).
- Reload your icing implement and flood each area on your cookies with the appropriate colour.
- Admire your handiwork.
- Eat with a mug of tea.
We hope you liked our Mr Mime recipe, we think he turned out looking pretty fabulous (if not a little creepy but we think he looks like that all the time…). We’d love to see pictures of your mimes if you decide to make our recipe so do send them on to us! Unfortunately both of us have returned home to our families for the Christmas period and won’t be able to bake & have a recipe for you next week, but never fear Gotta Bake Em All will be back with our next Pokémon recipe in the New Year 🙂
From both of us at Gotta Bake Em All, have a wonderful Christmas and eat lots of yummy food!
Nicole & Siobhán