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I was having a long Charlie Brown moment creating cookies for CollectPeanuts.com. Despite my sudden lack of cookie making skills, I still managed to turn out some cute Snoopy cookies using the Snoopy Spatula & Cookie Cutter Combo from ICUP. Plus, a bonus tasty treat using a Snoopy Ice Cube Tray. Check out more from ICUP in our Snoopy Grow Toy review and Snoopy Drinkware Review.
My first mistake making cookies was starting at 9:30 at night. My house was completely lacking the main ingredient – flour! After borrowing a couple cups from my neighbors (Thanks Mom and Dad!), I started creating what I hoped would be delicious Czechoslovakian sugar cookies. That was my second mistake: using a new recipe I’d never tried. The dough was too dry, then I made it too wet, then maybe, it was just right? After finally getting some cookies cut, it was time to put them in the oven.
As I checked on the baking cookies, I knew all was not well. Snoopy’s face kept growing and growing, not what I wanted in a cut-out sugar cookie. I called it a night, put the batter in the fridge, and resolved to try again the next day. After much fussing, I managed to get something that didn’t look too horrible. I finally had cookies to decorate!
Cookie decoration should be simple. I used to do it all the time as a kid in 4-H! The only problem was, I had no idea where all my lovely cake decorating supplies had disappeared to in the last 20 years. Instead I turned to the local dollar store for a simple and cheap solution. I made my frosting, got it loaded in my pastry bag and did a few tests. SPLOOSH! The frosting was just a little harder than what the bag could handle.
All was not lost! I found a quart-sized freezer Ziploc bag in the pantry. I chopped the tip off the corner and put in my coupler, which promptly fell out. Yes, I had cut the bag just a little too far. Good Grief! I started again with the opposite corner. Thankfully, I finally got it right. The cookies were decorated!
After all that, what did I think of the Snoopy spatula and cookie cutter? Spatula is a little weak compared to some of my other spatulas. The cookie dough I made was very dense and heavy, so the spatula was a little underpowered for it. However, the head didn’t come off and the design still looks perfect after using it for this project. Overall, it’s a decent spatula and worked well for icing the cookies. The cookie cutter is really nice. I thought the walls seemed a weak until I started using it. The pliable walls helped me extract the dough when it just wanted to stick inside. The collar and the nose can be a little tricky to remove sometimes. The thickness of the cutter means you’ll have quarter of an inch cookies if you want the details to be impressed in it. While I certainly had a lot of problems with my experiment, I certainly don’t blame these tools!
While searching furiously for flour in my cabinets, I came across some jello gelatin and pudding. I decided to try and make creamy Jello jigglers in the Snoopy ice cube tray. Since the tray says it should not be filled with hot liquid, I used a recipe that allowed the hot gelatin to cool before putting it in the tray. I used berry blue jello and cheesecake pudding. I halved the recipe and it more than filled the ice cube tray.
How did they turn out? A bit mixed. The Snoopy molds did ok, while Woodstock tended to break apart. The jello jigglers turned out a little more pliable than usual. In future, I’d increase the ratio of gelatin to other liquids to ensure a harder shell. A good first experiment! I’d love to see what treats my fellow Peanuts fans can create.
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