I am not even sure where the idea for this cookies came from but I like the way it turned out. It must be a result of my latest “Kawaii” Japanese addiction. =) One day I started sketching and these little monsters came to life. Here is how to make them:

Baby Godzilla Cookies
 

makes 12 buildings and 12 monsters
Ingredients
  • for the chocolate dough (buildings):
  • 1½ stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • for the vanilla dough (monsters):
  • 1½ stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • for royal icing:
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • ⅓ meringue powder
  • ¾ cup water

Instructions
  1. To make chocolate cookie dough, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix on medium speed to incorporate. Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Roll between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to ¼” thickness. Refrigerate for 30 minutes while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees F. Cut dough into rectangle of different sizes and bake for 10 minutes.
  2. To make vanilla cookie dough, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed to incorporate. Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Roll between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to ¼” thickness. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut your cookies and bake for 10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  3. To make royal icing, place powdered sugar, meringue powder and water into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed for a minute to combine, then increase to high speed and continue mixing for 7 minutes.

Let’s start by making our buildings out of chocolate dough.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy:

Add the egg and mix on medium speed to incorporate:

Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix on low speed until the dough comes together:

Roll between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4″ thickness:

Refrigerate for 30 minutes while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees. Cut dough into rectangle of different sizes. Using a daisy-shape cutter, create a bite mark into one of the buildings. Bake for 10 minutes:

To make vanilla cookie dough, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed to incorporate. Add the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Roll between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4″ thickness. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

To shape these cookies, I am using a tulip cookie cutter and chopping off the stems:

Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
To make royal icing, place powdered sugar, meringue powder and water into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed for a minute to combine, then increase to high speed and continue mixing for 7 minutes.

 Now let’s bring them all to life.

To decorate the buildings, pipe dots of white icing to mimic the look of night lights:

 Here are the sketches I am using to decorate the baby Godzillas:

Using a food coloring pen, sketch the general outline on each cookie:

Then it’s like paint by numbers:

For the green body, I using the outline piping to create volume in the leg and arm details:

More details:

Using a black food coloring pen, add the face details and belly lines, and you’re done!

RAWR!!!!