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non-bento #3: Raving Rabbid cookies

January 8, 2009

in Baking,bento,non bento,video games

After making the rabbid cookie cutter, I decided to actually try using it to make some cookies!

non-bento#3: Raving Rabbid cookies
Created and eaten on: 11/18/2008 and 11/19/2008

For cookie batter, I searched for a recipe on a Japanese cooking site. Something easy and not too sweet. I found a recipe with just pancake mix and butter. No eggs! No milk! No sugar! (You don’t need to add sugar, because pancake mix already contains some sugar.)

I used wheat pancake mix instead of normal pancake mix, because that was what I had. :P I had bought it loooong time ago, because it was on sale at a Japanese supermarket but I just never used it. I made two different kinds of cookie dough. One with just wheat pancake mix dough and one with wheat pancake mix and cocoa.

After mixing the dough, I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. While the dough was setting in the fridge, I made a cookie cutter for the rabbid’s mouth and stomach. This wasn’t hard at all. It took less than 10 minutes. Then I took the dough out of the fridge and flattened it with a rolling pin. The recipe said it’d expand, so I made it 1/4 inch thick. In retrospect I probably could’ve made it thicker. Maybe because I used wheat pancake mix, and not normal pancake mix, it didn’t expand that much.

After I flattened the dough, I used the rabbid cookie cutter and started cutting out the dough with it. Then I used the cookie cutter for the mouth and stomach to cut out the wheat pancake mix with cocoa. I cut teeth for each rabbid, and put eyes on each rabbid. This took a very very long time… after all cookies were ready, I baked them for about 20 minutes and they were done!

If you look closely, there are two different kinds of rabbid cookies.

The ears, arms and legs came out darker because they were smaller than the body, so they baked faster than the body. But they weren’t burnt as they look. I tried two different ways to put the mouth on rabbids. I think just putting the mouth on top of body looked better. (rather than cutting the mouth out, and inserting cocoa dough in.)

I couldn’t use all the dough that day, so next day, I baked rabbid cookies again with their mouth closed. And this time, I also made plungers! I took them to work both times, and people seemed to enjoy them. :)   Like I mentioned, these cookies weren’t sweet, so you could have a lot of them without feeling guilty.

Plunger cookies!!!

Some people commented that they want to see my rabbid cookie cutter, so I decided to post some pictures of it.

Ta-da!

I kept putting the cookie cutter in the guide as I bent

I used a store bought cookie cutter to make this one, so one side of the edges was folded in, and made it harder to bend it. As someone already suggested, you can use aluminum flashing to make a cookie cutter. It’s probably a lot cheaper and easier to work with, but the cooking supply store was closer than a hardware store… (I’m lazy like that. :P ) The cookie cutter I bought wasn’t that expensive either. I believe it was 99 cents each.

Cookie cutter I used to make the rabbid cookie cutter (top left), the pliers I used (top right), the guide I used (bottom left), finished cookie cutter with mouth (bottom right)

Check out my awesome tool. A pair of pliers without a grip cover! (I forgot to put a chopstick in the shot though.) I always try to make do with what I have, and things usually come out better than when using fancier tools. I did buy needle nose pliers right after this, but I haven’t used them yet. I’ve seen some people make cookie cutters out of disposable aluminum containers, so there are many ways to make your own cookie cutter.

Maybe I’ll do a how-to on this, but I’m not really sure if it’ll be that helpful or interesting, because it’ll be just me bending a cookie cutter, using a guide… Actually, I’m trying to think of a way to make a cookie cutter easier. Something that doesn’t require you to have any special tools. But until then, DAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! :D

Raving Rabbid cookies:
- pancake mix
- butter

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

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shoppingmumNo Gravatar January 8, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Wow, this is cute! I still can’t find time for baking. Gee…

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arleneNo Gravatar January 8, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Love your home made cookie cutter so talented plus the details on all your cookies ..really a lot of work. Well done indeed!!

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nicolasNo Gravatar January 9, 2009 at 12:59 am

so cute ! well done n_n

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MonicaNo Gravatar January 9, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Thanks, it was great to see the guide you used. I was picturing more of a flat image you laid the cutter on.

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flyingliliesNo Gravatar January 9, 2009 at 6:40 pm

They are so cute! I love the plungers…

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LesleeNo Gravatar January 10, 2009 at 8:59 am

Great job on the cookie cutter. Very cool!

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XuanNo Gravatar January 10, 2009 at 11:22 am

This is so cute!

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Cannibal22No Gravatar January 10, 2009 at 3:44 pm

*-* cool

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cokiNo Gravatar January 11, 2009 at 5:46 am

uahaha
so cute
and cool te way you make the cutter!

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AshleyNo Gravatar January 17, 2009 at 11:51 am

Adorable! That game is crazy and you definitely captured the rabbids’ personality with your cookies! :)

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Sharon - Lots of SprinklesNo Gravatar February 5, 2009 at 4:46 am

wow, making your own cookie cutter is so cool! I’ve heard people talk about it before but thanks for the visual :) I have to try it out, it’ll make some things alot easier for me!

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brittanyNo Gravatar February 18, 2009 at 12:07 pm

this is amazing i think i will try it! I LOVE your blog it is so interesting. Keep it up please!!!!

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alanaNo Gravatar March 14, 2009 at 10:13 am

I think pro cookie cutter makers use a board with some dowels inserted in it. Then you can bend around the dowels. Pretty simple and probably something you can improvise at home. I think it helps to keep the shape (curves) nice and smooth. Not that you didn’t do a GREAT job on the AMAZINGLY CUTE bunny rabbids that you already made!

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AnivaNo Gravatar May 15, 2009 at 5:01 am

So how do you make these?? ^^

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PhuocNo Gravatar October 13, 2009 at 8:50 am

I just stumbled on your blog, it’s fantastic!

It’s also awesome that you made the cookie cutter by yourself.. Very imspirational :)

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MeNo Gravatar November 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm

do you sell ‘m? I wanna buy ‘m.

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KimberlyNo Gravatar December 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm

You are fantastic, what a great blog!!!!!!
I want to make the cutter now :D

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AprylNo Gravatar May 6, 2010 at 12:45 pm

wow they are totally awesome cookies.. and the cookie cutter too.. I made a sugar skull cookie cutter out of a circle cookie cutter last year and it was alot of fun though not even remotely as cool as a rabid!

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enjoyingmynewdesktopNo Gravatar September 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Using your pic of rabbids on a cookie sheet as my desktop wallpaper!
(It’s in keeping with the igoogle rabbids theme). Fun for an old RN and her teenage boys.
Kudos

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stephanieNo Gravatar September 11, 2010 at 9:58 am

hey , where do you get the cookie cutter metal piece from ? i want to learn ! (:

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar September 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

Hi Stephanie
I just took a part of a metal round cookie cutter. (I think the one I used was 4-inch in diameter.) It was less than $2 per cutter, I think. And you can use any cookie dough for Rabbid Cookies. I had a pancake mix cookie dough recipe on my blog before but I removed it because I thought it needed some revisions.
Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!

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BalNo Gravatar November 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Awesome!, THIS is my Christmas Baking Project!!!
Thank you!!!
DAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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ArfilonyNo Gravatar June 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

You should really sell ur own cookie cutter! :)

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GabiNo Gravatar September 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I love your blog. I am amazed at all the amazing things that you make. I did want to share with you that amazon.com sells a product called R & M International Design Your Own Cookie Cutter Gift Set. It comes with the things that you need to make a cookie cutter, accept the pliers.

~Gabi

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