My friend Christina had a birthday last week and I always like to give gifts that have meaning and are edible! She’s a great baker herself and loves Doctor Who. She even did a great Matt Smith #11 cosplay a while back. I thought a gift of Tardis cookies would be in good order. Plus, who wouldn’t want a time machine for your birthday?
The wonderful Warpzone Prints to the rescue again with their amazingly detailed cookie cutters. I’ve made 11th Doctor cookies and Weeping Angel cookies so the only thing that was missing was the Tardis! Right after I made these they released an ‘easier’ Doctor Who stamp cutter, but with my cookie recipe this particular Tardis cookie cutter works just fine. Just a little patience and you’ll have cookies in no time flat, allons-y!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
navy blue food gel dye
In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and the sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. Now add the navy blue food gel. The color is pretty spot on for a Tardis.
Add the flour mixture until combined. If the color is a little light, add some more food gel dye. When it pulls away from the sides of the bowl, the dough is ready.
Wrap up the dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until you are ready to use.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats.
Roll out the dough to about 1/4″ thick and use the Tardis cutter to cut out shapes. These are a bit detailed so make sure you FLOUR the cutter well.
Place the cookies on the prepped cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack.
Using a #4 tip and black frosting, pipe the sign part of the Tardis. Let set.
Then using a #2 tip, and a very steady hand, pipe the words “POLICE BOX” over the black sign. Fill in the other details with the white frosting, the light on top, the windows and the background for the white sign.
There you have it – a wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey birthday treat! Your companion will thank you.