Saturday 14 February 2015

Racoon cut-out Cookies - Valentine's Special 浣熊造型饼干- 情人节特定 (中英食谱教程)

Two weeks ago, my blogger friend, Fion invited me to join in the fun of posting Valentine's cookie together with a few other bloggers on Valentine's Day. Here's sharing these Racoon cookies which I have baked specially for my dear hubby. The racoon holds a special meaning for me as the first gift I received from my other half during our first date was a stuff toy racoon. (you'll see it on the left in the photo below) Hope these racoon cookies will bring him fond memories of our courtship days.  

My 2 stuff toy Racoons from hubby which brought me fond memories of our courtship days.

Thanks to my dear friend Annie in Shanghai who bought this racoon cookie mould for me. 

You can also make these cookies for the upcoming Chinese New Year using any cookie mould. As there were some left over dough after cutting out the racoon shapes, I used the flower cookie mould to make some flower cookies below.  This recipe uses only egg white, thus if you have leftover egg white after making Pineapple Tarts or other bakes, you should give this recipe a try. 

Racoon Cut-Out Cookies  


150g cake flour (I used Blue Jacket premium cake flour from Taiwan*)
50g icing sugar
30g egg white 
60g unsalted butter (see note below) 
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (1/4 for making light brown dough, 3/4 for making dark brown dough) 
Dark Chocolate - for drawing the racoon's eyes, nose and belly button (I used 4 pieces of Malagos 65% Dark Chocolate** 


150g 低筋面粉(我用台湾
50克 糖粉
30克 蛋白
60克 牛油 (请看下面的提示)
1 小茶匙 可可粉 (1/4做浅褐色面团,3/4做深褐色面团)

Method 方法:

1. Soften the butter at room temperature, add in icing sugar and cream till the mixture turns pale and fluffy.

2. Add in the egg white, whip till well mixed. 

3. Sift in the cake flour, use a spatula to stir and form a soft dough. (refrigerate the dough for about half an hour if you find it too soft to handle.)

4. Divide the dough into 3 portions, mix 1/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder to one portion and 3/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder to another portion. 
4。面团分割成三份,一份加入1/4 小茶匙可可粉揉匀,剩下的可可粉揉进另一份面团。

5. Use the cookie cutter cut out each part accordingly and piece together. 

I used the remaining dough to cut out some flowers.

6. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees Celcius fan forced for 12 minutes. 

7. Transfer the cookies to a wiring rack to let cool.


8. Melt some dark chocolate, pour into a piping bag attached with the smallest tip or just cut a tiny hole. (I used Wilton no.1 tip) 
8。 溶化黑巧克力,倒入花袋,剪小小口。

9. Pipe the racoon eyes, nose and belly button and attach a dried fruit or nut in between the racoon's paws. (I have attached a decor heart, pipe some chocolate to paste it down.) 

Note 提示:
Softened butter should yield slightly to gentle pressure. Too soft butter will not cream properly with sugar and it will also affect your baked product. 

Here's wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!

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I am linking this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan & Feb 2015 Event Theme: My Homemade Cookies by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-host by Victoria Baking Into The Ether 


Little Thumbs Up February 2015: Cocoa organised by Zoe of Bake For Happy KidsDoreen of My Little Favourite D.I.Yand hosted by Grace of Life Can Be Simple.

Thanks for dropping by. See you again! 

The cooking temperature as suggested in all my recipes serve as a guideline. Every oven has different thermostat, you may have to adjust the temperature and timing to suit your oven. Different brand of ingredients have different composites, thus there may be a slight difference in the end result.  食谱里的烘烤温度和时间只是供参考,每一架烤炉的恒温器都不同,请自己调适。不同品牌的材料有不同的复合材料,所以最终成品有可能稍有不同。

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irene myme said...

好漂亮的racoon cookies,它手握着heart太浪漫了。真棒~

Victoria Bakes said...

Ooh, i hv this cutter too but every time i look at it, i go.. arhh.. u wait.. too much time.. urs look sooo cute!! Well done arrrr
Tks for taking part in the Valentine's day bake Cheryl

LY's Kitchen Ventures said...

Happy Valentine's, Sis! These Racoon cookies are super cute and full of special meaning! Am sure P will love them!

I'M JJ said...


Karen Luvswesavory said...

Ha ha ! So cute ! Love these Racoon cookies of yours ^-^! Happy Valentine's Day!

向日葵葵 ~ Sunflower Grace said...

Cheryl, Happy Valentine's Day to you! These cookies are adorable. I bought the mold last year but yet to use it. Would like to try your recipe, probably after cny.

mui mui said...

Hi Cheryl,
These cookies are so adorable.
Thanks for sharing this to LTU!

Fion said...