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Avatar Cookies

March 8, 2010

I was supposed to go to an Oscar party, but sadly got sick. Here were the cookies I meant to take with me inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. Or as my friend described it, “Avatar is Dances with Smurfs on acid with a political grudge. Come for the special effects, stay for the special effects.” He wasn’t too off, I mean look at the pretty!

It was time to bust out my Wilton Cookie Pro and make some spritz cookies! AND ACTION!

The spritz cookies I always had as a kid were basically butter cookies, but the cream cheese in this recipe makes them wonderfully soft with a slight tang.

2 1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

3 oz cream cheese (you’ll probably have left overs, go ahead and make another batch)

1 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp almond extract

There are really no wrong ways to mix the ingredients. Standard rules apply: wet and dry combined separately and then mixed together.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 min

To get a Na’avi look I separated the batter and mixed up gel colors in 3 shades of blue. I used the cherry blossom disc on the cookie pro. My original idea was to paint little dots of silver on the cookies using edible glitter dust to achieve the Na’avi facial patterns. Silver glitter dust is literally dust however. It would have taken a ton of dust to make it into a thick enough paste for bio-luminescent specks that would stand out.

In the end I sprinkled the dust on top. They were still pretty and sparkled enough for my taste.

That’s a wrap!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 13, 2010 2:07 pm

    These are some awesome cookies! Have you heard of neopets? A friend and I had wanted to make some neopets-based treats in the future. Yay for baked goods based on fantastic creatures ;]

    • Arwen permalink*
      April 14, 2010 11:43 pm

      Oh I did Neopets years ago! You should totally do cookies based on that. Definitely colored since I love that, but mess with the food flavors too.

      Also I loved your root beer cake..mmm

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