Poker Chip Cookies

It’s poker night at work on Tuesday, and when I saw these poker chip cookies I knew I’d have to try making them. I ignored the actual recipe, using an ATK fridge box recipe instead, but followed the assembly instructions.

So… basic fridge box cookie dough was made. I used the new lid attachment for our mixer… which we knew would attach properly as it’s for a different (post 1950s) model. But some tape made it stick on, and it stopped the icing sugar flying everywhere!

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I made three types: plain vanilla, green peppermint and ‘black’ chocolate. I used new gel food colourings this time, rather than my usual liquid colourings, and am ver impressed. I ended up using a whole tube of black colouring, and it got the chocolate dough very dark… although not black. For the green I used gel paste, and this was very impressive: you just dip a tooth pick into the paste and use that; three dips was enough for the green I wanted.

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So with the three doughs you start the assembly.

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

It’s not dangerous… it’s just a total nightmare of faffery.

Anyway… it starts with a log of the flavoured dough.

CameraZOOM-20130804162644665Then you roll out the plain dough.

CameraZOOM-20130804162704653Then egg white wash and stick this around the log. Then re-roll when it doesn’t work, and realise you’ve now rolled in extra egg white… then run our of flour in the shaker… ARGG!!!

CameraZOOM-20130804162904215Then do the same with a flavoured layer. Then realise your roll is now way too long and cut in half…

CameraZOOM-20130804163423139Now roll our four flavoured and four plain thin sausages.

CameraZOOM-20130804164046555Stick these around the outside of the main roll. Realise that eight isn’t enough… roll out more, get egg white and flour stuck to everything… and somehow roll into a stripy sausage.

CameraZOOM-20130804164515292This goes on parchment paper, then inside a cut open kitchen roll tube, which should help keep things round not flat (apparently).

CameraZOOM-20130804164606144Then this goes into the fridge. Then do the same with the peppermint flavour one. Then do whatever you want with the leftovers to make them into rolls. Then chill for a couple of hours.

CameraZOOM-20130804170908681After chilling they’re surprisingly solid feeling.

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Then cut slices that are your cookies! Put these on a lined baking tray.

CameraZOOM-20130804200334527These bake for 14 minutes at 160c fan, swapping shelves half way through.

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They expanded a bit, and the green ones more so.

CameraZOOM-20130804202403859They look kinda messy… but I think they’re recognisably poker chips! And of coure they taste great: they’re cookies!

 

 

 

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