I didn’t intend to post these Rilakkuma chocolate sandwich cookies because they were just something that I made for my boyfriend to share with work colleagues, but they turned out pretty cute so I snapped some pics and here they are. They’re pretty much the same as my Suica Penguin “Oreos” but I used a different filling and replaced the granulated sugar with powdered so they didn’t turn out with ugly sugar lumps (let’s pretend it’s ~*glitter*~ rather than baking fail, right?).
|Sometimes I like to eat coffee beans as a snack…not even kidding. #hardcore|
This is also an opportunity to share one of my happy things (small things that make me disproportionately happy) – my Ikea mug with matching tea towel. I used the tea towel as a background if you look closely. I am way too obsessed with Ikea, we go there on most of our free days even if we don’t need to buy anything (but we always do). I get to pretend I’m in Sweden, which satisfies my Scandinavian obsession. If a weeaboo is obsessed with Japan, than I am the equivalent of that for Scandinavia. I just love it.
Ikea is also a great place to get props for food photography, like the wooden chopping board that’s under this little “scene”. I’m still pretty crap at it but I enjoy photography so I’m always trying to improve.
The other awesome thing in these photos is MUH COFFEE. I love coffee so so much. The smell of a bag of beans makes me so happy. I want to get the Moomin coffee sometime but the packs are way too small for the amount we go through (about 1kg a month…) and I don’t like pre-ground beans. The packaging is so cute though so I will probably cave soon and get it just to take photos.
(makes 15 cookies)
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter (softened)
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup flour
1. mix the cookie ingredients together and roll to 1 cm thickness
2. cut out rilakkumas with cookie cutters (only half need faces)
3. bake at 160C for ~15 mins and allow to cool
4. mix the ingredients for the filling and make a sandwich with two cookies using about 1/2 a tsp of this.
5. refridgerate before serving
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