Oct 1, 2016

[Weekend Edition] DIY Galaxy Cookie

Happy weekend everyone! If you have a long weekend, put your hands up! Since I have a long weekend, I decided to try something fun at home. I've been obsessed with galaxy - galaxy nails, galaxy hair, galaxy donut, BUT NOT Samsung Galaxy Note! #PunIntended

Anyway, if you have some spare time for a fuss-free activity with your kids, or simply want to create something new, this is a great thing to try out.

You need to have:

Cookies (let me know if you need the recipe for this)
Icing sugar
Egg white
Food dye (red, blue and black)
Egg white
Small spoon to scoop the icing

Step 1 - Making the icing

Break an egg and separate the egg white and yolk. Put the egg white into a large bowl. Slowly add the icing sugar and whisk it until even. There is no measurement to this because the amount of egg white depends on the size of the egg and also how much egg white you manage to extract. You will know it is done when it is completely white and the texture is gooey. It should not be runny because it won't stick to the cookies. Keep on adding the icing sugar and whisk it until you get the texture.

Step 2 - Add the colours!

Scoop one table spoon of the white icing and add it onto a separate cup. Then add the food colour to make 4 different icing colors - white, black, blue and pink.

Step 3 - The fun stuff starts now!

It is hard to give instruction on  this part. But really, when you have all the icing colours ready, just let your creativity unleashed. You can put it on a plate and dip the top of the cookie on it. Or you can scoop a little bit of the black and blue icing and pop it onto the cookies. Use the toothpick to swirl or twirl until you get the galaxy pattern. Slowly add the white to create the milky way. Also, dots some stars on top of it. If you think you lost your track, just google the galaxy photo and add some more.

The beauty of the galaxy pattern is, you don't have to be precise. There is no right or wrong way to do it. And the result is so fascinating. With a small effort, you can impress the world!

The galaxy pattern is popularized by a Melbourne baker. Ever since he instagramed the photo of his galaxy donut, the world went crazy. You can find galaxy macarons, cupcakes, cakes and even cookies!

If you're going to make this, do tag me on your Instagram photo @queenjerine. I would love to see your creation!

P/S: If my words don't make sense, that's 'cos I'm watching Poh's Kitchen cooking show. Please excure me. 

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