Captain America's Stars-and-Stripes Shield Cookies

Categories: Cooking Virgin

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Last week, The Cooking Virgin whipped up a tasty batch of frothy, alcoholic Butterbeer in celebration of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two. But the Potter endgame isn't the only geek-flick to hit the big screen this summer. Comic book fans are equally stoked for the release of Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger, which opens in theaters this Friday.

So World War II's greatest hero wouldn't feel left out, we tracked down Hungry Rabbit's sweet recipe for patriotic, shield-shaped cookies and tweaked it, Virgin-style. The process was labor intensive, and the results... well, about as surprising as the moment when you find out that the Captain's big-time Nazi nemesis is actually an inhumanly strong dude with a mug to rival Darkman's.

How to make Captain America cookies, after the jump.   

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​What You'll Need
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  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 10 ounces softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 3 cups white flour
  • red and blue food coloring
  • white frosting (for star)

 The Virgin's DeStructions:

1. Place white flour in a large mixing bowl and add softened butter, egg and sugar. Stir until well-mixed. Ideally, you'd use a stand mixer here to form the dough. But if all you've got is a pitiful $12 Walmart hand mixer, you'll burn that thing out in minutes. So instead, I opted to burn my hand out by mixing the dough with a spoon. When that fails, screw the spoon and get your hands dirty kneading the dough.

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Wash the red food coloring off quickly or people will start to wonder.
2. Add vanilla and lemon juice and knead, baby, knead, until a semi-stiff dough forms (or if you're smart, buy pre-mixed cookie dough in a package or box and start just with step #3.)

3.  Separate the dough into 4 equal sized dough balls. Place the first ball in your mixing bowl and add 10-12 drops of blue food coloring. Use your mixer, if available, or get dirty with the ghetto hand-kneading method and prepare to end up looking like an extra in Avatar. Knead the dough until the blue coloring is even.

4. Spread a sheet of plastic wrap on counter or cutting board and hand roll the ball into an elongated tube shape. Tip: If you have a bud vase or something similar, you can push the plastic-wrapped dough into the tube and chill to get the proper shape. Otherwise, it's a crapshoot.

5. Refrigerate blue dough for 1 hour.

6. In the meantime, combine 2 dough balls together and add 10-12 drops of red food coloring. Mix until color is saturated through (Note: If you knead the red dough by hand, don't fret when your hands appear bloody for three days and your kitchen could be mistaken for a crime scene. That's perfectly normal.)

7.  Place the big red dough ball on a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten uniformly with a rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick. Cover with plastic wrap and chill. 


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2 comments
Nadia Myres
Nadia Myres

what an awsome cookiee!! i just love it..my son is having a birthday party,,and he loves captain america..ill bake this and im sure ..they will be a blast!! thanks soo much 

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