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Heart Cookies
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In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.

Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
1/2 an egg, beaten
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 130 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon

Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.

Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.

Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.

Add the egg a little bit at a time, mixing well.

Add the dash of vanilla essence.

Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.

Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.

Wrap the dough in clingfilm/plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 5mm thickness.

Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped pieces, and put them on a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray.

[My notes: Use your thumb or a finger or the bottom of a spoon to make an indent in each cookie for the jam.

Bake in an oven at 180 Celsius until the cookies are uniformly golden brown.

Remove from the tray and place them on a wire rack to allow them to cool.

Put a little bit of jam in the indent of each cookie. For maximum freshness, put them into a cookie tin, with each layer of cookies separated by greaseproof paper.

To help you keep the dough uniformly flat, put two wooden rulers on either side of it, and roll the rolling pin over them. The dough will end up at the same thickness of the rulers.

Half an egg is kinda hard to do, so I suggest doubling everything and making a double batch of cookies.]




Flower Cookies
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In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil. You'll also need a piping bag and an appropriate nozzle.

Butter - 60 grams
Sugar - 20 grams
Full-Fat Cream - 2 Tablespoons
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 80 grams

Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.

Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.

Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.

Add the two tablespoons of cream, and whisk it in.

Add the dash of vanilla essence.

Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.

Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.

Put the dough into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle that will pipe into flower shapes. Pipe them out onto a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray at roughly even intervals.

[My notes: Use your thumb or a finger or the bottom of a spoon to make an indent in each cookie for the jam. Measuring spoons are best here because they tend to be semi-spherical.

Bake in an oven at 180 Celsius until the cookies are uniformly golden brown.

Remove from the tray and place them on a wire rack to allow them to cool.

Put a little bit of jam in the indent of each cookie. For maximum freshness, put them into a cookie tin, with each layer of cookies separated by greaseproof paper.

Piping bags are quite hard to get hold of. You'll need to find somewhere special if you want to buy one... or chances are your grandmother has one.]




Battenburg Cookies (For some reason, they're called "Icebox Cookies" in Japan.)
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In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.

Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
1/2 an egg, beaten
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 100 grams
Baking Powder - 1/3 Teaspoon
Cocoa Powder - 2 Teaspoons

Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.

Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.

Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.

Add the egg a little bit at a time, mixing well.

Add the dash of vanilla essence.

Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.

Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.

Divide the dough in half. Take one half of the dough out of the bowl, and add the cocoa powder to the other half, mixing it in with a wooden spoon.

Shape each half into a cuboid (or as close as you can get) and wrap each half separately in plastic wrap. Put them in the freezer until frozen.

Cut each block in half lengthways (so you end up with two long rectangular prisms, and not two smaller cuboids). [Note: Since they're frozen, you'll need a very large and/or sharp knife to do this!]

Put each half on a half of the other type; chocolate on plain and vice-versa, so you end up with two blocks that are half-and-half.

Wrap them separately in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer until frozen.

Cut them in half lengthways again (so you end up with long rectangular prisms that are half plain and half chocolate).

Here's the clever bit: For each block, turn one half over, then stick them back together to get a checkerboard effect!

Again, wrap them separately in plastic wrap (you can probably re-use the same stuff) and put them in the freezer until frozen.

Take out both blocks and cut them sideways into cookies five millimetres thick. Put them on a tray with aluminium foil.

[My notes: Bake in an oven at 180 Celsius until the cookies are uniformly golden brown (on the plain parts, anyway).

Remove from the tray and place them on a wire rack to allow them to cool.

Half an egg is kinda hard to do, so I suggest doubling everything and making a double batch of cookies.

Refer to the preview picture for how to make the checkerboard effect, if the description wasn't clear.]


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Note: I checked the transcripts a few times, but no mention is made of when to add the baking powder.

Baking powder is used as a raising agent, and can be left out if you use self-raising flour. Just add it to the flour after sifting.
These were taken from the game Yoshi No Kuruppon - Oven De Kukki, which as you can probably tell, was a Japanese release. In fact, it's the Japanese release of Yoshi's cookie. Not only did it contain the YC game, but it also contained these three recipes, and mini-games built around them.

And cute Yoshi sprites n_n

My Japanese is far from perfect, since all I know is Hiragana and Katakana and enough random words to keep me off of disturbing websites. I simply transcribed the script into the NJStar Japanese Word Processor, and then used its (apparently incomplete) dictionary as well as the game's visuals to piece together the recipes above.

They had recipes for the Heart Cookies, Flower Cookies, and Battenburg Cookies. They didn't include anything after baking the cookies, so I've had to append my own notes from previous cooking experience (I took two years of it in highschool and did some in my spare time) onto the bottom of each recipe for you to use. I've marked them out for you.

I'm too lazy to convert grams to ounces though. Get with the times, America.

If you wanted to make the doughnut cookies, you just need to shape them by hand. If you want to put poppy seeds on them you can, but I've never used them or made a poppy seed cake so I can't really help you there.

If you wanted to make the diamond cookies, you just follow the heart cookie recipe, but use a different cookie cutter and different jam.

If you wanted to make Yoshi cookies... good luck. I imagine you'd have to get a cutter made specially, then use a knife to slice into the dough to outline the features of the face.

If anyone uses these, please comment and tell me how it went! I'd love to know if this really works or not.

All recipes (c) Nintendo. Translation and appended notes are (c) to me.

EDIT: We've got a confirmation that the Battenburg/Icebox cookies work!

EDIT 2: I've found an egg substitute, for anyone who wants to know. Just substitute half an egg with a tablespoon of cornstarch.

EDIT 3: I corrected "Wheat Flour" to "Cake Flour" as it was the biggest mistake here, but I advise you to go look forward in my gallery for "Revised Battenburg Recipe" if you want to make the battenburg cookies.
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YaaAbaaAbdullah Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
:) (Smile) 
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Dude grams doesn't make sence here in my country it sould of been cups.
and why amke it by hand when you can use a mixer.
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry. It was grams in the original translation, and we live in an era where you can literally type "50 grams in ounces" into Google and get it converted.

I'm sure an electric mixer would work too. Bear in mind these recipes were written about 10 years ago for a very small market in Japan only. I tried to keep the translation as exact as I could and only made my own notes afterward.

Cooking is a very imprecise science. You are always free to experiement, to add a little more or a little less, or prepare things in a different way. That's part of what makes it fun, is being able to try new things and see what happens.
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I agree on that its nice you say so
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EvangelionMetUnitOne Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I can't wait to make it.
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck, I hope they turn out well.
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
what about the yoshi head shaped one
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'd probably have to make the cookie cutter yourself. Or, print out a Yoshi head on some card and cut it out, using it as a template to cut around for the cookies. Then you'd score lines in the dough to make the lines across the face (for the eyes, cheeks, etc). It'd be more involved than the others for sure.
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
ahhh cool I found a real cutter for that but I can't buy it D:
[link]
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, very nice. I have never seen one of those before.
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KoopshiKingGeoshi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
some guy made from that site
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BIgPapaLombardi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Now all I need is to learn to make Yoshi Candies.

Actually, the hard part is those darn WRAPPERS.

Awesome translation, thank you so much!
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Make sure to check out the updated version of the Battenburg recipe if you intend to give those ones a try. They're all pretty good, though!
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F0RESTwanderer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
I know you translated directly from the game, but just for reference, in western culture the icebox cookies are commonly referred to as 'checkerboard cookies' as well. Pretty cool though, only place I've seen anyone actually translate these. (Especially considering how absurdly rare that sequel was.)
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, "Icebox" was a literal translation of アイスボクヅ or something like that (I don't remember the exact kana used). Checkerboard is probably a more localized translation, though I refer to them as Battenburg cookies (like the checkerboard-style Battenburg Cake) in other places.
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kiyotoap Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
I've been looking for this everywhere?! Thanks?! ?<3
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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warpyoshi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dude i made the icebox ones
and they're delicious :)
thx so much!!!
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. The icebox ones are the best, I think.
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warpyoshi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally a good translation of the recipies from Yoshi no Cookie - Kuruppon Oven de Cookie
i have always wanted cookies like those
thank you so much! :3
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Let me know how they turn out if you try them.
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warpyoshi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
good news :) my mum says she might get the ingridiants for the icebox cookies
(although she is douting they will work) if we do it i will let you know how they went :)
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Heirox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
YAY!!!
I never knew there were recipes on DA
I'm so going to make these sometime :XD:

I'm going to check out ur page
I'm extremely interested now :iconawwplz:
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HelloNyarii Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've been wanting to write about Japanese cuisine...
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Sashimitachi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
ima give it a try this week c: thanks for this!
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Freezair Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Nothing like a comment that's 4 years late, eh? 8D

I just made some of the Battenburg/Icebox cookies. (We always called them checkerboard cookies in my family.) A couple of things I found:

1. You don't really need to freeze the dough between slicings if your knife is sharp and you cut gently. However, it is good to do before you bake them, since it helps you get a more square shape.

2. The chocoate half of the dough can get a little dry and crumbly, due to the extra solids in it. I don't know an appropriate splash of extra liquid to use to soften it just slightly, but otherwise, watch out for that.
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your feedback. This is easily my most popular submission ever and it's good to still see people trying the recipes out.
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Freezair Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I know how that goes. I have one of those weird submissions I keep getting faves on even though it's a couple years old, too. XD
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yugokitari Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
I need Japanese recipes SO BAD right now for school! I haven't been able to find cheap ones that I can make! I :glomp: you!
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Darkmark Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Let me know how they turn out.
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yugokitari Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
They're really good!!! I need 'em Friday, but I had to make them early. I made...um, 3 dozen, cookies. I made the icebox cookies and the heart ones. I'm glad you had the notes at the bottom, too. I'd have been lost without them. :) Thanks again.
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Darkmark Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome. Bon appetit!
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Yoshiblack Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
I make Yoshi cookie.
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Shez-Da-Roxor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Ooh glad I found this. I'd been looking for a way to make cookies like that "Icebox" kinda shape for quite a while now, now I finally have an excuse to raid the kitchen asides for looking for donuts.

Cheers fella'.
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing wrong with donuts, but the cookies are good too~

Glad I could help! Let me know how they turn out :D
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MetalSonicRawkBoshi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Yummy! Thank you!
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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dynastydragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
yay! just like on mario and luigi partners in time! ^^
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep yep, I played that after making this recipe, and that was awesome to find.
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dynastydragon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
lol i luved that part where luigi comes back and takes the cookies! ^^ and e gives one to baby luigi and he goes: tank you dery much-a! ^^
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TarotCardWielderRope Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^__^

My friend and I were playing Yoshi's Oven earlier, and it was so horrifying and confusing! O_o;;
I can only read so much, lol! All KAnas and some Kanji (that of a Japanese second grader), and I still didn't understand the instructions (even with the visualisations). My friend and I were laughing pretty hard, though. XD

So, thank you for clearing it all up for all of us! It's greatly appreciated!
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it helped! I actually got a chance to make the battenburg cookies. They're really good!
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TarotCardWielderRope Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to make them! ^_^

I need to buy some of the baking supplies, though, lol!
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Sting-Chameleon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
I tested the heart- and battenbox cookies, and it all went good. Tasty cookies. This recept's really awesome, next time I'll try the flower cookies. =D Thanks for sharing these recipes!
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! Great to see so many people getting these recipes working out.
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TheWhiteWyvern Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
dam must try to make som of the cookie's when i got time :D hawe always wondering about how they taste, thx for the recipes mate :glomp:
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, hope they turn out well!
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Phazonaddict Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
That's awesome, but I won't be making cookies at all...
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khatt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!!
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Darkmark Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies :D
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