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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:
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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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