Tomorrow, we’ll be having a family birthday party to celebrate Paul’s 3rd Birthday. He decided a while ago that he wanted to have a Rock Band Birthday.
As you may know, Paul has a very special diet due to his PKU. (Not sure what PKU is? Here’s a cool video Kati found that is entertaining, and explains what it is.) He’s not crazy about cake or cupcakes, but at Christmas we discovered he really liked his PKU sugar cookies with icing. With that in mind, I thought it would be cool to figure out a way to make a guitar shaped sugar cookie “cake” for his party.
Here’s how we made it happen…
1. Whip up this PKU Sugar Cookie Recipe.
Paul’s PKU Sugar Cookie Guitar “Cake”
(recipe from PKU Recipes)
3/4 cup butter flavor crisco
2 TBS sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 pkg (4 serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix (8 phe)
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup water
270 grams (2 cups) wheat starch (22 phe)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream shortening and sugars. Add pudding, vanilla and water. Mix well. Mix together starch, powder & salt. Add to sugars and mix until combined. It makes a soft dough. Let it chill for 30 minutes or longer before rolling out, however, the dough will still be soft. Roll out dough, and cut into desired shapes. Cookies do not spread during baking. Bake at 375 for about 5-8 minutes.
For you PKUers: Total phe for recipe is 30 mg. Phe per cookie depends on size.
For you Non-PKUers: You can still make and eat this recipe. They taste great!
2. Roll out the dough and cut around the guitar pattern. (We printed from a picture from the Internet.) We also cut other shapes to use as decoration.
3. Bake the cookies and let them cool.
4. Assemble the cookies the way you’d like them and get all your icing ready. (We used some in the tube and also some regular white icing that we colored.)
5. Decorate to your heart’s content.
6. Admire your creation. Take more pictures of it then anyone else would care to see. And, let somebody else clean up your icing-covered-Ikea-plastic-utensil mess. (Please ignore our fancy cutting board display.)