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how to make Cylon Raider cookies March 20, 2009

Posted by AnnaTheRed in how-to (all), how-to - characters (Ghibli, video game, Wall-E).
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EDIT: Looking for BSG bento? See “bento#34: Battlestar Galactica bento!

This is something I made for my Battlestar Galactica fans. Nothing very special, I just cut cookie dough in the shape of Cylon Raider. I used the cookie cutter I made out of a soda bottle (see the cookie cutter in “how to make Totoro peanut butter sandwich”) because with this cutter, you can make cookies in any size you want.

[How to make Cylon Raider cookies] (naked version)
– cookie dough (see “how to make cookie dough with pancake mix” or any cookie dough) If you use my cookie dough recipe, it’ll make about nine 3 inch cookies.
– red icing (or you can use dye white icing with red food coloring)
– parchment paper
— cutter made out of a plastic bottle (see “how to make Totoro peanut butter sandwich”)
*- white icing (I just bought the icing in a tube this time)
*– food coloring (red, blue and yellow)

* I couldn’t put icing this time, but I will in the future!

Before I started working on the cookie, and I decided how big I wanted my Cylon Raider to be. I cut parchment paper slightly bigger than the cookie cutter, and cut the corners of each sheet. (This is just for BSG fans. Cutting corners doesn’t affect the cookies’ taste!)

1. Make the dough into a ball, put a rolling pin on the middle of the dough, press down gently and roll the dough. If the dough gets sticky, sprinkle flour on the rolling pin and the board.

2. When the dough is about 1/8″ thick, use the cutter to cut a round shape from the dough. (I find it’s easier to take the excess dough out of the way rather than trying to pick up the cut out dough I’m about to use.)

3. Bend the plastic cutter to cut an upside ” U ” shape from each piece.

4. Put it on parchment paper. I suggest you use a spatula or a tool like in the picture to scrape off the cut out dough.

5. Make the middle piece of the Raider and put it on the body.

6. For 1/8″-thick cookies, bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 10~13 minutes. (It depends on your oven and how thick your dough is.)

This batch is a bit on the pale side. It could be darker.

I made some of them a little too thick. (thicker than 1/8 “) It wasn’t bad, but it tastes a bit dry inside if it’s thick.

After I baked cookies, I was getting ready to smear some gray icing on the cookies, then realized that the icing I thought was gray was WHITE.

It says WHITE, but Im a very visual person...

It says WHITE, but I'm a very visual person...

I felt so stupid. Apparently, I can’t read and I didn’t think “gray” icing next to green, blue, and red icing was strange at all. But the color on the tube is gray!!! I usually make icing by myself, but I thought I could save some time buying it this time… I was already running late for work, and didn’t have enough time to mix food coloring to make gray icing. I thought of not taking them to work at all, but I had to. Today is just that special!
So, I put a red eye each Raider, and had my boyfriend take pictures anyway.

Dradis contact!

Dradis contact!

When I gave them away at work, I had to explain to them that there supposed to be covered with icing. How embarrassing.

My gods, there are so many of them! Prepare to jump!

My gods, there are so many of them! Prepare to jump!

I’ll definitely bake it again, using thinner dough and with gray icing. I’ll post pictures later!

How to make Cylon Raider cookies on my flickr

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!


1. Monica - March 20, 2009

You should make a pourable icing – like a thin RI. Those would look sweet!

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