It’s the end of bakemas 2020!
If it’s your first bakemas here, welcome. It is my annual mini-series in which I show you how to make a various Christmas themed baked goods – perfect if you want to impress your family and/or friends or if you’re hosting a festive get together.
Well, hasn’t the time flew by this year – this is the final blog post and instalment of bakemas 2020!
Merry Christmas to you all!!
Today I’m showing you how to make a giant Kinder cookie – this message cookie is the perfect treat to make as it’s quick, easy and takes next to no time at all.
A rich giant cookie, studded with all the chocolate you need and topped with a sweet buttercream message – what more could you ask for?
As you’re probably aware, my piping isn’t the best but you can still see and spell out what’s said.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
100g Granulated sugar.
100g Light brown sugar.
1 tsp Vanilla extract.
260g Plain flour.
30g Cocoa powder.
1 tsp Baking powder.
250g Fillings (I went with milk and dark chocolate chips along with
250g Icing sugar.
10g cocoa powder.
You can use whatever you like but I went with a selection of Kinder chocolates including Kinder bueno, bars and hippos.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Start by weighing up al the ingredients, greasing a shallow sided 10 inch cake tin, preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f and get any equipment you may need, such as a stand mixer and spatula.
Start by grabbing a large mixing bowl and placing in the butter, granulated sugar and light brown sugar. Beat them all together until hey are lighter and fluffier in colour and consistency – this usually takes around 5-7 minutes.
Give the bowl a good scraping down, just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully worked in from earlier on.
Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat over a medium speed until they are fully incorporated – if the mixture looks a little scrambled, don’t worry.
You can then go ahead and give the bowl another good scraping down, just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully worked in from earlier on.
Into a sieve, add the plain flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. – sift them into the bowl, directly over the mixture. Add in the fillings of choice and fold everything together, mixing just until everything is incorporated – folding in by hand should prevent you from over mixing then dough (which would make it tough and unpleasant to eat).
Take your greased shallow sided cake tin and place all of the dough into it – although it looks a lot, it’ll all fit in there just nicely.
Place into your preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes (or until a the cookie has poofed up just nicely and a tester when inserted into the centre comes out clean).
While the cookie is in the oven, make the buttercream – this is really easy.
Into a bowl, place then butter and beat it until its light and fluffy, then add in half the icing sugar and mix well, repeating with the other half of icing sugar. Once all of the icing sugar has been added, ad din the vanilla extract and mix to combine.
Split the buttercream into 2 bowls, roughly 2/3 into one bowl and 1/3 into another. In the 2/3 bowl, add some cocoa powder and a little milk and mix it in until you have a chocolate buttercream, then place into a piping bag with a nozzle fitted, I went with a small star piping nozzle and for the vanilla buttercream, place that into a piping bag with a small nozzle – this is for writing on top of the writing, to make it stand out.
Set the buttercream aside until needed later on – now is the ideal time to get the chocolates ready.
When everything is ready, you can finish the cookie off.
You can decorate and customise it to suit you but I went with a sight Christmas theme. I used the chocolate buttercream to write my message which says ‘Merry Christmas’ then on top of the chocolate writing, I use the vanilla buttercream and top the chocolate message with the exact same message as below – this just adds a little pop to the finished results.
With the remaining chocolate buttercream, I use it to pipe a border around the edge of the cookie. To the border, you can add a as much kinder bueno and kinder bars as you’d like, followed by some chocolate sprinkle to add a little colour and texture.
Then with the remaining space, I just add a few kinder hippos (secured down with a small amount of buttercream) – then you’re done. Quick and easy – trust me!
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.