Cute turtle icebox cookies

Ethan wanted to do some baking so I let him browse the net for whatever cookies he wished to bake. Of all the many cookies out there, he chose this one cute turtle icebox cookies from Diamonds for Dessert! I was horrified when he showed me as I can foresee that it will be very hard to make. So I asked this young baker, XiangCool if he can help us out and gladly he said YES.

Darling drove us to his house that day..

Ethan measuring sugar. 

Sifting and measuring icing sugar with Kor kor Xiang. Malaysia Boleh tu, don’t play-play!

Creaming the butter and sugar together. 

After adding egg yolks and flour to the mixture, we split the dough in half. We added matcha (green tea) powder to one portion.

This is after rolling the matcha dough and trying to wrap it around the normal dough. 

Freeze it for a while and it will harden like this. 

Slice it and arrange on a baking tray. 

Here is Ethan rolling another portion of dough for the turtle’s flippers and tail. 

He pokes the dough using a ‘Gongcha’ straw. LoL! Buta-buta endorsing that bubble tea pulaks! >_< Anyway, that straw helps to make small round dough for the legs. 

Ethan patiently joining the little feet onto the turtles while Xiang prepared dinner. 

I helped Ethan decorate the shells while he adds the eyes and into the oven it goes.. 

My verdict? I’ll NEVER bake this again! My gawd, so tedious, so much JOB! You know how lousy I am in baking? This is too much for me to handle. While Ethan enjoyed the experience, he also got a bit tired of the long waiting period (freezing the dough and so on).

Baking with little kids needs to be quick and simple. Though this icebox cookies is cute, it is definitely NOT for kids.

Kids can do something more simple like this CUTE DOGGIES COOKIES

P/S: No turtles were harm in the making of this entry :P

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    Looks too good to eat! So nice! That Xiang got girlfriend or not? Real lucky whoever gets to marry him hor? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

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      That, you have to ask him yourself.. :D

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    Bring Ethan to my place when he wanna make this again lor! =]

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      Nooooooooooo.. I don’t think he’ll want to bake this again! M&M cookies, yes! This? NO! ^_^

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        Onz! Bring him over!

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    so cute ^^

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      Thank you Pjaz :)

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    “But Mummy, the turtles are so cute!!” <—- I can already imagine little kids *coughlikemecough* saying that BWAHAHAHAHAHA

    Ok la, the doggies also cute, but turtles are cuter. And they're green tea flavoured omg *drools* So how did it taste? Nice? :D

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      Laura, it tasted like Green Tea! It doesn’t taste like TURTLES whatsoever if you are wondering. haha :P

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    the turtles are so cute! And Ethan really look like one of those shi fu shi fu in baking O.O

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      Little shi fu eh? Thanx FurFer :)

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    ehehhehe so u help people clean up their kitchen after finish or not ???
    since XC offered his place, then let Ethan go lor. He may end up like Jamie Oliver if got interest..ehehhehehe

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      I tried to help clean up the best I could lah but his dish rack is like so sky high I needed a ladder just to place the plates there! >_<

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    good that Ethan likes to bake too….

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      Ethan loves baking. It’s just the Mommy is too lazy :D

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    Awww…this is so cute! I love it!

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      Hehe… we love it too :)

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    Is ur talent! the first time make it alrdy so nice…

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      You should check out Diamonds For Desserts’ turtle! Then you wont think ours is nice already.. haha..

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    super cute (>______<) nanti nak try dgn my lil brother.

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      Suzlin, seriously??? Leceh tau buat nih…

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    Cute…dun feel like makan the turtle..i meant the cookies.heheheh

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      :D Then let’s bake something ‘uglier’ that you’d eat! :P

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    cute lah!

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      Thank you :)

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    Yummy…..craving for it!

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      You are craving for a turtle??! >_<

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    Wah so cute n adorable art work , I believe Ethan enjoying it.. ^_^

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      He does.. it’s just the freezing dough part is too time consuming.

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    Ethan really has the patience! Very cute yeah but can see how tedious it is!

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      Yep. Something I doubt I’ll make again in a long.. long.. time! Haha..

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    Cool Ethan!!! Dia boleh bersabar buat cookies mcm tu ek…my sons tak de la nak buat mcm tu…hehhee…they more into car drifting…padahal x penah pun naik kereta drift tu…cuma tgk je…

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      Ethan pun minat cars jugak. I think all boys like that lah. Yang baking ni because he spends too much time with me :D

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        Bagus la macam tu…bila dia nak cookies..dia boleh buat ikut taste sendiri..

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    Can imagine the work! But too cute!!! My littlest one will scream TURTLE if he sees it, he loves turtles a lot. :)

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    I like the doggies one! :D

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      OK. You like doggies. Noted :P

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    I like the doggies better than the turtle. Though hard, but it can teach patience to ethan too right?

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      Ethan is only 5 ler. If ME yang so old here oso no patience, u think Ethan can? ^_^

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    I like the idea of making turtle ice box cookies….

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      Then you shud try making the lion icebox cookies. I think it’s simpler.. But I don’t think I dare try! haha..

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    wow, XiangCool is such a nice guy not mind being bugged by you one family of three monkeys!! hahahaha.. the end results looked good leh, and the doggie seems to look nicer..

    p/s: lesson for you – do not overestimate yourself and underestimate kids.. next time, filter accordingly to your capability before asking him to choose “whatever” he like.. hahaha~~ :p

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      I tot ‘how hard can baking cookies be lah?’ but now I know.. -.-

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    lol turtle..
    I like ninja turtle..

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    These 2 types of cookies also look very good. Nice try!

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    These are so cute! Nice work!

    What are the doggie cookie ears made of?

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      They are made of cereals :D

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    That is so so cute. Love the little green turtle cookies very much.

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    Too cute to eat =/ At least he enjoyed it =)

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