The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

I have teamed up with Roadshow to celebrate the release of The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature which is now in cinemas Australia wide. 

Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park (watch the trailer here!). To join in on the fun, I dreamt up the gang: Surly, Mr. Feng, Precious and Andie, in these adorable and fun cookies for you to try at home. 

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Ingredients

  •  Your favourite sugar cookie recipe
  •  Fondant
  •  Gel food colouring
  •  Royal icing
  •  Edible Markers

Directions
1. Follow instructions to make your favourite cookie dough.
2. Print out templates of the 4 characters (Surly, Mr.Feng, Precious and Andie), and cut them out.
3. Roll out cookie dough, then lay templates on top of the dough. Use a small knife to carefully cut out the characters, then chill in freezer for 15 minutes before baking.
4. Bake cookies, then cool completely before decorating.
5. Dye fondant and royal icing to desired colours. You can also replace the fondant with royal icing if preferred.

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Surly
1.
Cover cookie with purple fondant, using a brush with some water to stick onto cookies.
2. Using the template, cut out white fondant for the belly and face.
3. Add on white eye base, and make a little acorn out of brown fondant. For the hatch details of the acorn, score in lines with a small sharp knife.
4. Add on purple fondant arms around the acorn, and add final details with black royal icing and purple edible marker. 

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Mr. Feng
1.
Cover cookie with white fondant, using a brush with some water to stick onto cookies.
2. Use pink royal icing to add on details for the ears, nose, and paws. 
3. Pipe on facial and body details with light grey icing. Leave to set. 
4.
Add final eye details with royal icing, then lightly trace over the dried grey icing with a black edible marker. 

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Precious
1.
Cover cookie with tan coloured fondant, using a brush with some water to stick onto cookies.
2. Cut out ears, eyes and nose segments from dark brown fondant, and attach onto the cookies.
3. Cut two small red strips for the collar, and pipe on the eyes, nose and mouth with royal icing. Leave to set.
4. Using brown edible marker, draw in the paws, legs, collar and wrinkle details. Attach a small piece of red fondant for the tongue.

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Andie
1.
Cover cookie with orange fondant, using a brush with some water to stick onto cookies.
2. Using the template, cut out white fondant for the belly and face.
3. Cut out arms with the orange fondant, and attach onto cookie to appear as though they are crossing over one another. 
4. Add one final details with black royal icing and orange edible marker.

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Go nuts and let me know which character is your favourite!