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Sesame Cookies for Halloween Tombstones and Castles

Sesame Cookies for Halloween Tombstones and Castles

These cookies are made with sesame cookie dough that looks just like stone. You can also just make the tombstones on their own to give as gifts!

Ingredients: 1 Castle, 3 Tombstones, 1 Gate, 4 Columns

Butter
50 g
Flour
150 g
Powdered Sugar
40 g
Ground black sesame seeds
4 tablespoons (30 g)
Egg Yolk
1 egg
Heavy Cream
1 tablespoon
Vanilla Extract
a small amount
Chocolate (for writing)
10 g
Meiji White Chocolate (For the castle)
1/2 bar (20 g)

Steps

1. Combine ingredients from the butter to the ground sesame, and mix together in a food processor until smooth.
2. Add cream, egg yolk and vanilla extract.
3. Keep stirring while pulsing until the dough lumps like the photo.
4. Roll into a ball and flatten the dough wrapped in plastic wrap and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.
5. [Tomb] Roll out the wrapped dough to about 7~8 mm and cut out the shape of a tomb with a knife. Mark the inside of the tomb with the knife as well.
6. Press the flat end of the knife into the inside to make a dip.
7. It should look like this, so there's an outline around the edge of the tombstone that's slightly higher than the middle. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay the cookies.
8. Here's a cool way to alter the design. The eyes and nose were shaped using the tip and end of a bamboo skewer or toothpick.
9. Next cut out this shape...
10. Just like before, make an shallow indentation, and poke four holes to the cross.
11. [Castle] Here's our castle image. Flatten the dough to 4 mm thick on top of an oven sheet.
12. For the window frames, roof and arch, add dough to create a 3D effect. Create the impression of stone with your knife. The pointed end is so we can place it into a cake later.
13. Create tiles on the triangular roof.
14. [Gate] Flatten the dough to 5 mm thick, and cut it to this shape.
15. Add another layer of dough on top of the arch. Stick it securely.
16. Create the stone texture using your knife again. Adding some cracks will make it look like a ruin.
17. Columns: Make 4 square shaped cookies for the corners of Recipe ID: 945001. Each one is 7 cm tall and 3 cm wide, and 5 mm thick.
18. Add dough on top, and create a stone texture.
19. It will be used like this.
20. Here are all the parts laid out on the oven sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 150°C (300°F).
21. Done. The color is a little weak, but it will change after cooling.
22. Make an icing tube with your oven paper, put in melted chocolate, then write on the arch and tombstones.
23. Because the castle is so big, it will crack easily. To prevent cracking, spread melted white chocolate on the back.
24. All that's left is to decorate your castle to your heart's content.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to prepare a Halloween cake that would really impress and excite everyone, so I thought of this cookie recipe to make decorations.