Baker’s Guide to Pug Cookies – Gingerbread Pugs

06
Mar
2016
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Here at lucky pug we have another passion as well as the love of pugs & tattoos, we love to bake! I am always making cakes and biscuits for friends and family and I find it a great way to relax. In this post, we are sharing our step by step guide to gingerbread pugs.

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A few months back, I received a package in the post from my friend. There was a note saying that she bought it for herself but doesn’t bake so it was just going to waste. It was an awesome pug shaped cookie cutter all the way from a store in the US. Being in the UK, I hadn’t seen one like it before, I was so excited to use it.

{UPDATE} – Thanks to Erica, you can get these pug cookie cutters online from this website.

Pug Cookie Ingridients

When I make cookies I really love to do gingerbread, it’s so yummy and really simple.
All you need is:

  • *350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • *1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • *2 tsp ground ginger
  • *1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • *125g/4½oz butter
  • *175g/6oz light soft brown sugar
  • *1 free-range egg
  • *4 tbsp golden syrup

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Preparation method

  • *Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into a bowl, then add the butter and sugar and mix until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  • *Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, add to the rest of the mix in the bowl and pulse until the mixture clumps together.
  • *Tip the dough out, knead briefly until smooth, wrap in clingfim and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • *Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  • *Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm/¼inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.
  • *Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown.
  • *Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • *When cooled decorate with the writing icing and cake decorations.

Following the steps above and also trying not to trip over my two greedy pugs while they sat beneath me just in case I dropped anything, I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. After allowing them to cool I decided to decorate them using icing pens, which you can pick up from most supermarkets.

I did a little curl for their tail, coloured their ears, eyes & mask and added a coloured coller. Very simple decoration but it really made them look like little pugs.

I also love how they came out baked in all different shapes and sizes, exactly like the real thing.

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After making these pug biscuits I really wanted to make some more, so I went online and searched for different pug cutters. I found and ordered a really cool one of a pug’s face, which was from ebay and all the way from China. It arrived in a few weeks and I wasn’t dissapointed, it’s awesome!

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So today using the same recipe as above, I made some more biscuits using my new cutter, which you can see below.

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I’m on a mission now to find more cutters with different pug designs!!



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