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Boys’ Cars Party (cont.): Traffic Lights & Cars Cookies

| February 7, 2012 | 34 Comments

Yes yes.. I know that you know already.. that we are having a CARS PARTY this week! And that that is all I have been talking about for days now. I made 2.5kg of play dough at the weekend to go in the goodie bags. I tested our Balloon Car Racing and now I made some traffic light cookies on a stick! What I love about these traffic light cookies, is that you need no “specialist” equipment – e.g. I made cars too, but you do need a car cookie cutter. Just a knife for the traffic lights! The kids will get to decorate theirs at the party – with lots of black and red icing, smarties and sprinkles. But I also made a set up for our “family get together” at the weekend. There will be extra children there, but no time to get sprinkling:

traffic light cookies

Recipe: my favourite 300g (plain flour), 200g (butter), 100g sugar) recipe! I added a yolk of an egg this time, just to really bind the dough. But it isn’t strictly necessary!

  • Coffee stirrers
  • Chocolate & Smarties
  • Red Food Colouring, Icing & Chocolate Buttons

Preheat the oven to 180C

1) Mix all your ingredients. If a little dry add a yolk or an a drop of water. Normally I don’t need to, but today for some reason I did! Knead well.

2) Roll out dough about 5mm.  Cut out rectangles. I did mine roughly, I think they are about 6 cm x 3 cm?

3) Carefully insert your coffee stirrers – as central as possible. If you find they poke out a little just cover them up with dough.

traffic light cookies

4) Cut out your cars with the cookie cutters and bake all for about 10-20min until golden. Do keep checking on them.

5) Let them cool slightly and then transfer to rack (a piping hot cookie is more likely to crumble).

cars party traffic lights

6) Once fully cooled, heat some chocolate, spread on the traffic light and add your red, yellow and green smarties! (I was quite surprised at how FEW red smarties there are… and had to open several packs). At the party I think we will use black icing, because the chocolate cools quite quickly and I think is also a little messier…

cars party cookies

cars party cookies

7) With the remaining hot chocolate I “glued on” chocolate buttons to the car and then added red icing with a (clean) paint brush. I am sure you could glue the buttons on with icing, if you are not doing the traffic lights!

cars party cookies

cars party cookies

Sooo what do you think? Do you think the kids at the Cars Party will like these?!?

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  1. Tracy dixon says:

    Wow! They are fab, your little one is going to be so excited!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    THANK YOU!! I do hope so!! Though confess, that I did just enjoy making them… so either way we win! I am looking forward to seeing how the kids decorate theirs!

  3. Isil says:

    I love them all!The kids will have great fun!x

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Isil, I think I (!) will have a lot of fun!

  5. Clara says:

    Toot Toot! This all looks so fantastic. I would like to do this at MY parties too!

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    What is stopping you!! Never too old… never too old…

  7. Well I love them! Great alternative to birthday cake!

  8. Red Ted Art says:

    Ahem… there will be cake too!!!

  9. Aly says:

    Absolutely fab!!!! Love, love, love!!

  10. Red Ted Art says:

    THANK YOU ALY!! I particulalry like the traffic lights as you don\’t need a special cutter!!!

  11. Liz Burton says:

    You must host the coolest parties in the world! Ever.

  12. Oh wow, thay look really great….love the cars especially but I bet the traffic light ones taste great with the chocolate on. :)

  13. Red Ted Art says:

    @Liz ha! I think this is a one off!!!
    @Cherished By Me – THANK YOU :-) and yes, shortbread and chocolate… that will definitely be tasty!

  14. Joanne McGowan says:

    Love them and will be pinning! Have a great party!

  15. jet says:

    aaaaw this is fun, i like those cookies. awesome;-D

  16. These are fantastic, my 4yo boy would be in his ultimate heaven atbyour party. He is cars mad and rarely seen without one in his hand. Great cookie inspiration!

  17. Red Ted Art says:

    Laura – they were sooo easy and sooo satisfying to do too!

  18. Ima says:

    Those trafficlights are adorable!
    Thank you for linking up.

  19. Love love love those!!! and the party looks like it was amazing!

  20. Maggy!!!
    I love the whole party stuff and can\’t get enought of it, so please keep o posting!

  21. Sarah says:

    These are awesome!!! Thank you so much for linking up to Whatcha Making Wednesdays! :-) Have a great week!

  22. KVDL says:

    These look great! Did you use plain flour or self-raising flour for the biscuits?

  23. Amber says:

    what is your recipe for the red icing?

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Very simply: Get Icing Sugar (the powdered sugar you get) and add a few drops of red food colouring and maybe a little water if necessary and mix to a red spreadable paste!

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