Demiguise Cookies

The demiguise itself appears—a silvery-haired orangutan-like creature, with a curious, wizened face—clambering over a display to reach a box of sweets.” (WtFT Scene 90)

Demiguise Cookies

Demiguise Cookies

John L. Wilda
If you're not careful, these cute little sweets might just disappear on you...
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Passive Time 10 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 48 demiguises

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • cup butter softened
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • candy pieces blue

Royal Icing (optional)

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar

Instructions
 

Cookies

  • Combine butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer and cream* until fluffy and nearly white in color.
  • Add egg and combine slowly until uniform.
  • Add flour in three parts, mixing in each addition just until combined.
  • Remove dough from mixer and chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly flour work surface and roll chilled dough to ½-inch thick.
  • Cut out Demiguise shape using template provided here.
    Demiguise Template
  • Transfer each cookie to parchment-lined sheet pan. Press blue candies into cookies for eyes.
  • Chill cookies for 10 minutes.
  • Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and firm to touch.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Frost with prepared royal icing to mimic Demiguise fur, as desired. Allow to dry.

Royal Icing (optional)

  • Combine all ingredients in bowl of stand mixer. Beat until uniform and smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container covered with a damp paper towel.

Notes

  • While the inspiration for these cookies includes Demiguise fur, it may be too sweet for some individuals. This is why it is listed as optional in the recipe.
  • *cream – to beat fat (ex. butter) and sugar together until light and fluffy

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