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After seeing the success of Dominique Ansel’s cookie shots, I became intrigued by the idea of making shaped cookies. And not just shaped sugar cookies, like 3D cookies. I have several baking pans that are silicon which can handle heat up to around 425° or so. And since my cookies bake at 350°, it’s not a problem baking with it. So then I realized I have these silicon ice trays that make perfectly square ice cubes, which made me wonder if I could make perfectly square cookies.
Yes, yes you can.
I ran a test with some dough I already had made and came out with one perfect, square cookie. It was amazing. And I was hooked. Of course I ended up making a few mistakes, but I’m going to give you directions so that you don’t make the same ones.
2 cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cup flour
1 egg yolk
2 chopped Just for You Seattle Chocolates Bars
To get started, chop up the two Just for You Seattle Chocolates Bars and set aside.
Soften butter so that it will cream easily. Add butter and sugars to mixer and cream until fluffy. Add egg and yolk. Mix until incorporated.
Add flour, salt and soda.
Add the chopped Seattle bars to the mix.
I have two of these ice cube trays. When I did my test run, I only baked one cookie. It baked perfect and came out of the tray with no issues. When I did the run for this post, I put dough in all the squares. DO NOT DO THIS. This was a bad idea. It took much longer for everything to bake and it was difficult to get them out.
Going forward, I recommend only putting dough in every other square. This will give the cookies adequate space to get properly baked all the way through without any problems.
Bake for 20 minutes, which seems like a very long time, as I usually only bake these cookies for 10 minutes when they’re normal cookies.
When they come out, carefully turn the tray over and let them cool upside down. This is going to make the cooling process longer because it’s trapped the heat inside, but it ensures that you have a perfectly flat top to the cookies, making them square.
Once cooled, gently pull them out of the mold.
These cookies are super adorable, perfectly stackable and deliciously snackable, regardless of your age.