Me and my husband are huge Rick and Morty fans so when I came across a Tiny Rick cookie cutter on etsy, it had to be mine! This time, I made them with Bottle Logic’s Recursion IPA. I know Bottle Logic is huge fans of the show too, so it just felt right. So wubba lubba dub dub, it’s time to get schwifty!
4 cups of sifted AP Flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup or 2 sticks of unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (or beer!)
1 lb. of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
2/3 cups of beer
1 tablespoon of lime juice
Gel food coloring
1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together into a bowl.
2. Beat butter and sugar together on medium speed in an electric stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix until pale and fluffy, for 3 minutes or so. Add in the vanilla (or beer) and eggs and mix until incorporated. Add flour mixture in slowly until incorporated.
3. Put cookie dough in plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge about 1 hour or until firm. I wrapped it into three disks and only used two of them and froze the third. This yields a good amount of cookies.
4. Roll-out the dough in between two sheets of plastic wrap until about 1/4 inch thick. Using the plastic wrap will help keep the cookies from getting too dry from adding extra flour during the roll-out process.
5. Cut out the shapes and place on cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats. Put in the freezer for 15 minutes so the cookies will keep the shape while baking.
6. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Cook for 15-18 minutes until the edges are brown. Let cookies cool before icing.
7. Whisk icing ingredients together, make sure that the icing is very thick so it will keep the piping shapes you want. Make sure to add more powdered sugar if necessary. I made three colors of frosting: one black for the eyes and pants, and one light blue for the hair, eyebrows and shirt and white for the lab coat. They will get completely dry overnight and will be pretty hard so they can be put in an airtight container to travel if needed. If it gets too hot the frosting will get melty again.
These turned out great. I got the bitterness and beer flavor, but it wasn’t overpowering. The cookie wasn’t really sweet, it just had a nice crunch to it. The frosting was an interesting balance of sweet, tangy and hoppy. I am a bit of a perfectionist so I wish my frosting was a bit neater but everyone loved them so much I didn’t feel that bad. I got my cookie cutter from this store – but it looks like it’s gone now!