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Recycling to Create 3-D Cookies: Pangolins!

This post describes the recycling technique I developed to make a 3-D animal cookie which looks like it's standing on its own. You could also use this to make other 3-D cookies.

There are 2 posts about the pangolin cookies actually! The other post describes how to use hard candy for cookie decorating to make scales or just to add texture.

Off the top of my head, you could use both techniques (recycling a paper towel tube & hard candy scales) to make armadillos or alligators or crocodiles.

As mentioned above, the paper towel tube recycling technique could be used to make other 3-D animal shaped cookies or other 3-D cookies where a semi-circular shape is desired.

It's pretty easy! Give it a try! We are good at this!


This is what a pangolin looks like, FYI.

Fun Facts about Pangolins:

"Pangolins are the only mammal to be covered in scales.To protect themselves, they curl into balls like hedgehogs.Their name comes from the Malay word ‘pengguling’ meaning ‘something that rolls up’.

Photo: https://www.spirithoods.com/7blogs/animal-everything/meet-the-pangolin



What you need:

- Paper towel tube / toilet paper tube

(if making a smaller cookie)

- Foil

- Cooking spray

- Cookie dough

(a cookie dough, which is easy to shape. I used this one.)



1.) Wet your paper towel tube.

-- I don't think it would catch fire in the oven, but it's good to wet it anyways to try to prevent this.

2.) Wrap it in foil.

-- Foil stays in place on the paper towel tube without any other adhesive or anything.

3.) Spray the foil with cooking spray.

4.) Lay your cookie dough shape over the foil.

-- I tried to shape distinct legs and feet, but they kind of baked together. However, anyways, if you want your cookie to stand up on its own, you need a broad base -- it can't be very small feet. You can see the tail and the head there.

That's it! Give it a try! We are good at this!

This the cookie after baking. In the next photo, you can see it pops off because you put cooking spray on the foil. The other photos are some finished photos demonstrating that it is a 3-D cookie! :)

The cookie decorating part is detailed in the other pangolin post. :)

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