Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Cookies

November 25, 2014

Nerdy Nummies hosted by Rosanna Pansino is a YouTube series dedicated to making pop culture treats from everyday ingredients.  Confections like a chocolate and vanilla chess cake, Hello Kitty caramel apples, Minecraft rice krispie treats and a patriotic Captain America cake are just a few tutorials she offers.  Most recipes are easy, accessible, and absoloutely creative.  Pansino has definitely found her niche in the food world and with a over a billion fans, you know she is doing something right.

Cut to the Guardians of the Galaxy Groot cookies - another easy tutorial that intersects superheros and baking.  These sugar cookies are made from a store bought mix but you can certainly use your favorite recipe for homemade sugar cookies.  Groot, a tree-like creature, is shaped using a classic gingerbread man cookie cutter.  He is decorated with brown icing to give the appearance of bark and mini chocolate chips form his eyes.  The cookies are "planted" in a small flower pot with brownies and Oreo cookie crumbs.  If you are a fan of the comic book series, the movie, or both, you are going to love this fun recipe.

What you will need:

1 egg
1 stick of butter
sugar cookie mix
brown cookie icing
pre-made brownies (from scratch, a boxed mix, or store bought)
Oreo cookie crumbs
mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

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