A few nice cool kitchen images I found:
Here’s the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated:
Soft and Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies
Measure the molasses in a liquid measuring cup. If you find that the dough sticks to your palms as you shape the balls, moisten your hands occasionally in a bowl filled with cold water and shake off the excess. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time. If baked two sheets at a time, the cookies started on the bottom rack won’t develop the attractive cracks. The cookies should look slightly raw and underbaked when removed from the oven. If you plan to glaze the cookies (see recipe below), save the parchment paper used to bake them.
INGREDIENTS (Makes about 22 cookies):
1/3 cup granulated sugar (about 2 ½ ounces), plus ½ cup for dipping
2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (11 ¼ ounces)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon table salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks), softened but still cool
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar (about 2 ½ ounces)
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup molasses (about 6 ounces), light or dark
1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place ½ cup sugar for dipping in 8- or 9-inch cake pan.
2. Whisk flour, baking soda, spices, and salt in medium bowl until thoroughly combined; set aside.
3. In standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter with brown and granulated sugars at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium-low and add yolk and vanilla; increase speed to medium and beat until incorporated, about 20 seconds. Reduce speed to medium-low and add molasses; beat until fully incorporated, about 20 seconds, scraping bottom and sides of bowl once with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to lowest setting; add flour mixture and beat until just incorporated, about 30 seconds, scraping bowl down once. Give dough final stir with rubber spatula to ensure that no pockets of flour remain at bottom. Dough will be soft.
4. Using tablespoon measure, scoop heaping tablespoon of dough and roll between palms into 1 ½-inch ball; drop ball into cake pan with sugar and repeat to form about 4 balls. Toss balls in sugar to coat and set on prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 1 sheet at a time until cookies are browned, still puffy, and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft (cookies will look raw between cracks and seem underdone), about 11 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking. Do not overbake.
5. Cool cookies on baking sheet 5 minutes, then use wide metal spatula to transfer cookies to wire rack; cool cookies to room temperature and serve. (Can be stored at room temperature in airtight container or zipper-lock plastic bag up to 5 days.)
Nendoroid set #05 will be out!!!
Image by – Annetta –
I think I’ll buy 2 of each one… Or 1 kitchen and 2 rooms, depending on what kitchen does include.
Set 1 was the school – have it, love it.
Set 2 was the traditional Japanese room – don’t have it, was cool but not my style.
Set 3 was the school + instruments, – have it – love it 😀
BUT Set 4 was the horrible western style (where western means = totally trash) room. After that set, I thought they shouldn’t make anything and they didn’t for some time…
But set 5! I already love it for so many levels! It has a kitchen. I needed another kitchen for my pukis (I only have one), and I love how nendoroid furniture is detailed but still has that "cartoon" style which I love.
My pukis (Gugu and Jayou) have a bar. It’s not supposed to be cute and girly like I think this one will be, but I love the tables (I already have some tables and chairs, I can set them all up in a nice way).
Oh and I think the walls in this set don’t have the holes they had in the school sets (there were holes to hold chalkboards and such). The windows will be so pretty to use for Nutella’s room too!!
I really hope hlj will open the preorders soon. No news on the Good smile site yet, so maybe not too soon.