Friday 25 July 2014

Totoro Butter Cookie

Do you still remember the Rilakkuma butter cookies recipe I shared earlier? You can click HERE to check out that post if you missed it. The Totoro cookies in this post were made using the same recipe. The basic recipe is the same, but I've updated the recipe here with steps on how to cut out the Totoro cookies.

These were all the cookies that I could used for photo taking, lol. I actually baked much more in my first tray, but LT was fussing that day, I totally forgot about the cookies after attending to him. By the time I remembered, the cookies were burnt. -_- I''m so absent-minded these days, hiaz.

You can see my first tray of cookies in the recipe pictures below, that was the tray that got burnt. :(

You do not need a cutter to cut out these cookies and you can easily modify this method to create whatever cookies design you like.


237g plain flour/cake flour
3g cocoa powder
100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
100g fine castor sugar
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
Wilton blue colouring gel

  1. Cream butter and sugar till it turns pale and fluffy, adding in the sugar in 3 additions.
  2. IMG_9079
  3. Add in egg yolk and mix well. Weigh and divide the mixture into 3 portions of 150g, 80g and 10g.
  4. IMG_9080IMG_9082
  5. Divide plain flour in portions of 150g, 80g and 7g.
  6. IMG_9083
  7. Sift in 150g of plain flour to 150g of the mixture in step 2, mix well till a dough is formed. Add in some Wilton blue colouring gel using a toothpick. This will be the blue coloured dough. Sift in 80g of plain flour to 80g of the mixture in step 2, mix well till a dough is formed. Sift in 7g of plain flour and 3g of cocoa powder to 10g of the mixture in step 2. Mix well till a dough is formed, this will be the chocolate coloured dough. Wrap the dough using cling wrap and refrigerate for half and hour.
  8. IMG_9087
  9. Sketch/trace out Totoro on baking paper and cut it out, this will be your template to cut out the cookies. Remove dough from fridge, roll out the blue dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Keep rolling till the dough becomes softer. Place cut out template on blue dough, use a knife to cut out the dough.
  10. IMG_9085IMG_9088IMG_9091
  11. Roll out the plain coloured dough and cut out oval for the tummy. If you do not have a cutter, you can use knife to cut out the dough.
  12. IMG_9092IMG_9094
  13. Using your hands, mould eyes and nose using the plain and chocolate coloured dough.
  14. IMG_9103
  15. Using your hands, mould out the inverted V on Totoro's tummy from blue coloured dough. Line tray with baking paper and bake at 170 degrees celcius for around 15 minutes.
  16. IMG_9106
  17. After the cookies have cooled down, you can add in the details using black food marker or chocolate pen.
  18. IMG_9122
Where to get same or similar items in today's post:


  1. Oh wow! You had lot's of work with them. Awesome cookies! Thanks for sharing! <3 Have a nice weekend Ming!

  2. 亲爱的,这真的不简单!少一份耐心都不成啊!饼干好可爱!

  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  4. Hi Ming !

    Absolutely adore your work n had been following your blog for a while ! does this cookie expand a lot while baking in the oven ? I'm thinking to shape them then bake them, but don't want the features to go out of shape ..:D appreciate your kind advise :)

    1. Tk u, no, not much expansion for this recipe.


Thank you for commenting. :) Kindly leave a nick or name if you are commenting as anonymous. Thank you! :)