Cookies Recipes

Panda cookies

By on 22.08.12

These are the panda cookies I made with my cousin when we were making panda bread. It was very fun, and challenging, to make these. They are super cute and tasty. Read on for more on how to make them and pictures.

I’m in Bangkok, Thailand right now and eating a lot of good food 🙂 These cookies I made a while ago together with the panda bread. I didn’t have time to post them yet, as the internet was not very fast in the previous place. Will post about Thailand when I am back in Holland.

You start by making logs, these logs will be put together to make the head and body. It’s most practical to make the head and body separate from each other and put together later. I didn’t make photo’s of each step, but you can find more pictures of the process here.

Upside down panda waiting to go in the freezer.

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Panda cookies
Recipe type: cookies
found this recipe here:
  • 120 gram butter
  • 50 gram sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 90 gram cake flour
  • 80 gram cake flour + 10 gram cocoa
  1. Beat the butter and sugar with electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Add the egg yolk and mix.
  3. Divide mixture in two and place in separate bowls.
  4. Add 90 gram cake flour to one bowl and 80 gram cake flour + 10 gram cocoa to the other bowl. Mix in.
  5. Assemble the panda. If the dough is too soft place in fridge to cool.
  6. After your panda is done, wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for an hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 175℃.
  8. Cut the cookies with a very sharp knife in thin slices.
  9. Place on baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Let the cookies cool down completely. If you want to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack, be careful. They are very brittle.


      • Gail

        Have fun! Please share your results on Hungry at midnight Facebook 🙂 I’d love to see them

  • Dit ziet er echt geweldig uit! Heel origineel en tof 🙂

  • Mel

    Oh, this is so cute! Children would loves this alot. Thanks for the tutorial pictures….Wish I can make this like yours so beautiful.

    • Gail

      Yes, but you cannot substitute it directly for the same effect. You can make cake flour of all purpose flour by measuring 1 cup of all purpose flour, removing 2 tablespoons of flour and adding 2 tablespoons of cornflour. You need to sift it about 5 times to incorporate it really well.
      Maybe it is possible to just use all purpose flour but I cannot guarantee you anything. I haven’t tried!
      Hope this helps 🙂

  • Sooooo cute! I am going to try this! I really liked how you showed each step. Great job!

  • Emmy

    I tried these…when I cut off slices, the limbs keep falling off. Any advice on how to keep them on when cutting/making them?

    • Gail

      You could try pressing it harder together or use some water/egg white as a glue. Not too much, as it will be gliding of instead.

  • someone’s stealing your images here

  • Emmy

    What’s the texture supposed to be like? Should they be softish when you bite into them? If so, mine came out pretty crunchy. about how wide should the slices be cut?

    Also, mine came out pretty mean, as if they want to kill you. Any advice when building the head?

    • Gail Ho

      No they shouldn’t be soft (or bendy).. They are not hard either but if they are soft they are underbaked.

      Try to not deform the eyes while building the head is my suggestion!

  • Winnie Ooi

    Can i know what is the length of the cookie?

    • Gail Ho

      The length of the roll you mean? I made it about 30cm but if you make it shorter you get bigger cookies, or if longer you end up with smaller cookies.

  • These panda cookies are just too cute! I’ll have to give them a try – they put my amateur reindeer cookies to shame! I also loved the bears and the turtles from your Instagram account. In fact, I love your whole blog! If you ever need a dessert/pastry/bakery trying partner in Paris please let me know, I’m on the lookout for quirky must-try places and I’d love to hear your expert opinion from within the industry at the same time!

    • Gail Ho

      Thanks so much! Hahah I’m trying to eat (a little bit) less sweets! Lol. But if I’m going on a pastry/boulangerie trip again i’ll try to let you know! 😀

Gail Ho
Mahé, Seychelles

Hello! My name is Gail, I'm a pastry chef currently working in Seychelles. I've studied industrial design engineering and the french art of pâtisserie in Paris. I've been working in Amsterdam, Paris, Biarritz and now in Seychelles.