I guess you could say Harry and I are friends. I mean, I’ve read every book at least 3 times. And I listen to the audiobooks to help me sleep or on long car rides. Harry Potter is synonymous with my childhood. So naturally, I wanted to do something to celebrate his birthday.
Well I’ve seen lots of cute Harry Potter cupcakes, and I’ve seen snitch themed things from candies to cake pops. I wanted to do something I hadn’t seen before.
One of my favorite silly treats in the book was Weasly’s Wizard Wheeze’s canary creams. When you eat one, you temporarily turn into a canary. How great is that? A fun, delicious treat, and a harmless prank.
Well, Ron and George wouldn’t let me share the incantation they use to make the cookies turn you into a canary because it’s a trade secret. But, you can make the cookies, and then try to figure it out yourself.
When I bake I usually use measuring cups, but I used my kitchen scale for this recipe, and I found it to be much easier! I’m definitely going to have to use it more often. I’ve only been using it for beauty recipes, but man, it’s great for baking! No worrying about leveling off your measuring cup perfectly- just pouring slowly onto the scale until you get the right amount. I highly recommend it for this recipe.
Here is what the dough should look like when it is ready to be rolled out! You just need to bring it together in a ball with your hands and then roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper.
How cute are these canaries? This is the cookie cutter I used.
Mmm- look at that frosting! So so so thick.
And next is the easiest and most fun step- decorating! To make the cream cookie sandwiches just spread a thick layer of frosting and stack another cookie on top!
They’re pretty darn cute as is.. but as always with me I had to keep going and do more cookie decorating. Frosting is just so much fun to work with. And sprinkles. And there was a lot of frosting left over so really- it would have been wasteful not to do more decorating.
Ok.. so here is what you’ve been waiting for. I got the recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring
To make the decorations on my cookies, I just put some yellow and red frosting into ziplock bags and cut a tiny tiny piece off the corner of the bag. I then piped the designs onto the cookies. Aren’t they adorable?
The ziplock makeshift pastry bags are super easy to use.
Happy birthday Harry!