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Jinkies! It’s time for a SCOOB! movie night — complete with Scooby-worthy snacks, of course!
Now that SCOOB! is available to bring home on 4K UHD and Blu-ray, we’re super excited to tag along with Mystery, Inc. and help them to solve their next mystery. My pup Anzu is even ready with his own Scooby-Doo dog collar!
To help us prepare for our movie night, Warner Bros. Entertainment sent us a SCOOB! movie night package, full of adorable SCOOB! accessories!
And if you know me, you know I had to make a themed snack for our movie night… and this time, I made Mystery Machine cookies!
How to Decorate Mystery Machine Cookies Inspired by SCOOB!
While this cookie might look a little complex, I’ve got a couple tips that will make this fun dessert a lot easier! Follow my decorating guide below and wow your family with this SCOOB! treat during your movie night!
What You Need:
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For the Cookies
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup), room temperature
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 cups flour
- Printed Mystery Machine Illustration to Use as a Stencil (I used this one from Google!)
For the Royal Icing and Decorating
- 3 tablespoons of meringue powder
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/2 c. warm water (total) — 1/4 c. for the icing base and the remainder to reach desired consistency
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Food safe marker
- Food coloring — lime green, light blue, orange, yellow, black
- Icing bags
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg together in a large bowl, then slowly add the flour.
Form a log with the dough and wrap it in parchment paper to chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness.
Print out The Mystery Machine illustration and cut it out leaving extra space along the edge, then use a paring knife to cut out cookies in that shape.
Bake your cookies on a baking sheet for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for several minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.
For the royal icing, beat the meringue powder, powdered sugar, vanilla and 1/4 c. warm water in a bowl.
Split the icing into separate bowls to create various colors of icing (listed below) and add additional teaspoons of water to reach flooding consistency for your icing. Add each color to an icing bag and set aside until you need it. When it comes time to use an icing bag, cut a *small* piece off of the tip to ensure that you have only a small, controllable amount of icing coming out at a time.
For icing colors, you’ll need:
- A small amount of white/plain icing reserved for the window, headlight, top racks, and bumpers
- Black icing to outline everything and for the tires
- Gray icing to fill in the areas behind the tires
- Light blue icing for the body of the van
- Lime green icing for the body of the van
- Orange icing for the flowers on the van
Next, use the food safe marker to draw an outline of the van and the van’s features on the cookie. To make this easier, I cut smaller pieces off from the illustration and outlined them with my marker.
After your van is drawn on the cookie, use black icing to outline everything, forming edges for you to add colored icing within. Let the icing set and dry before moving on to the next color (this will help your icing colors not to bleed).
Note — I tried to add the lettering next, but ended up scraping it off and adding it as the final step!
Once your black icing edges are set, flood the relevant areas with lime green, light blue, orange, yellow, and white icing.
Tip: when flooding an area with icing, fill in the section with icing and then use a toothpick to quickly smooth the icing into the small corners or to smooth the surface.
Let the icing dry entirely — try not to rush this step!
Once your icing has set and dried, it’s time to ice The Mystery Machine lettering on top of the top green area.
Tip: It’s always best to practice your lettering on a piece of paper or parchment paper first! Once working with your cookie, you can always scrape the icing off the area, and even carefully wipe it clean with a paper towel if you need to start over or correct a letter.
As a finishing touch, feel free to re-outline the black edges to help the design pop.
Now that’s a Scooby snack!
Grab some popcorn, your Blu-ray, and hit play — it’s time to watch SCOOB!
SCOOB! Is Now Available On 4K UHD and Blu-ray
The new animated film is now available to bring home on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD, and is also available for digital download!
Go back to the beginning and learn the never-before-told story of Scooby’s origins. It shows how one of history’s most famous friendships began when an adorable, homeless puppy met a lonesome young boy named Shaggy, and how the two of them joined forces with aspiring young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to become the celebrated Mystery Inc.
Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face the biggest and most challenging mystery of their careers: a plot that will unleash the legendary ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this “dogpocalypse,” they discover that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
4K UHD, BLU-RAY AND DVD EXTRAS
SCOOB! 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:
- Deleted Scenes
- How To Draw Scooby Doo
- New Friends, Newer Villains
“SCOOB!” DVD contains the following special feature:
- How To Draw Scooby Doo