Totoro cookie cutters are almost impossible to find. There are some at warpzoneprints which I may have to get along with the super cute adipose Dr Who cutter.
However I wanted to make them today so I followed the tutorial at annathered to make my own. I used a slightly bigger wilton cutter the 4" as my starting circle. All you need is pipe cleaners, pliers and sharpies.
I also used a small oval cutter the wrong way round to make the impression for the belly. Straw and a pick for eyes and a star cutter to make triangles for nose and stomach.
The recipe I used was from warpzoneprintsadapted from cookiecraze this works really well for cookies with stamped details
1 cup butter, softened this is 2 sticks of land o lakes
1 1/2 cups super-fine sugar (or use granulated sugar blend for 30 seconds)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (don’t use fat free) I used oikos
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour(plain)
1/2 tsp baking soda(bicarbonate of soda)
1/2 tsp salt
Cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg, vanilla, and Greek yogurt.
Blend in dry ingredients.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Roll dough on floured surface to about 1/2" thick
Cut into shapes.
Place cookies on un-greased cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper
This recipe yields made 25 medium cookies.
Bake approximately 16-20 minutes, depending on cookie size. Mine took 16 min
I also made some cutezcute animal cookies and Clover ones for St Patricks day and a couple of others using playdoh cutters I raided from kids stash.
I want to figure out a chocolate version of this recipe and cut out the belly and use plain dough I will see if I can find one.