Ann Reardon

Psy Gangnam Style Cookies

Gangnam Style Cookies
The Gangnam Style song by Psy has taken the world by storm. I had a request for gangnam style cookies so here they are.

Gangnam Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 cup or 218g (7.69 ounces) sugar
230g (8.11 ounces) or 1 cup plus 2 tsp butter
1 egg
1 Tbsp vanilla essence or almond essence or lemon juice (optional)
3 cups or 480g (16.93 ounces) plain flour

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (356ºF). Cream the butter and the sugar using electric mixers until smooth. Add the egg and flavour and mix well. Mix in the flour until forms a soft dough. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to make the dough easier to handle (not essential if you are short on time you can skip this).

Roll out using a rolling pin generously sprinkled with flour.

Place your template on the dough and cut around it using a sharp knife.

Remove the excess dough and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Royal Icing Recipe
3 egg whites or 108g (3.81 ounces) (you can use pasturized egg whites or buy powdered egg whites and add water as per direction on packet)
450g (15.87 ounces) or 3 1/2 cups plus 1 Tbsp icing (powdered) sugar

(This will make heaps more icing than you need you could divide it by a third if you like but I like to have extra particularly when it comes to mixing colours.)
Stir together the ingredients and then whisk with an electric mixer until stiff and holds its shape. This may take about 5 minutes, the time will vary depending on the strength of your mixer.

Place the icing into seperate bowls to colour. To make the black I added melted dark chocolate melts and black food colouring. To make this skin colour add a small amount at a time of red, cocoa powder and a tiny bit of green.

Cookie Template
gangnam style cookie template

Outline you cookies then water down remaining icing so that it is just thin enough to spread out with a toothpick – try putting some on a plate and testing. Only add the water little by little so that you do not make it too watery. Flood fill the areas with colour.
Using a toothpick add the other details and then leave to dry.
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13 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    Can you do more KPOP cookies? I’m a really big fan of BTS… can you consider making cookies that look like them?

  2. Where can you get gelatine

    • Hi Simin, Gelatine is usually readily available in supermarkets and grocery stores. You should find it in the baking section in most cases.

  3. My 3 year old son and I love watching your videos. This is his favorite tutorial of yours. We made Halloween cookies tonight and I snuck a Psy cookie in without him noticing then decorated it after he went to bed. He is going to be so excited tomorrow when he sees it.

    This was the first time I have worked with Royal icing and the outline/flood technique. So much fun!

    Thanks for all your great videos 🙂

  4. Awww…. These are so adorable, I’d love to see you make more Kpop cookies- like Matokis!

  5. Hi Ann my sugar cookies turned out sticky what do I do

    • Hi angel, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for a while before rolling.

  6. Hi. I was was wondering how do you store the excess royal icing and is plain flour the same as all purpose flour?

    • Hi Shira yes plain flour = all purpose. Excess royal icing can be stored in ziplock bags in the fridge for a few days, I have never tried freezing it.

  7. For the outline. You just used the black egg white mixer? It is not a Chocolate outline?

    • Hi megan I used black royal icing but couldn’t get it black enough so added some melted dark chocolate to it.

  8. Amaging job!

  9. haha so cute! op op oppa gangnam style

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