Hobbit Cookies

by Marie

Any fan of The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings will adore these Hobbit Cookies which are based on the famous round Hobbit home door that belongs to Bilbo, and later, Frodo Baggins.

Fans of the fantasy novels and movies The Hobbit and also The Lord of the Rings, will love a gift of these fun Hobbit Cookies which are based on Tolkien's own description of Bilbo Baggin's charming round door.

Perhaps you love the idea of having your own round front door! These cookies are easy to make using a selection of Circle Cookie Cutters which you can get at Amazon and some ready to roll fondant icing which is easy to use - it's just like Play Doh in your kitchen!

Hobbit Home Cookies

Hobbit Home Cookies

Hobbit home cookies for Tolkien fans, fantasy enthusiasts and anyone who's ever dreamed of living in a fairy home with a little round door!

Prep time 45 min  -  Total time 90 min
Ingredients for 20 servings
113g unsalted butter  • 113g caster sugar  • 1 beaten egg  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract  • 225g plain flour  • Ready to roll Fondant Icing  • Apricot Jam - small amount for adding fondant

1: Make the Vanilla Cookie Dough

1: Make the Vanilla Cookie Dough

Put your sugar and softened butter together in a big mixing bowl. Mix by hand or use the easy option and use an electric whisk. When these two ingredients are combined, add 1 egg and your vanilla extract in the bowl as well. Resume mixing until combined.

Add in the flour and whisk until you get a crumbly dough mixture. This is the part where you have to dig in and get your hands messy - push the dough together into a firm, round ball. Cover the vanilla dough with some plastic food wrap and place it in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

2: Cut out and Bake the Round Cookie Bases

2: Cut out and Bake the Round Cookie Bases

Now is a good time to choose your cutters. You need 3 circle cookie cutters. The largest one for the cookie bases, a slightly smaller cutter for the brown fondant icing which is the hobbit door frame and a slightly smaller cutter for the green hobbit door. If you don't have circle cutters, you can cut around different shaped small bowl rims or mugs.

After the dough's been chilled, roll it out on a large, flat kitchen surface. If there's too much dough to roll the whole lot out - just roll half out first. I roll my cookies out to around 5mm thick but you can make them the thickness you prefer - they don't rise in the oven so whatever thickness you roll is the thickness the cookies will be.

Cut out as many circles as you can from the dough with your largest circle cutter. Bake the cookies on lightly floured baking trays on Gas 4 (350°F / 177°C) for about 10-12 mins. They'll be a nice golden brown when ready. Place onto cooling racks to cool down.

3: Making the Brown Fondant Door Frame

3: Making the Brown Fondant Door Frame

You need a small packet of brown ready-to-roll fondant icing, about the size of your hand. Or just buy a whole tub so you can easily save what you don't use for another project!

I use Regal-Ice fondant which comes in a ton of color choices and is easy to play (sorry) bake with! It's really like using Play Doh. You will need to read the instructions on your packet or tub but prime the work surface and your hands with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar (or Icing sugar as we call it in the UK) and then roll out a thin sheet of brown fondant.

Use the medium sized circle cutter to cut out enough brown circles to match up with the number of cookies you've made. If you want to add in extra detail, mark a cross or plus sign shape + by pressing into the fondant with a knife. Then add a X over the top. This makes the brown fondant look more like brick work around the Hobbit door when done.

4: Making the Green Hobbit Door

4: Making the Green Hobbit Door

Use the smallest circle cutter to make a green Hobbit door that Bilbo Baggins would be proud of! I hope you are finding this wizzles page to be useful because it has been written with care. Keep reading for the rest of this recipe.

You need some ready to roll green fondant icing. Roll it out and use the confectioners' sugar or Icing sugar to stop it from becoming too sticky. You can brush the white dust this sugar leaves off with a cooking brush once your cookies are finished.

Cut out all your green Hobbit doors. To give the impression of painted, green wood, mark some vertical stripes across each door using a knife.

5: Assembling the Round Fondant Door

5: Assembling the Round Fondant Door

A flat, blunt knife like a palette knife will come in handy here for moving the fondant.

Fill a tiny bowl with cold water and dip your finger into it. Wet the middle of the brown fondant to the rough size of the green fondant. Slide your blunt knife under a piece of green fondant and place it in the middle of the brown to make a door. Repeat for the rest of your pieces.

6: Adding the Fondant Door to your Cookies

6: Adding the Fondant Door to your Cookies

Microwave for a short 10 second burst or warm a small pot (2-3 tablespoons) of apricot jam. Carefully spread a tiny amount of jam in the middle of a cooled cookie to the rough size of the fondant Hobbit door you've just made.

Pick up a fondant door by sliding a blunt knife underneath and place it in the middle of your cookie. Press down lightly and put to one side while you complete the rest of your cookies.

7: Add the Hobbit Door Knob

7: Add the Hobbit Door Knob

I've used small pieces of chocolate coated candy in yellow for little, edible door knobs. To fix each door knob in to place, you just need a small amount of water. Dip a little finger into some cool water and dab this into the middle of your cookie. Press a piece of candy or whatever edible item you have which makes a great door knob into the middle. Leave your fondant cookies to dry out on a tray. And enjoy your little piece of Tolkien nostalgia.

Recipe  3.0/5 Stars (4 Votes)

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Edible Fantasy Hobbit Home

Like many people, I've been a fan of the popular Tolkien fantasy novels since I was old enough to read the books. But, more than that, I'm just a huge fan of Hobbits - perhaps because I'm small, perhaps because I have a definite fondness for food but certainly not because I have hairy feet! I hope you've enjoyed reading my wizzles page today, thanks for your visit. Make your own Hobbit cookies for yourself, to gift to other Hobbit enthusiasts or for a really fun fantasy party or event. Have fun cooking up a true piece of fantasy nostalgia!

Have Fun Making Your Hobbit Themed Cookies

Remember that Fondant Icing is just like Edible Play Doh
Finished Bilbo Baggins Hobbit Home Cookie
Finished Bilbo Baggins Hobbit Home Cookie
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Updated: 02/19/2016, Marie
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Are these Hobbit Cookies Fun for Tolkien Fans?

Marie on 06/05/2013

Yes children can definitely help with the cookie and rolled fondant cutting - and they can enjoy playing with and eating the fondant too because it is like edible play doh! Thanks for stopping by.

kimbesa on 06/04/2013

These would be fun to make, and if they have a little experience, kids can help, too!

Marie on 05/31/2013

Thank you - I had a lot of fun making these :)

MikeRobbers on 05/31/2013

Great idea and a delicious as well. Thanks for the recipe!

Marie on 03/29/2012

Thank you, Mladen. Green is my favorite color so I love the fact that it happens to be the color of Bilbo Baggin's door :)

Mladen on 03/26/2012

I love trying new things. I will try to make this. I love green color, and this looks yummy!

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