A few days ago I shared this link for Skeleton Gingerbread Girls. I showed it to Shae and she said she wanted to try to make them. I happened to buy a set of christmas cookie cutters this week so I was onboard but things went terribly wrong.
We started with a shortbread cookie. I personally don’t like gingerbread very much and figured shortbread would be simple.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
Beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add vanilla and mix till blended. Add flour and mix till combined.
Form into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
This is where our experiment came to a halt. I could NOT get the dough to form right, it kept sticking to the counter even with flour. This is exactly why we don’t do rolled cookies. So we switched gears. Witches fingers!! We rolled some finger shapes, added sliced almonds for fingernails and baked them. THEY LOOKED AWESOME
Another fail! The cookie dough was too soft so it spread out instead of keeping the finger shape. But they tasted good. You can never go wrong with a delicate sweet shortbread.
Shae did most of the work. She made the cookie dough, rolled the dough, tried to pressed out the cookie shapes, formed fingers and added wrinkles and fingernails. Isn’t that what it’s all about.
I have a “gingerbread” house cookie cutter. I’m thinking Haunted Houses would be super cute! Maybe a Sugar Cookie Dough will work better.
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