“What’s that Mami?”, the little one asked.
She was pointing to a page on a book I just purchased the day before.
“It’s gingerbread men. They are cookies.”, i told her.
“Cookies? one, mau (want), one” she said. She was telling me she wanted a cookie.
“You want a gingerbread cookie?”
“Mau! (“want” in Indonesian), she said affirmatively.
Seeing that we absolutely had nothing planned for the day. I led her to the kitchen.
We started mixing the dough. It was a foolproof dough, where no chilling was necessary.
I gave her a piece of dough to work with. She rolled it out.
And started stamping.
It really didn’t take any time at all.
When the gingerbread men were all baked, we went back to her book.
“Same!!!” she exclaimed gleefully, placing the cookies right on the spot on the page where the gingerbreads are.
“Yes, they are the same”, i told her.
“Gingerbread Men”, i prompted her.
“Men!”, she repeated after me, smiling as she took a bite.
Very forgiving Gingerbread Men Cookie
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
- Directions: Beat together the coconut oil and coconut sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, and ginger.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thickness, and then cut with gingerbread men cookie cutters.
- Place the cookies on a parchment/silpat-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely