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Gingerbread Men

“What’s that Mami?”, the little one asked.

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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.

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And started stamping.

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It really didn’t take any time at all.

When the gingerbread men were all baked, we went back to her book.

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“Same!!!” she exclaimed gleefully, placing the cookies right on the spot on the page where the gingerbreads are.

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“Yes, they are the same”, i told her.

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“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.
  1. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, and ginger.
  2. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thickness, and then cut with gingerbread men cookie cutters.
  5. Place the cookies on a parchment/silpat-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely
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