Maybe you have a lot more PEACE in your HEART to keep your cookies from fighting this year. If not, I completely suggest creating your own edible fight scene for the holidays!
I am a firm believer in exuding love and happiness, especially during the holiday seasons.
But I had to have these Ninja Bread Men kick some serious rear! Fighting through the yummy towns of Civilian Gingerbread People, while saving the lives of all that lost their minds during black friday!
Not to mention all the crazy christmas shopping, which I still haven’t finish :-( Im going to need a Ninja Bread Cookie to come along when I’m shopping to keep me and my son safe while shopping with all the crazy late christmas shoppers
I’ve got to thank my friends for bringing this cute Ninja Bread Kit to an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party. :-D
That night we played the White elephant game. During that years game I held on to this gift with dear life!
But if you aren’t as lucky as I this holiday season, you can easily find this Ninja Bread Kit HERE
I make everything from scratch so that I may know every ingredient that goes into my body. Unfortunately I was unable to use the cookie mix that came with the Ninja Bread Kit.
But, I more than happily used the cookie cutters and the candy for decorating.
I’ve got a excellent Ginger bread recipe below that you can use with any cookie cutter your heart desires.
I love the spices used in gingerbread cookie recipes. It gives you a completely different flavored cookie to eat. Gosh do I love VARIETY for my palette!
Besides the spices, I also use a little cocoa in my recipe. Making the cookies darker than most gingerbread cookies, but so much yummier!
This is a very easy dough to roll out. I tend to stop rolling my dough after 3 times because the more you work the dough the more the dough changes into a tougher texture.
Follow this recipe and you will end up with a soft and chewy cookie inside, with a nice and firm outer surface for decorating.
But lets go back to the action happening on screen.
Who would have known, my son would help me make a better story line for these crazy cookies!
I guess he liked all the colors on the ninjas outfits. I’m slowly learning how far he’s starting to reach on the counters
The ninja with the broken leg may have suffered BEFORE the battle, to the hands of a toddler.
I had a moment where I was busy taking another batch of ninja bread men out the oven, to return to my cooled and iced ninja’s being ripped apart by my 18month old son!
A few of my ninjas did not have survived the toddler takeover. RIP :-(
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder (natural or dutch-processed is fine)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
3 teaspoons Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoons Ground Allspice
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 stick (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 large Egg
1/2 cup Blackstrap Molasses
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and spices together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until they've just come together.
- Add the egg and mix until blended.
- Next mix molasses and vanilla until incorporated to form the wet mix
- Slowly mix in the dry mix in 3 parts until the gingerbread cookie dough forms.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to rest and firm, about 1 hour
- Remove cookie dough from fridge and allow to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, until pliable
- Roll out the cookie dough on a lightly floured surface (about ¼" thickness).
- Use a spatula to transfer the cookies from your rolling and cutting surface to the prepared cookie sheets.
- re-roll the scraps and cut your shapes using cookie cutters of your choosing
- Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 8-9 minutes, until the edges just start to brown
- Cookies must be completely cooled before applying Royal Icing. Have fun decorating!
- If you're not immediately making the cookies, cookie dough can be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated (or freeze) until you are ready to use it. Just bring the dough to room temperature before rolling it out!
- You might not be able to see the cookies form slightly brown edges at the end of cooking time, so just try to stick to the time frame: about 8 minutes (medium sized cookies) & 10 minutes (Large sized cookies)
- Caution: DO NOT over-bake, cookies will come out DRY.
Here to Protect All the Civilized Gingerbread People and Their Homes. I Introduce: Ninja Bread Cookies! :-D
I want to see what you've been baking this holiday season! Share all your Christmas cookie creations on Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)