So me and my boyfriend bought one of those skeleton cookie cutters and have finally put it to use! we decided since the christmas season was on its way we would make ginger bread cookies!
We used a recipe for super soft gingerbread cookies (not intended for gingerbread men) We succeded in Step 1) gather all needed ingredients! On Step 2) combine ingredients following instructions, we hit a few snags... we were missing some kitchen tools that as we found save you time and make for better cookies. So this led us to a slight detour to Hell-mart which thank-fully was not very busy. Once the missing items were acquired ( Electric mixer, Sifter, and Rolling Pin) we were back in the game!
Mixed everything, then created our first batch! At first we thought of the traditional way of rolling out the dough and cutting out the shapes but the dough was so soft picking them up was impossible. Next we turned the cutter upside down and squished the dough in and flipped it over over the pan which worked way better! (the cutter we used had a back to it so we could do this, any traditional cutters that are open will not work with this method.) We did figure out really fast that our 50 cookie recipe was only going to make 12 giant super sized gingerbread men (equalling 4 cookies per cookie!) due to how big the cutter was and how think we made them. first batch we miscalculated the size of our pan vs how many we could fit and some ginger bread men lost a head or were fused with their neighbours...
So we figured out that in one pan we could fit one cookie and the other pan 2 cookies during baking. once we had them all finished and cooled we decorated and did some taste sampling! (P.S gingerbread dough taste so yummy! They taste really good cooked as well! ) All in all a awesome time was had by us and the end result is super yummy, super sized and super filling! ( i think if i take one of these to work ill cut into four parts and eat it though out the day cause it so big!)
"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."