Posts Tagged ‘cookies’

I got some awesome gingerdead men cookie cutter/press from my “bestie” of many years (don’t ask how many “many” is, I try not to think about it).

Not having any good, fresh ginger around, I got a recipe from a cousin for chocolate gingerbread. I figured the chocolate would make up for the stale ginger powder, right?

Ah, if only that had been the worst of my problems.

I made a few changes to the recipe. I used special dark chocolate chips, demerara sugar, dark molasses. Otherwise I left it alone.

Let me say that the world can breathe a sigh of relief that I am not involved in any kind of medical care. The carnage is pretty ugly.

The results…the cookie cutters are great. The recipe was pretty good, with my adjustments.
The baker…could really use some work.

Tomorrow is Bird’s last day at the school she’s been at for the last two years, so we decided to do something special.

Cookies. Lots of cookies. And what better way to make lots of cookies, than to use the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator – otherwise known as The Cookie Gun.

Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

A few months ago, I’d found a partial Wear-Ever Cookie Gun kit at a thrift store. It was actually parts from several kits, once I started going through it. There was a full icing gun set, and all of the parts from the cookie gun…except the rings that keep the disks in place and that pesky trigger mechanism.

Cool thing though, a couple weeks ago I was at that same thrift store, and found another Wear-Ever gun set – still in the box. The box was a little beat up, had a couple disks missing, but otherwise complete. And tonight, we gave it a test run.

I used a recipe from the Good Housekeeping cookbook, just a basic “Holiday Sugar Cookie” recipe. I might not use that recipe for this again, only because it did cause some initial spewing because of the “rising” of the dough inside the gun canister. But otherwise, they turned out awesome.

Camel Cookie Disk

The Camel Cookie Disk. I don't know.

The first batch

The first batch

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

Little people cookies

Uncooked little people cookies

Little people cookies

Little people cookies, Cooked

Don't piss her off.

Don't piss her off. She'll kill you.

It was a lot of fun. The cookie press is awesome. I can’t wait to try this with shortbread, or maybe gingerbread. I’m going to have to do some research into how to do the colored dough as well.