Gingerbread Cookie People DIY Baking Kit

This is the perfect gift to bring home for the holidays. These iced cookies are a hit with kids, but warm fall spices—and a kick of black pepper—make them irresistible to adults as well. Gather your friends and family around to bake 18 people-shaped cookies with help from a gingerbread cookie cutter that’s included in this kit. Then, have a blast and let your creativity shine as you ice your spice-filled cookies with colorful homemade icing.

More Details

This package makes 18 gingerbread people (4" each) and includes:

  • Pre-measured ingredients
  • A detailed recipe card
  • Cookie cutter
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Parchment paper for easy baking
  • Arrives in a beautiful branded box. Perfect for a gift!
  • Eggs & Butter not included

Ingredients

Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Granulated Sugar, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Food Coloring, Confectioner’s Sugar, Meringue Powder.

Allergens: Wheat/Gluten, Dairy, Eggs.

Instructions / Storage

  • Box arrives ready to use
  • Eggs & Butter not included
  • Store in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months

To Serve

  • Take out 1 egg and 1 stick of butter from your refrigerator; bring to room temperature.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and black pepper.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars (granulated and brown) on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, molasses, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture and combine with a spatula.
  • Divide dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap, then flatten and shape into two discs. Chill in the refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour or up to 3 days.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F; set two racks near the middle of the oven.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper provided.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  • Heavily flour your work surface and dough, using the surface prep flour. Roll out the dough to about 1⁄4 inch thick, turning and adding more flour under and over the dough as necessary.
  • With the cookie cutter, cut out shapes and gently transfer about 9 cookies to each of the prepared baking sheets, using a spatula if necessary.
  • Gather the dough scraps and knead into a ball, then roll out and cut again, adding more flour as necessary. Repeat until scraps are used up.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until firm, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for several minutes until set, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • When the cookies are completely cool, make the royal icing. In a medium bowl, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar and meringue powder. Add 3 tablespoons of lukewarm water, 1 tablespoon at a time. The icing will start out thick and lumpy. Slowly add 1 more tablespoon of water (you may not need all of it) until the icing resembles thick honey. Continue to whisk until thick and fluffy. Then divide icing evenly into 3 small bowls. Using a small spoon or toothpick, add the food coloring to each icing bowl.
  • Stir color until even, working quickly to prevent drying. Use a spatula to fill each piping bag. To fill, fold over the top to form a cuff, scoop in icing, then unfold and twist to push down, releasing any air bubbles. Twist the top of the bag to seal. When you’re ready to decorate, cut a tiny corner off of the piping bag (about 1/4 inch from the tip; Start very small, do a test, and go from there.) Follow our inspirations, or create your own and win the #bestdressedcookie contest! Let dry for at least an hour.
  • Enjoy!
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Everything perfect
Saundra H. - Chatsworth, CA
05/16/20
Was excellent.
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05/07/20