So an Easy Box of Gbread cookie mix seemed like the perfect choice this year. Before happily decorating and giving them away to friends and family, I had to do a taste-bake test. I'm Over the Moon excited to annonce that this Gingerbread cookie mix is SENSATIONAL, OUT OF THIS WORLD, UHMAZING. Now when have I ever used the word sensational????Annnnd
smells and tastes Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!.
So lets get started!!!You'll need:
1 box of Gbread cookie mix, 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup Vegetable Shortening, Electric Mixer, Spatula to mix, rolling pin, Cookie Sheet.
Preheat your oven to : 400 Fahrenheit or 204 Celsius
#1: Put that on your Santa's request list:)
#2: You can use any standard mixer. If you don't have the below paddle use the whisk paddles which will probably be your only choice. You just have to work the mix more with your spatula and it may take you a bit longer to get the dough out of the whisk. But, its doable
The instructions on the box says to use the hook tool, but I found that it works just as well with the beater paddle.
It will look a bit unpleasant at first, Scape up the mix on bottom of bowl with spatula, give it a few more spins and it will suddenly transform into heavenly gingerbread goodness.
Mix for another 2 more minutes and you will see your mix slowly transform into dough consistency.At this point, you start to really smell gingerbread all over your kitchen:)
Done! I told you its easy
Place your gingerbread dough on your rolling surface.
You can slightly flour your surface to avoid sticking or roll on top of a parchment paper
You will roll the dough into appx 1/8"thick
Grab your cutters and get ready to cut out your gingerbread boys/girls
Gently press your cookie cutter into the dough
We bake our cookies with parchment paper on our cookie sheet pan. You can bake it however you usually like to bake your cookies. If you're use to baking without parchment paper and directly on pan or with a silicone mat, your cookies will come out just the same as ours.