Up until about a week ago, I had never seen Star Wars. I know.
Mr M bought me these:
…so as part of my birthday stuff for work i decided to make some Wookies. Cue attempts to sound like Chewbacca……and utter failure!
Each time I take things into work I try to do some vegan stuff as part of it, a) because I like trying out new recipes, and b) so that Hannah can have some.
Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies Recipe – taken from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Terry Hope Romero and Isa Chandra Moskowitz
1/3 cup canola oil (I used sunflower)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cip plain soy milk
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour (or a mix of both)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each of ground nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon (note: I don’t have ground nutmeg, only whole nutmeg, so instead of grinding nutmeg for ages, I just used some nutmeg oil that the parents-in-law brought back from Grenada, adding this to the liquid instead of dry ingredients)
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and sugar for about 3 minutes. Add the molasses and soy milk.
Sift in all the other dry ingredients, mixing about halfway through. Mix until a stiff dough is formed. Flatten into a disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill for an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Line or grease two baking trays.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to approximately 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out your shapes with cutters and place onto the prepared sheets.
Bake for 8 minutes (note: this may change dependent on the size of the cutters used)
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Once completely cool they can be iced! However, I didn’t have enough time. Alas, he just has indented eyes and not iced ones!