Mrs M’s Birthday Treats: take 3 – Ginger Wookies

Up until about a week ago, I had never seen Star Wars. I know.

Mr M bought me these:

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…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.

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Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies Recipe – taken from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Terry Hope Romero and Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Ingredients

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

Method

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.

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Cut out your shapes with cutters and place onto the prepared sheets.

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Bake for 8 minutes (note: this may change dependent on the size of the cutters used)

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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!

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3 comments

  1. Hahah Wookies!! That’s so funny! I love them!

    1. Mr M got me them from Williams-Sonoma when he was in Seattle recently. I did want all 3 sets… curse the lack of baggage allowance!

      1. Well i know what you’ll be getting for the next two holidays! Lol

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