1 egg (or egg-replacer equivalent)
1/4 cup butter (or vegan margarine)
1 cup brown sugar
1 TSP cinnamon
2 TSP ground ginger
1/2 TSP nutmeg
1/2 TSP cloves
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 TSP baking soda
1/4 TSP salt
You say Christmas, I say gingerbread men ginger zombies! The holidays are a happy time, merry, if you will, but if watching The Living Dead has taught me anything it’s the fact that zombie is now the new vampire. It’s true, my ginger vampires of Christmas ’09 proved to be a flash in the pan, err….baking sheet. At any rate…let’s frost!
Ok, this will be simple enough, I promise. First off, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the egg and butter into a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the brown sugar to the bowl, using an electric mixer on low setting, until the mixture looks nice and creamy. Now, still mixing on ‘low’, add-in the cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt. Finally, slowly add the flour and mix until a dough forms.
The cookie-cutting part can be left up to interpretation. Severe limbs below baking/after, scrap out their middles with a melon baller, create your own zombie shape sans-cookie cutter, you know, something nice and creative!
Pop into your preheated oven for 8 minutes, and voila! Ginger zombies ready to be iced. Of course, let them cool a bit before applying icing so it doesn’t melt. On the other hand, that might give them a neat ‘my face is melting’ kind of look.
Yields 16 cookies (or less if you’re making mega zombies)
Total cook time…20 min
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