Foodie Friday ~ A Little on the Dark Side

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Dark Side Gingerbread Cookies
Location: My Kitchen, Texas, y'all
Cost: Time, love and a couple Imperial Credits

In honor of National Cookie Day, we spent an afternoon earlier this week making some gingerbread cookies. As I tweeted on Wednesday, #ThanksToStarWars my children prefer their gingerbread a little bit on the dark side.

Thankfully, I've adapted a lovely gingerbread man recipe that is both Gluten Free and vegan, since that's how the Sith roll these days.

Dark Side Gingerbread Cookies - GF, Vegan, Dairy, Nut, Egg Free

  • 3/4 cup vegan margarine, softened (we use Earth Balance)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup black-strap molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Ener-G Egg Replacer and 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 3/4 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Mix (we like Bob's Red Mill)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or a smidge more if you like spice.)
  • Extra flour to flour surface and rolling pin
1.  Don't preheat the oven yet.
2.  Cream margarine and brown sugar together (I like using a stand mixer.)
3.  Add molasses and egg replacer.
4.  Mix all the dry ingredients separately in another bowl OR just add the spices and salts and all that to the wet and blend well before adding the flour.
5. Either way, let the stand mixer do it's thing (in cook books they call this "mix well" but since Darth Vader does everything well, that's an unnecessary direction.) Since they don't really get tough (a GF baking perk!) you can scrape the sides and mix until it's a nice slightly sticky even dough.
6. Wrap tightly and set outside for a few parsecs if you are on Hoth. Otherwise, just use your refrigerator over an hour should work.
7.  Preheat oven to 375°F.
8.  Wax Paper and a little extra flour on your rolling pin will help you roll out the cookies nice and evenly. 1/4 inch works nicely.
Using spatulas to transfer the gingerbread to the cookie sheet keeps your Death Star from breaking up prematurely.
9.  If you use cookie stamps rather than traditional cutters, spraying with cooking oil keeps you from picking bits of the Death Star out with a toothpick. Not that Darth Vader would ever do that.
"Patience, my friend..."
10.  Bake in preheated oven for not longer than 8 minutes.
Unless you really want to go over to the Dark Side.
"I've been waiting for you."
"We meet again at last!"
11.  Allow to cool five minutes on the tray then remove to cooling rack.
"Most impressive."
 Or eat.
May the Force Be With You. Always.


  1. Wow very impressed down to the Storm Trooper Spatula. These look great. Thanks for sharing and linking up this week!


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