Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gingerbread Mummies Cookie For Halloween








Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 12

Captain Benwick obeyed, and Charles at the same moment, disengaging himself from his wife, they were both with him; and Louisa was raised up and supported more firmly between them, and everything was done that Anne had prompted, but in vain; while Captain Wentworth, staggering against the wall for his support, exclaimed in the bitterest agony--
"Oh God! her father and mother!"
"A surgeon!" said Anne.
He caught the word; it seemed to rouse him at once, and saying only-- "True, true, a surgeon this instant," was darting away, when Anne eagerly suggested--
"Captain Benwick, would not it be better for Captain Benwick?  He knows where a surgeon is to be found."
Every one capable of thinking felt the advantage of the idea, and in a moment (it was all done in rapid moments) Captain Benwick had resigned the poor corpse-like  figure entirely to the brother's care, and was off for the town with the utmost rapidity.




Gingerbread Mummies Cookies

Ingredients for about 20 cookies

1 orange( finely grated orange zests)
350g honey
100g butter (softened & diced)
100g brown sugar
1 egg
500g flour
1 tsp of 4 spices ( spice for gingerbread)
1tsp ground ginger
1tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 packet of M &M candies
Cookie cutters ( gingerbread man , Halloween)

For royal icing:
1 egg white
200g icing sugar
½ tsp lemon juice

Directions:

1)      In a saucepan, melt honey with brown sugar & butter over medium heat till sugar dissolved. Remove from heat & let to cool.

2)      Combine flour, baking powder, salt & all the spices in a big bowl. Mix well.


3)      Stir in egg & orange zests into honey mixture till well combined.
  
4) Pour in honey mixture gradually into flour mixture & stir till all fully combined into a dough..  Place in a polybag & chill for 2 hours. 


5) Preheat oven to 180 °C. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough  & using a lightly floured rolling pin , roll the dough to a ½ cm to 1 cm thickness . Use gingerbread man cutter or any Halloween cookie cutter to cut dough.  Place them on a greased baking pan or on a baking sheets .  Space them a bit so that they  won’t stick together. Try to shape the arms & legs of gingerbread man to give them a funky look!  LOL  Bake for  15 to 20 minutes till golden brown. Let to cool on wire racks.


For Royal Icing:
6) Beat egg white & powdered sugar till thickens. Add in lemon juice & beat till soft peaks & shinny texture.


7) Spoon icing mixture in a piping bag or using a plastic bag. Cut the small corner of the bag  & begin piping in zigzag way ( back & forth)  topped with 2 M & M to make the eyes of the mummies. 








20 comments:

  1. Hi Kit - it's lovely to see something from you again! Welcome back! And these cookies look such a treat - I love the bandages on the mummies! :)

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  2. Look beautiful Kit, I never see these cut cookies here (about halloween) are so cute!!x

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  3. These are perfect for Halloween! I've been really busy too so I havent been visiting all my usual blogs - sometimes life gets in the way! Good to know that you are still baking and have handy helpers :)

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  4. I love these cookies, they are so cute for Halloween. Glad to see you back.

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  5. What cute mummies! I really like that you added orange to these cookies. I bet they were delicious.

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  6. Hi Kit, love,love,love ...your spooky cookies. It look so cute and pretty. I'm sure it taste excellent too, nice to go with a cup of hot coffee.

    Your spooky presentation look great.
    Have a nice weekend, with lots of love and hugs to you. muahhhzzzzz..........

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  7. Love these gingerbread men. We must be on the same wavelength I was about to post mine. Although I didn't make them for halloween.

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  8. hi Kit,
    i totally can understand u didn't visit other blogs
    i think i'm far worse than u, i am always busy with house and kids, i have little time to sit and post in my blog and / or fb
    i have to squeeze extra time to reply comments both in fb and blog and that often cant be done all in time *sigh*
    adding with blog visiting, its almost impossible, but i still try hard to do, bit by bit here and there :)
    hhmmm... my kids dont like ginger cookies, but the idea really caught my attention
    really cute and creative indeed! :)

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  9. Kit , your gingerbread mummy cookies look so adorable ! Love the other cookie design as well :D Glad you've posted these cutie cookies :D It's better late than never ! lol I really need to buy some of these Halloween cookie cutter ... Your budding young chef certainly knows how to bake cookies :D

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  10. Your gingerbread mummy looks so adorable. I like the 'eyes'..so attractive. lol. I was very adventurous and tried to make halloween cake pops. It looks easy enough to make by reading the instructions but I found out that it's totally the opposite. My cake cracks when I poke the stick in and the frosting doesn't stick too well. In the end, I just make it into little balls. But the cake was good if I may say so..hahhaa so that was my halloween cakepops for you! lol

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  11. hi kit, i'm also slow in catching up with my fellow friends' posts, good to hear that you're still baking as usual :D oh, so your son is also into baking? must had all the inspiration from his mother! i'm sure everyone had fun making and decorating these cookies!

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  12. How adorable! I love their colorful eyes!

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  13. Hi Kit,
    Cute Halloween cookies! Your son sure inherit his talent from his mom! He did a super good job!
    Don't worry about not visiting! Have a lovely weekend, Kit!

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  14. Love your gingerbread mummy cookies! So cute!

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  15. Sometimes it's good to take a break from blogging!These mummies are so chubby & cute,not scary at all!Very cute!

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  16. What wonderful mummy cookies - adorably scary!

    Angela

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  17. We all need to take a break from blogging from time to time or we all would be burned out.
    These gingerbread mummies look really cute.

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  18. Your mummies are such a simple yet effective idea! I love all your other Halloween themed cookies too! :-)

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  19. Look cute ! i bet all kids will love this.

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  20. My grown kids love gingerbread men, too! I think they'd be happy to eat them for every holiday. Yours are so cute as mummies...and so fun that your son enjoys helping you in the kitchen :)

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