Monday, January 8, 2007

Gingerbread Bears

3 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 C. brown sugar (packed)
3/4 C. earth balance (cut in small pieces)
1/4 C. unsulfured molasses
1/4 C. rice syrup
Ener-G for 1 egg (prepare as per pkg.)

Stir flour, baking soda, salt, & spices together. In another large bowl, mix Earth Balance & sugar until smooth. Add molasses, rice syrup, and Ener-G and mix well and combine with the dry mixture. Take the dough out of bowl & shape it into a large disk. Wrap in plastic wrap.

Chill overnight.

Preheat oven to 350* Lightly grease cookie sheet. Roll out dough to 1/8" thickness & cut out shapes. Bake 12-14 minutes. Cool before transferring.

Clean up the kitchen...

...and enjoy!

We pressed some currant eyes in our bears before cooking and really didn't feel the need to frost them. They were crunchy-good and not sugary-sweet. Just right.


Melissa West said...

Welcome back Vicki! These ginger bears are as adorable as your girls. Gingerbread is my absolute favourite. I didn't actually make any gingerbread this Christmas... perhaps I will have to rectify that this new year!

theONLYtania said...

Ahhh you're back! Woot. I love gingerbread cookies.. nice bears! That's so cute that they help clean up too!

Urban Vegan said...

How cute are they? The bears and the kids!

Nikki said...

Oh awesome...a cookie recipe made without sugar! :)

I just got some rice syrup this weekend...I can't wait to try these!

Tanya Kristine said...

How with your chitlin's AND they clean too!

where do i sign up?

Michelle said...

yummy, we love gingerbread cookies.. frosted or not!

laura jesser said...

Glad you're back! And what an adorable post. I love gingerbread, with all my heart...

aTxVegn said...

Oh, how yummy! Gingerbread cookies was one thing I didn't get to make this year and so wanted to. Your recipe looks delicious and the cookies turned out perfectly!

Turquoise CRO said...

Looks YUMMY! I made m&m cookies today! Nothing like homemade cookies and it snowed here today too! smooches to all the gals! and Art too! xo, Cinda

Celine said...

cutest cookies ever!

Emmy said...

I missed reading your blog. Glad you're back. The cookies are adorable. What a cute pic of your daughter washing dishes. You've got them well trained :)

Gaia said...

That is one cute and adorable post !
I'm happy your back :))

Candi said...

Welcome back!! ;) Hope your trip was fun!

This is such a cute post with the bears and the girls. :) So cute.

(I love the currant eyes!)

madeinalaska said...

how did I ever miss your new post?
I don't know why but, I have never been a big gingerbread fan.. but, I love those shots of your girls having fun in the kitchen!
Happy New year to you and your family..

Carrie™ said...

Good to see you posting again Vicki. I think a lot of us were burnt out after Christmas. I really like gingerbread and molasses type cookies. Gingerbread men are so yesterday. You're totally hip by making bears!

Mikaela said...

What lovely little girls! What lovely little bears! :)

Happy 2007, lady!

One love,

Johanna3 said...

love the photos! i miss reading your blog. Glad you're back. cute cookies.

erica said...

Hi there-
I have never commented before, btu I have to tell you that I have a bear cookie cutter, too, and discovered by accident that if you cut the head square it makes a perfect robot.


Jenny said...

I'm so glad that you are back!