Gingerbread folk

Gingerbread folk

Lately, I’ve got a slight obsession with bite sized cookies. It all started when I purchased a 1 1/2 teaspoon cookie scoop and, as a result, felt the need to bake bite sized cookies for days on end. I made bite sized gingersnaps, bite sized raw cookies, bite sized chocolate crinkles, bite sized sugar cookies. Bite sized everything. Then, while I was searching for my gingerdead man cookie cutter, I discovered these mini gingerbread folk at the bottom of what is, admittedly, a large container that houses every cookie cutter I own. Friends, I fear the bite sized madness is never going to end. But that’s ok, because everything’s better when it fits perfectly into your mouth. And no, that was not a sexual connotation. Or was it?

Perverts.

GINGERBREAD FOLK (GFO)

1/2 c. vegan butter
1/2 c. cane sugar
1/2 c. unsulphured molasses
3 tbsp soft silken tofu
3/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 c. unbleached flour

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and molasses, using a hand mixer on high speed, for 20-30 seconds. Beat in the tofu (or sour cream), ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt and baking soda, just until combined. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the flour 1/2 cup at a time. Once you’ve added 2 cups, start mixing in the flour 1/4 cup at a time. If the dough feels firm enough after 2 1/4 cups of flour have been added, omit the last 1/4 cup.
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper; set aside. Line a flat surface with parchment paper and lightly sprinkle with flour. Roll out half of the dough until it is 1/4″ thick. Cut dough and transfer pieces to the prepared baking sheet; chill in freezer for 5 minutes prior to baking. Bake at 350˚F for 6-7 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack then store in an air tight container for up to five days.
Yield: 100+ mini gingerbread folk
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14 thoughts on “Gingerbread folk

  1. Super cute! Yes, mini cookies are the best. Then you can have five at a time and that's totally ok, right?I'm not ashamed of the perverted thoughts. You started it.

  2. Awwww bite sized gingerbread people. How adorable! I'm making gingerbread cookies right now and I don't own people shaped cookie cutters so I'm going to attempt to cut them out with a knife in these small sizes because you've totally sold me on bite sized cookies now!!!

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