Monday, November 14, 2011

Vegan Gingerbread Moustache Cookies xx



Movember is a fantastic time of year. Not only do all the men in town get to grow and sport the coolest moustaches, they are also raising awareness  of men's health issues, especially prostate cancer and depression. Men a renowned for not seeking medical attention until it is too late and this is so sad and unnecessary. Asking for help proves that you are a genuine human being and I have no idea  why anyone would give that a negative connotation.

To help others, you have to help yourself first.

So in a fit of jealousy for my lack of ability to grow facial hair (ok, kinda. Not really) and to show my support, I bought these cute moustache cutters online and made these gingerbread moustaches.

Makes: Many! It depends on how big your cutters are. I actually cut the mixture in half, wrapped one half in glad wrap and put it in the freezer.
Time: 10 minutes prep, 15 minutes to cook, 1 hour to rest.


Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups of plain flour.
  • 1 Cup of veggie margarine.
  • 1/2 Cup of cocoa.
  • Half a cup of veggie milk (I used rice milk).
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered ginger.
  • 1 and1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Method:

Mix all ingredients really well. You can either use a food processor or a wooden spoon to do this. It will turn into a  dough. Kneed the mixture for a couple of minutes. Place in cling wrap and put in the fridge to rest for an hour. Take out of the fridge and place of a floured bench.
Using a rolling pin covered in flour, roll the mixture out until it's about 7 mm thick/ 1/4 of an inch thick. 
Cut the mixture out with your cutters and place on a baking sheet.
Place in the oven at 180C/ 350F for 15 minutes or until the sides appear firm to touch. The middle will still be soft.
Take out of the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Enjoy! xx

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