I was in the store with my kids, looking for gingerbread house decorations, when I ran across this box. Interesting…
Then my son saw it. Oh boy. Plea after plea was eventually echoed as his little sister joined in the chorus. Ah, the sounds of begging children during the holiday season. It’s already starting and Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet.
Well, I was already thinking these were pretty cool cookies, so I purchased them. To my disappointment, the box contained no cookies, but rather the cookie mix and a set of cookie cutters. Ugh. I have to bake them too?!
I finally got around to baking those cookies. It required the addition of a 1/4 cup of honey (though I’m sure you could substitute it with molasses) and water. Rolled out thin with a rolling pin, the cookies did bake up nicely. Haven’t tasted them yet. That will be tonight’s mission.
For those of you who have kids, I highly recommend Ninjabread men. I’ve had cookie decorating parties with adults and let me tell you they can be hilarious. The kid is encouraged to peek through, if only for a few hours. These cookies would be great for young and old alike. What a great way to bring the family together. Decorate some Ninjabread men and have Ninja cookie fights at the table. Note: I cannot be held responsible for the mess.
I am in no way receiving anything for promoting this product. I just think it’s cool.
Ninjabread men can be found at Albertsons (where I purchased my kit). However, here are some other locations you might find them:
Amazon carries the kit, though it is way more costly than in the grocery store: http://www.amazon.com/In-the-Mix-Ninjabread-Cookie/dp/B009RQT6H6
World Market: http://www.worldmarket.com/product/gingerbread+ninja+cookie+kit.do
Have your own gingerbread cookie dough and just want the cutters? Go here:
Think Geek: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e55a/