Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix
I depend on cookie mixes. And have had really good luck with the Snickerdoodle and the Peanut Butter flavors. So it was an easy thing for me to buy the Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookie Mix.
I followed the directions on the bag to make the cookie dough. The ingredients list is super short:
- bag of cookie mix
- stick of butter
- one egg
- tablespoon of water.
I split the dough in half - using one half for each pan - and dropped by small spoonfuls into the pans.
Wilton Gingerbread Man Cookie Pan
When I saw these adorable cookie pans at a local big box store, I could not resist. I'm not at all skilled with baking, but I really wanted to try these shaped cookie pans. I have had a great time making these cookies and I think these would be fun pans to use when baking with a child.
The pans are nearly 12" tall! They are non-stick (I still used a very light coating of spray cooking oil). And the pans have raised details that create slight indentations in the finished cookies. The indentations can be guides for icing placement. I left mine plain (I tell myself that because I left the frosting off the cookies were a "healthier" version of cookie!)
|Big Gingerbread Man cookie pans by Wilton|
Super Easy Gingerbread Cookie Pros and Cons
The best things about these super easy gingerbread cookies are that they are quick, easy, and tasty. Minimal time is spend in the kitchen and the cookies are oh so good.
When the pans are filled using the "dropped by small spoonfuls" technique the cookies are big and soft (similar to a brownie). I prefer that type of cookie.
My picky-eater friend said that the flavor was very good. I agree.
The possible "cons" of these cookies are that these are not the gingerbread cookies your grandmother made. If you are looking for original gingerbread men, this may not be what you are looking for.
These cookies were not the "crispy"/"crunchy" original style of gingerbread men.
I have made these cookies using these pans three times. I have learned that the gingerbread dough does not "spread" during baking as much as some other cookie dough. So my first attempts resulted in the hands and feet not being fully formed. On my most recent attempt, I dropped small spoonfuls of dough in the cookie pans feet and hands. That created fully formed hands and feet.
My next attempt will include pressing the dough down into the pan to see if the result with be the thinner and more crunchy cookies.
Do you love Snickerdoodles?
Do you prefer super thick, cake-like cookies?
Check out my Easy Snickerdoodle Cookie Pie recipe.
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