Gingerbread Dragon Mask

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My husband and I have seen Cirque Du Soleil a few times and absolutely loved it. It is amazing and inspiring every time. We thought our two boys might be as amazed as we were if they were to also see it. Since it isn't running anywhere near where we live and the boys might not have the attention span to view it live we decided to show it to them at home.

I thought instead of eating popcorn while watching it might be fun to nibble a gingerbread mask that resembled what they were watching.

What is great about a cookie like this is you can pull off as little or as big of a piece as you want. You can always come back for more later! Spicy gingerbread cookies and buttercream frosting make a delicious pair!
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Step 1: Pattern

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You will want to draw up some kind of pattern (in this case that went along with the theme).

Number out the main components of the mask and make separate patterns on different pieces of paper making sure to write the corresponding numbers on the new pattern pieces. Cut the pieces out.

They do not have to be exact since it is hard to get a cookie to look just like a drawing but you do want the same sort of sizes and shapes.

My cookie mask ended up being about 12 inches long and 8 inches wide.

Step 2: Gingerbread Dough

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Gingerbread Cookie Dough
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. molasses
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 t. baking soda
3 c. flour
1 T. pumpkin pie spice

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugar. Add molasses and mix well. Add vanilla and egg making sure to incorporate well.

Sift in dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Dough should be stiff.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Approximately 30-45 minutes.
cglaw20131 year ago
brilliant one
felipe_luse2 years ago
So cool...
wold630 (author)  felipe_luse2 years ago
mistyp2 years ago
Wow, this is simply beautiful.
wold630 (author)  mistyp2 years ago
Thank you!
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wold630 (author)  Kimberly_REMOVED2 years ago
I'm happy people think this qualifies as art! I love gingerbread cookies with buttercream!
Chikyugi2 years ago
I got very similar mask as a gift from: :D, but your looks way more amazing!!
shazni2 years ago
wold630 (author)  shazni2 years ago
Too beautiful to eat, but I bet it was quite tasty!
wold630 (author)  straycatmeow2 years ago
Very tasty!!
Wow! This is amazing! This is why I have never been into frosted cookies, some things are just too pretty to eat! Wonderful artwork!
wold630 (author)  RollerScrapper2 years ago
Thank you. I love making detailed things like this. It's so much easier than it looks!
ChrysN2 years ago
That looks gorgeous!
wold630 (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
Thank you.
That is sooo cool! I wouldn't want to wreak it by eating it!
wold630 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
After I got a few good pictures I didn't mind us devouring it!!
bajablue2 years ago
wold630 (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks, it was really fun to put together.
This looks so good.

Great job! Excellent Instructable along with amazing photos.

wold630 (author)  GorillazMiko2 years ago
Thank you.