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!
Step 1: Pattern
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
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. molasses
1 t. vanilla
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.