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Redshirt Gingerbread Men (inspired by Foxtrot)

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Step 1: Gingerbread Recipe

You will need:

Ginger Bread Recipe
3 Cups Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
1 3/4 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
3/4 Stick of Butter, melted (6 Tablespoons)
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Molasses
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest (or Lemon Juice)

Royal Icing Recipe
2 Egg Whites
2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
3 Cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
Food Coloring, Yellow (For the Insignias!)

The Fondant Recipe (If you would like to make the shirts from it, as I have) is a separate Instructable,
http://www.instructables.com/id/Marshmallow-Fondant/
You will also need Red food coloring for the shirts. As well as Blue, Yellow, and Black if you intend to make an away-team.

Step 2: Assemble Ingredients (Gingerbread)

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1. Mix together thoroughly the Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Cloves. Set Dry Mix aside.

2. Blend together your Butter, Brown Sugar, and Egg. Next add the Molasses, Vanilla Extract,  Lemon Zest (or Juice) until well combined.

3. Gradually stir the Dry Mix into the Wet Mix until you have a smooth dough. Divide and let rest, at room-temperature for 2 hours.


Step 3: Assemble Ingredients (Royal Icing)

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1. Combine Lemon Juice, Egg Whites in a bowl and whisk until foamy.

2. Gradually add the Powdered sugar, mixing thoroughly to prevent any lumps.

3. Add food coloring and mix icing alternately until you have reached the desired color.

4. Refrigerate until needed. Royal Icing likes to dry out if exposed to air for too long, so keep it covered or in an icing bag until you are ready to use it.

**WARNING: This recipe uses RAW egg whites. Always use caution when consuming raw eggs due to the slight risk of Salmonella. To reduce this risk, use only fresh, properly-refrigerated, clean eggs with unbroken shells. Also, keep a clean work space and always wash your hands!**
maullove3 years ago
I love this and can imagine everyone at a party cruelly maiming and eating the redshirts first so that you have like 10 science officers left.
Adorable! I shared it on facebook - I know too many Star Trek nerds not to. :D
Oh those are so adorable I could just eat them up. ;)
Going to share these at the ST fan web site. :D
My husband laughed so hard at that comic that I thought I'd have to intervene. These cookies will be a HUGE hit at his upcoming birthday. Thanks for the inspiration!
splazem3 years ago
I just read this strip recently! I love foxtrot. Nice job!
ChrysN3 years ago
Nicely done!