Teacher Gift: Gingerbread Animal Crackers
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- cookie cutters
- cookie sheets
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Combine first seven ingredients (through salt) in a food processor. Mix in butter.
Add the egg, molasses, and vanilla and pulse until the dough forms into a ball.
Wrap the dough in plastic and leave in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350. Roll out dough and cut using animal-shaped cookie cutters. Place cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone liner. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are set and starting to turn brown on the edges.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to a month. Package them up and hand them over to teachers!