The holidays have arrived! Time for all the Christmas traditions, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, decking the halls, and Star Trek Borg cubes made of gingerbread.
Resistance is futile when it comes to holiday sweets and this gingerBORG cube is no exception. Sturdy, fragrant gingerbread make up the sides of this 3D cookie vessel which can be used to store cookies, candy or even some Klingon Gagh. You will be assimilated and it begins with cookies.
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon ground ginger
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
– pinch of salt
– 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 1 egg
– 3 Tablespoons molasses
– 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and brown sugar until combined.
Add the egg, molasses and vanilla, then slowly add in the dry ingredients just until the dough comes together.
Split the dough into two and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill until you are ready to use.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats.
Roll out the dough to about 3/8 inch thick. Make sure the cutter* is well floured, cut out the shapes and transfer onto the prepped baking sheets. You will need 6 sides to make the cube.
Bake for 10 minutes, let cool on a wire rack.
Once cool use the icing on the sides of the pieces to form a cube. Glue the top in place or leave it off to make a container.
*Borg cookie cutter available from Francesca4me on etsy