We’re a big movie watching family. After a few (expensive) trips to the big theater I’ve realized that it’s not always worth it. We can stay at home and have a similiar experience for the price of ONE movie ticket for a whole month’s worth of movies. Plus my youngest can go to the bathroom all on her own while I get to watch the whole show.
Who doesn’t love Scooby Doo? Oh yes, that’s right; no one. Years ago I remembering watching it over and over again, and twenty years later my kids are watching the same thing!
What to snack on?
How could you not be hungry when Shaggy and Scooby are swallowing piles of burgers and pizza every 15 minutes? It was an obvious choice to make the oh so popular Scooby snack. If you want to make this really easy you can purchase ready made cookie dough. I had a craving for gingerbread so we went with that. Plus I think the brown cookie looks just like the ones in the cartoon. Kids totally notice that kind of stuff!
I made some regular bones to add a little Halloween-ness to the batch. In addition to the bones we cut out fun Halloween shapes that they painted them with royal icing. They were very pretty but I ‘forgot’ to take a picture of them.
Here are the recipes you need to make Scooby snacks shown above…
- 3 1/3 c all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 3/4 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cloves
- 1/2 cinnamon
- 1/2 c + 1 tbsp shortening, melted and cooled slightly
- 1/2 c + 1 tbsp molasses
- 1/2 c + 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1/4 c + tsp water
- 1/2 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Sift dry ingredients.
- In a medium bowl mix shortening, molasses, brown sugar, egg, water, and vanilla until smooth.
- Gradually stir in the dry ingredients.
- Form dough into a disk and cover with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut into desired shapes.
- Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes. They will look dry and be soft to the touch.
- Let cool on racks.
- Ice and decorate.
Royal Icing Recipe
- 3 egg whites
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Mix ingredients in an electric mixer on low until combined.
- Turn the mixer to high and beat until peaks form.
- Mix in your favorite gel food coloring.
Stay home this weekend and watch Netflix. Yay!
Scooby Doo image credit.