Sunday, October 21, 2012

Frogger....Joe Frogger

By day he's a Ginger Rum Molasses night Joe Frogger. (Yeah, I wanted to go all James Bond but all I could think about was the video game Frogger)  I'm surprised by this, as I've never played it in my life.  (but I do recall a Big Bang Theory episode about it)

Let's hope my cookies don't end up squished on the road!

Wilton Halloween Linzer Cookie Cutters
I am wondering if  I'll be able to use my new cookie cutters for these Ginger Rum Molasses Cookies.  I bought these lovely Wilton Linzer Cookie Cutters and have been wanting to try them out.  So perfect just before Halloween.

I just need to think of a filling that will compliment the ginger rum molasses cookie.  Chocolate?  Dulce de Leche? Pumpkin?  Maple?  Of course this decision is way bigger than just a filling.  If I do this, it will be deviating from a recipe.  I am 'by the book' when following recipes.  If a recipe is great and I love it.....I don't mess with it.  And if I've never tried a recipe, I wouldn't dream of deviating from it before I even know what the end result is supposed to be like.  (unless it is by accident...and that seems to happen regularly) 
Admittedly, I'm not really changing the recipe just adding to it. Embellishing if you will.  Bedazzling even.  (unless it doesn't turn out....and well.... we've all seen bedazzling gone bad)

I re-read the recipe and the directions and noticed that the cookie dough needs to rest in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
 So I've decided to make the dough the night before and let it chill in the fridge overnight.  The dough smells and tastes fantastic.  I can't wait to bake up these cookies!


I liked making the cookie dough the night before.  It is nice breaking up the tasks.  And how great knowing that all I had to do today was bake the cookies. (the mess of making the dough all cleaned up the night before) 

The dough straight from the fridge was easy to work with.  But the dough did soften up very fast and I found that it was better to work with smaller pieces of the dough so that the remainder stayed chilled in the fridge.  It rolled out beautifully and I was able to use my Linzer cookie cutters. (joy!)

And I used my standard halloween cookie cutters as well.

Now to pop them in the oven and wait that agonizing 8 minutes for them to bake. 
D'oh!  I forgot the sanding sugar.  I was doing so well.  Didn't forget a thing.  Good thing I've got way more cookies to bake!!  I found some red and yellow sanding sugar in the cupboard. (whew)
I did find that the linzer cookies did better if I put the cookies into the fridge to chill again before baking them off.  My first batch the cutouts in the middle didn't keep their shape.

All in all, I am very pleased with the outcome of these cookies.  I loved the flavour and the texture of the cookies.  But let me show you how they turned out.

Oh, and the filling for these (also the dip) is a pumpkin cream cheese icing.  It was easy to pull together....pumpkin puree, cream cheese and icing sugar.  I just added some colouring for the linzer cookie filling.  I liked dipping the cookies into it as well. 



Final Verdict?  This recipe is a keeper. 



  1. Wow, your cookies are gorgeous! Especially the linzer... I have the Christmas shapes, didn't know there were Halloween ones. The pumpkin cream cheese icing sounds delicious.

  2. wow! love what you did with the cookies :) so pretty :) (but now i want to spread some dulce de leche on mine!)

    1. Yes, I think dulce de leche would be great with these cookies. I just saw that eagle brand has their own dulce de leche product now.

  3. What a great idea to pair these with a dip like your pumpkin cream cheese icing... and I just so happen to have a little extra dulce de leche in the fridge that I will have to dip some of my cookies in! Nice job and a funny blog. The bedazzled/be-bad part cracked me up! LOL!

  4. Wow, these look amazing! I didn't even know you could get Halloween linzer cutters, and these are so festive with the colored fillings... So impressed that you were able to roll and cut these so beautifully, what a smashing success!

  5. Love the linzer idea...good call! So cute. Now all I am thinking about is making some dulce de leche to dip my cookies in...yum!

  6. What a great idea, yours are gorgeous!

  7. Cuteness!!!! I love your cookie cutters- they worked so well on your cookie dough-great job on this cookie project-I'm inspired;-)