Stick It To The (Gingerbread) Man

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If you wanna rock, you gotta break the rules! You gotta get mad at the man – and decorate biscuits.

Stick It To The (Gingerbread) Man - a School of Rock inspired festive snack!


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Originally a 2003 movie starring Jack Black, School of Rock subsequently opened as a musical on Broadway in 2015. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellowes, the musical follows Dewey Finn, an out of work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. With his unconventional ways, Dewey convinces some of his students to enter the Battle of the Bands, and in order to help them “really rock”, Dewey says they need to get angry at “the man”. He explains that the man is responsible for everything wrong with the world, and together they sing Stick it to the Man.

Rant and rave
and scream and shout.
Get all of your aggression out.
They try to stop you,
let ‘em know
exactly where they all can go.
And do it just as loudly as you can!
Stick it to the man.

Cream soft brown sugar with unsalted butter and mix in the egg followed by the remaining dry ingredients (which “the man” would tell you to sieve first but screw him!). Roll the dough between two sheets of baking parchment or cling film / plastic wrap and then chill out for at least half an hour (preferably allowing your rolled dough to do likewise in the fridge.) Cut out your mini rockstars using suitable cookie cutters – I cut out my guitars by eye in the end, but you could make a template in card.

Bake your gingerbread men for 10 minutes in a preheated oven (180C). Once out of the oven, use a sharp knife to add any extra details to your guitars while the biscuits are still soft. When cool, go nuts with decoration with gold sugar boots, gold stars, and more! A paste of icing sugar and hot water will make a useful glue to help stick it to the gingerbread man!

 

Stick It To The (Gingerbread) Man - a School of Rock inspired festive snack!

Serves Makes about 10, depending on cookie cutter size

Stick It To The (Gingerbread) Man
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Ingredients

  • 170g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp ground ginger
  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 170g soft brown sugar
  • ½ egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Cream soft brown sugar with unsalted butter and mix in the egg followed by the remaining dry ingredients.
  2. Roll the dough between two sheets of baking parchment or cling film / plastic wrap and then chill out for at least half an hour.
  3. Cut out your mini rockstars using suitable cookie cutters.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  5. Bake the gingerbread men for 10 minutes. Once out of the oven, use a sharp knife to add any extra details to your guitars while the biscuits are still soft.
  6. When cool, go nuts with decoration - a paste of icing sugar and hot water will make a useful glue to help stick it to the gingerbread man!
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