Dec 26, 2010

{ Scrabble Made out of Gingerbread }

I have a fondness for all things wordy and lettery, hense loving SCRABBLE. I made those scrabble necklaces and my little sister loved it! So I just stumbled onto this from a girl named Ali, she is the creative soul behind and I had to post it. Such a cute idea.

Here is the Method of pure cuteness:

Heat oven to 350F.
Prepare the gingerbread cookie dough.  Once it is ready, place a dough third on a large piece of lightly floured parchment paper or wax paper. Using a rolling pin, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. (Refrigerate again for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to cut out the cookies if needed.)
Using a knife or a pizza cutter, carefully cut the dough to make a grid of Scrabble tiles.  You can be as precise about this as you would like.  (Mine were not that precise!)  Actual Scrabble tiles measure 2 cm x 1.5 cm, so if you want to be exact, I would size them 1/2 cm smaller, knowing that they will expand slightly when cooked.  In American Scrabble, there are traditionally 100 tiles.  See the tip below for the letter and points distribution.
Once you have your desired amount of “tiles”, lay them out on a cookie sheet at least 1″ apart, and bake until crisp but not darkened, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven. Let sit a few minutes and then use a metal spatula to transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare your Royal icing according to directions, and carefully make a strong border around the outside of each tile.  Then fill with the slighly diluted icing.  Use an edible marker to write a letter and point value on each “tile”.
Then use them to play, eat, and enjoy!!

  • 2 blank tiles (scoring 0 points)
  • 1 pointE ×12A ×9I ×9O ×8N ×6R ×6T ×6L ×4S ×4U ×4
  • 2 pointsD ×4G ×3
  • 3 pointsB ×2C ×2M ×2P ×2
  • 4 pointsF ×2H ×2V ×2W ×2Y ×2
  • 5 pointsK ×1
  • 8 pointsJ ×1X ×1
  • 10 pointsQ ×1Z ×1

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