I found a cookie cutter in the form of a squirrel, and have an idea of making molasses spice roll cookies with it. I'd like to incorporate almonds into the dough -- will get thinly sliced almonds and crush them so that there are little shards of almond, and spice it with ginger, cinnamon, ground star anise and black pepper.
Gingerbread cookie recipes that I've been looking at say that they are cakey rather than crisp, but what I have in mind is more crunchy but still brown with molasses. Does anyone have a tip or a recipe? Thanks!