Survive This – Attack of the Ninjabread Men! (Survival Saturday)


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This is not our usual Survival Saturday kind of post. We were over at the McBombfunk’s and Mrs B had a gingerbread kit from Christmas, so we decided to make that. It was quite the ordeal to be honest.  There is a reason I’m not a cook.


So the adventure began when I started reading the directions. It called for room temp butter. I told Mrs Bombfunk to microwave some, as it was all in the fridge. We melted it right down to liquid. Then the measuring cups they owned had lines halfway up the cup and I thought that was the line. So once I combined all the ingredients it was supposed to be all clumpy together. Instead, it was still just fine flour not really sticking together. Turns out the properties of room temp butter is VERY different from melted butter. Plus, I had used half the amount of water and honey called for.  We finally got it straightened out and ready to shape.


I hadn’t rolled the gingerbread out as thin as I was supposed to, so we ended up with only 6 Ninjabread men instead of 12. And one of them had a “slight” head injury due to my thumb accidentally squashing him when I pushed him out of the mold. But overall, considering the trouble I’d had with putting it all together, they looked like they were on the attack and ready to take on anyone.


While they were baking I put together the frosting/glazing. Well, those darn measuring cups fooled me again only this time it was in the opposite direction and the glazing turned out very milky instead of firming up.

Then the fun began.

Besides the frosting, there was also a bag of hard candy little beads to be used as eyes, etc.  Here’s how everything turned out.








And if that wasn’t enough, we were trying for a stealth Ninja but he kind of turned into a Sad Clown Ninja.



Cthulhu Ninja Clown is SAD 😦


The actual gingerbread was pretty good but the glazing was too sweet and the little hard candies were almost inedible. Mrs B ate her’s like this:


Once it was all said and done, we had fun. If I’d been trying for serious pictures it would have been an epic fail, but like I said, there is a reason I’m not a top chef with my own tv show.  Bookstooge Ramsay I am not!



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52 thoughts on “Survive This – Attack of the Ninjabread Men! (Survival Saturday)

  1. salonimore1702 says:

    Those look REALLY good 🙂

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  2. I love the Chhulhu Ninja!!! As a matter of fact I love the whole idea of Ninja Gingerbread Men… 🙂

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  3. Haha, that looks like a lot of fun! I think I need ninja cookie cutters in my life. (To be fair, there are plenty of cookie recipes in which if you melt the butter all the way, it ends up just fine. Then sometimes, it doesn’t. I almost always forget to take the butter out to get it to room temp first lol.)

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  4. YouKneeK says:

    LOL, that’s too funny. They look like ninjas that lost a fight with clowns. 🙂 It looks like it was a lot of fun to do!

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  5. I love those sad looking ninjas! I bet they all tasted pretty good after that hard work!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      They weren’t bad. I actually ate some of the chilled cookie dough before baking and that was good. They were thicker than normal so once cooked were still soft, which Mrs B and I both liked. We’re not fans of crunchy cookies…


  6. No Fair!
    False advertising!
    You got ripped off, Stoogie.
    We were promised Ninjas!!!
    Tee hee! Just kidding. I like your evil clown monsters.

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  7. Manuel Antao says:

    I gave a hand scrawled recipe to a friend which involved finely chopped onion and a sliced clove of garlic. The following week I was told the results were inedible – turned out they didn’t know the difference between a clove and a bulb. Sometimes there’s only so much you can do…ROTFL!!

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  8. LOL those are so cute! Honestly who cares what they look like as long as they taste good! I LOVE gingerbread cookies. LOVE THEM. This totally gives me ideas too for my daughter’s karate class. They threw a Christmas party last year and she wore a shirt there that said “Can’t catch me, I’m the Ninja Bread Man” and the senseis got a kick out of it.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I ate some of the dough and really liked that. But I’ve always preferred cookie dough to cookies just about any day.

      That is hilarious about your daughter 😀 Is it kenpo karate? If so, what belt has she earned up to?


  9. Ahahaha, I’m laughing at this, so cool 😀

    I think I can hear your gingerbread ninjas…? They are screaming ‘please kill me’ 😀

    That sounds like a real fun day though! And I bet they still tasted pretty good!

    I’ve built a freaking gingerbread house a couple of years ago and it was SO fiddly and looked like crap. My mum always made the most beautiful & neat ones for us kids. with trees, fences & little people.. I appreciate it SO MUCH more now 😀

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Yeah, the poor things had to be put out of their misery pretty quick 😀

      I think the last time I made a gingerbread house was back in the late 90’s and we used preformed gingerbread squares? Made it super easy. I don’t think I’d EVER attempt it from scratch, not after this experiment.

      It is amazing what our parents have done for us isn’t it? Sometimes I wonder how they did it all.

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  10. savageddt says:

    Some kick ass bread men mate. Having fun is all it is about….

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  11. Ola G says:

    LOL, it really was a survival of the fittest… seems like the gingerbread ninja are not so fit after all 😉
    Btw, I have a similar set in my possession and we love to decorate them for Christmas 😉

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  13. pcbushi says:

    10/10 would eat in a doomsday survival scenario

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  14. Darren Jones says:

    I can remember making gingerbread houses in church youth group (with Diane Sandford, if you remember her, Bookstooge). She was WAY more patient with us than we deserved. And mine always turned out horribly.

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  15. If I were you, I’d be careful around the holidays. The Ninjabread Men will come for their revenge.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Maybe that can be the theme of the next Shrek film. Gingy the gingerbreadman can lead a loveable but rogue’ish crew of gingerbread man of all types against “something or other” and everyone will laugh and have a good time.

      I’m documenting this idea so I can sue and get rich when it happens.

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  16. hahaha well even the one with the head injury looks highly edible 😂 I especially like sad clown ninja 😉 Also Mrs B eats ginger/ninjabread men the same way I do- arms and legs first… aiming for maximum torture!!! 😉

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  17. The final product had me laughing out loud! Who would’ve thought that ninjas could ever look like that. 😛 😛

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  18. ericarobyn says:

    Oh my! I LOVE these!

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