Merlin’s Soft Ginger Cookie Recipe (The Sword in the Stone)

INTRODUCTION

Welcome back friends! This week we’ll be baking Merlin’s soft ginger cookies from Disney’s The Sword in the Stone.

This recipe is featured when Arthur drops in on Merlin for the first time. Of course Merlin is expecting him, with tea and these large delicious-looking cookies waiting for him!

I am a fan of chewy cookies and these are perfect! All the taste of a gingersnap or gingerbread, but with more bounce! They pair well with black tea, but I’m sure you could experiment with other types of beverages too!

MERLIN’S SOFT GINGER COOKIES
  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and salt, then set this bowl aside.
  2. In another large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the butter and the 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and then the molasses and water to the creamed butter, and mix again thoroughly.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky when ready.
  5. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour or more, then remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper. 
  7. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar to a small mixing bowl and set it aside.
  8. Scoop out portions of 1 to 2 tablespoons of dough, rolling them into balls bout an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. Toss each cookie dough ball in the bowl of sugar to coat, then place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes (this varies per oven so keep an eye on them) or until the top of the cookie begins to crinkle and the bottom sides turn golden brown.
  10. Let cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire cooking rack to cool completely.
  11. Enjoy!

Sir Kay’s Turkey Leg Recipe

Sir Kay's Turkey Leg Recipe (Sword in the Stone)

INTRODUCTION

Welcome back friends! This week we are roasting the turkey legs Sir Kay eats in Disney’s The Sword in the Stone.

Sir Kay's Turkey Leg Recipe (Sword in the Stone)

This recipe is featured near the beginning of the film, in a scene that establishes Sir Kay’s contemptible nature. He munches on this turkey leg as he declares his indifference about Arthur’s whereabouts and safety. When I was little, I remember being fascinated at how easily he eats the meat off the bone.

Sir Kay's Turkey Leg Recipe (Sword in the Stone)

Sir Kay's Turkey Leg Recipe (Sword in the Stone)

This was an experimental recipe to be sure, but super fun to research! I looked up what kind of spices cooks had available and used on their meat during the Sword in the Stone’s time period, then created this rub! It is delicious, but I will warn you it is rich. I would definitely pair it with something fresh like a salad or another fruit or vegetable.

Sir Kay's Turkey Leg Recipe (Sword in the Stone)

Sir Kay's Turkey Leg Recipe (Sword in the Stone)

TURKEY LEGS
  • 2 Turkey legs
  • 1/16 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of minced onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 3/4 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • Honey
INSTRUCTIONS (TURKEY LEGS)
  1. Combine the black pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder, ginger, minced onion, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Pat the turkey legs dry and place them in a large roasting pan. 
  4. Rub and pat the seasoning over and into the turkey legs.
  5. Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the pan around the turkey legs.
  6. Roast the turkey legs for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  7. Bring the drumsticks out of the oven and glaze with honey then put them back into the oven for 10 to 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 170 F.
  8. Remove the roasting pan from the oven, cover it with foil, and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  9. Once cool enough to eat, remove the foil and enjoy!