gingerbread people

December 24, 2009 § 3 Comments

Happy holidays, happy solstice, happy almost end of the year . . .

Just a few days ago it was really feeling like “winter” in Miami with temps in the 50s! It’s back to the 70s now, and up to 80 tomorrow, so we’ll just have to pretend and go ahead with the “winter favorites” anyway.

My sister and I made the gingerbread people pictured above a couple of years ago and they were delicious. We scoured the stores to find a gingerbread person cut out (since we decided to make these on a whim), and ended up using a very large gingerbread person shape that is meant to form pancakes.

We used, and will be using again, a recipe from Food and Wine, and I don’t recall making any adjustments to the cookie recipe.

I would suggest dusting the dough in flour before rolling it out because it got very sticky for our first round of cutouts.

We also cut the icing recipe in half.

They are crisp on the edges and soft in the middle. The cookies have a wonderfully sweet, spicy, and warm taste. Plus, they are just so cute!

Next on the baking agenda: a gingerbread house. I haven’t made one of these since I was a little kid. So, I’ll keep you posted on the plans and results.

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