Thursday, December 24, 2009
family of gingerbread people
What a nice looking trio! And, they are standing outside Niece Ashley's gingerbread house.
I found my inspiration for the gingerbread men here; although, I forgot to add the sugar buttons before I baked the cookies - maybe I'll remember next year.
As long as the dough remained very cold, the cookies cut easily. I kept the dough as cool as possible, and refrigerated the cut cookies before baking.
This recipe does create a cookie that puffs somewhat (and bakes into a soft cookie). Niece Ashley thought the first little men we baked looked like ghosts...
The flavor compensates for any undesirable puffiness. This recipe yields a sharp gingerbread, with a bit of hot bite - exactly what I wanted for my gingerbread men.
Packaged and ready to be delivered - - -