Friday, December 24, 2010

Gingerbread cookies!

I decided to make Gingerbread cookies this year.  I got the recipe from the "Tales of the Coopkeeper" Blog on my blog list.  I made the dough yesterday and let it chill overnight.  I made a few changes to the recipe.  I used butter instead of shortening, and I used cinnamon instead of nutmeg.
I had been looking for gingerbread boy cookie cutters for several days and had come up with nothing. DH was going to Turkey Creek ( big shopping center) for something so I asked him to look for me. He came home with a large Gingerbread Girl, bigger than my hand, and a mix with a Gingerbread Boy in it. We were expecting the Gingerbread Boy to be normal size but it is a mini one!

This morning I pulled out the dough and had a blast making the cookies.  It took me a little practice to get the girls on the cookie sheet in one piece, but with the help of my rolling pin I had success.  I can only get two girls on the cookie sheet at a time, and since they require 10 minutes and the little guys need only 7 minutes we had to segregate them on the cookie sheets!
These are delicious cookies!  I will make them again!  I doubled the recipe and got 8 big girl cookies and a ton of the little boys.  Tomorrow, I am taking the big cookies and all the decorating stuff to my MIL's so that the kids can decorate them.  The little guys will go to just for the snacking table. 
I wish each and every one of you a blessed Christmas Day!
Until next time, Happy Weaving and Cookie Dunking, Tina


LA said...

I just saw some medium size gingerbread man cutters at Krogers here in Oak Ridge!!! You might want to check after Christmas for next year! Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

They sound yummie. Merry Christmas.

Maggie said...

That's my kind of Christmas celebration! Merry Christmas!

roxie said...

What a treat! Merry, merry!