12.10.2010

gingerbread men

this was serious business. look at these hard-at-work faces:

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alison and i planned to make gingerbread men with the kids using the leftover gingerbread from our house. the recipe was clearly not meant to take the form of little cookie men. alison and i managed to form ten or twelve deformed little men before we gave up (screaming/fighting children might have factored in to our defeat as well). once baked the cookies didn't look so bad, so the kids and i frosted that night. i tried a technique called "flooding" to frost mine. i don't know how i've never tried it before but it was really easy and i love the way they look.

do any of you have a tried and true recipe for gingerbread men? i want to give it another shot...

6 comments:

lisset said...

nash makes the best faces. period.

Harris Family said...

that looks like our cookie decorating.....

I want to try gingerbread houses-- you should post that recipe. Wish I had one for cookies...

Alifinale said...

Noted: do not attempt any project before naptime. Glad they turned out so cute. Here is my favorite recipe that we made last year.

Beth O said...

That flooding technique is so cool! If I get on the ball enough to frost cookies, I'll be emailing you :)

Beth O said...

that was me, J-ROK

Sondra said...

Liz I hope someday I will have just a quarter or the talent you have when it comes to..well everything! Your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you!