No one in my family likes gingerbread men other than me. But I can’t imagine taking them off my holiday baking list. I just love how gingerbread look and I like the flavors and crunchy cookies.
Last year, I spent a lot of time decorating my gingerbread family cookies, but afterward I couldn’t bite into them without feeling extremely guilty. This year I needed to remedy that.
I found holiday message in a cookie cutters from William Sonoma that come in three holiday shapes, including a gingerbread cut out. I think the gingerbread cut out is cute since the gingerbread already have smiling faces on them. Since I didn’t have to do additional decorating, I felt a little less attached to these cookies and was able to eat them.
I love how cute these gingerbread men look and I like that I was able to write different messages on the body of the cookies. Recently I did a giveaway for the regular William Sonoma message in a cookie cutters and I asked readers to tell me what messages they would put on the cookies. I got a lot of great responses which I plan on using soon. For this test run, I took a few of the messages. The cookies say “Happy Holidays,” “Eat Me,” “Nom Nom” and “Don’t Eat Me.” The little baby gingerbread kids have “Hi” written on their tummys.
I’m a big Hello Kitty fan, so when I saw Hello Kitty dressed up in a gingerbread outfit I had to get it. =)
I used the same recipe as last year, which can be found here.