Monday, November 28, 2011

Gingerbread Heads

The season of giving will be upon us in just a few short days. I love December. People start baking and sharing sweets with friends and family … even people that might not normally bake any other time of the year. There is just something about the holidays and baking for others that makes people feel good to give.

I like to give fudge, pies, cake balls, cookies… cookies … and more cookies. I don’t really have a favorite kind though. But, one thing I like to do is make people smile, so I thought I would make some sweet little gingerbread cookies to share and get the season started off right.

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I like my sweets on the smaller side, so I end up with larger numbers. That way I have enough goodies to give away and enough to keep for me. I wanted to make gingerbread men, but I decided to just make the heads for two reasons:

One … more cookies.

Two … I could have fun and focus on their faces …

oh and three…… less piping and less chances for my icing to look crooked. : )

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Ooooh, ginger, cinnamon and cloves.

Can you smell it?

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Add the spices to your flour … it will make your dough delicious.

I don’t have pics of the rest of the ingredients, but we don’t want to look at those anyway.

We want cookies. Cute cookies.

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I used a small cookie cutter to make the base for the faces.

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Little bitty blank canvases.

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Where to start?

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Well, I have to start by drawing ideas out first. Otherwise my faces would look all mangled. I use the same cutter to make several circle shapes on paper and sketch away. Then I place sprinkles on top of the drawings to see what works. It helps for me to have a point of reference when I start piping.

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Ugh. I’m all excited about the possibilities up until right before I actually start. I always envision the cookies perfect in my head, but my hands just don’t like to play ball. They get shaky and then I get nervous and then my lines get more wobbly than they would if I just wouldn’t think about it.

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This is pretty good though and probably as good as it’s gonna get.

Can someone please tell me how to make the lines meet without overlapping. My release needs work.

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Since the edges of the cookies weren’t completely flat, I tried using the cutter dipped in flour to make a guide on the cookie. You can see a hint of the outline above.

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It helped some… or not.

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Once you pipe on all the details, you can start adding sprinkles for accents.

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Or you could pipe them on in different icing colors. I chose sprinkles so I could control the shapes and so I didn’t have to mix a bunch of colors for tiny details.

Confetti sprinkles in different sizes, shapes and colors worked great for cheeks, eyes and bows.

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Gingerheads. Look how cute. These are sure to make someone smile.

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Big smiles. Big cheeks. And hopefully happy recipients.

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See how versatile the jumbo flower sprinkle is.

When I finished playing with gingerbread heads, I powered up to pipe snowmen faces.

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Looking good.

By the way, so glad I stocked up on black confetti sprinkles this Halloween. They do come in handy.

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I’ve only really made decorated cookies a handful of times. And they’ve all been since I started blogging. Usually I will pipe the outline and let it dry before filling in the shape. But I wanted to be like my cookie decorating friends and make my edges look seamless and my tops puffy.

So I tried my icing consistency somewhere in between the outline and the flood consistency. I drew the outline and started filling in right away.

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Crossing fingers it doesn’t flow over the sides.

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Yay! Success.

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I think I like doing cookies this way better.

These were easier than the gingerbread faces because you aren’t as focused on lines that could be wonky.

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Again, I just used sprinkles to make most of the accents.

Confetti sprinkles, sugar crystals and coated sunflower seeds, too.

Just place them carefully in position while the icing is still wet.

Wait to draw on any details though, until completely dry.

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I think this little guy might be my favorite snowman face. His hat is so sweet.

The earmuffs are tic tacs which don’t really go with gingerbread, but they were the right size and color.

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Pipe the bottom half of the face first and let it dry. Then outline the shapes for the hat and fill it in with more icing. While it’s still wet, dip it in sugar crystals. If you lose any of the shapes, you can press in slightly with a toothpick.

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I don’t know what she’s wearing. It’s not really a bow or a hat. Let’s say she’s British and call it a fascinator if anyone asks.

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These were incredibly fun to make and so colorful for using only white icing. So even if you’re not a cookie decorating wizard, you can still make adorable treats with simple sprinkles. Which ones would you like to be given?

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Gingerbread Cookies

5 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup butter, slightly soft
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses

  • Sift flour, soda, salt and spices together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and mix until combined.
  • Add molasses and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until combined and a dough forms.
  • Divide dough into four sections and shape each into a flattened disc.
  • Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out each disc between two sheets of parchment paper using a rolling pin.
  • Flour the sides of the paper that will touch the dough to make it a little easier to release.
  • Cut out shapes and remove excess dough to reuse.
  • Leave cutouts on parchment paper and transfer to cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cool on cooling rack.

For the icing, mix together four cups confectioner’s sugar and four tablespoons meringue powder with about four tablespoons water. If it’s too thick, add more water a teaspoon at a time. Or if it’s too thin, add more confectioner’s sugar. Decorate using a #2 to outline and #3 tip to fill in.

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P.S. Thought you might like to see my mess. I usually place sprinkles I’m using in the caps of the containers they come in so I can sort through and find the color I need. But when I get excited and impatient, things start to look like this. I waste a lot of sprinkles this way.

Do you give goodies during the holidays? What’s your favorite sweet to share?

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Kim said...

Sorry, maybe I missed this, but did you post the frosting recipe? I would love to make cut out cookies with the satiny smooth frosting you used. Thanks!

November 28, 2011 11:36 AM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I superlove your piped gingerbread faces! The blue sugar hats are completely the cutest EVER!! Thanks Bakerella :o)

November 28, 2011 11:36 AM
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Adriana Chavez said...

These cookies are fantastic !!! I love all of them.

November 28, 2011 11:48 AM
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Julia said...

I’m so so SOOO excited, because I’m making the snowmen cookies today or later this week!!! It’s a very hard decision which I would rather get. I’m swaying towards the snowmen, but then I look at the cute faces of the gingerbread…… Hmmmmmmmmm. I’m gonna have to go with….. Snowmen. I cannot get enough of the cute hats and noses and just everything about them!

Also, Bakerella, sorry if you’ve said it 5000 times, but where do you get those coated sunflower seeds and what brand are they?

November 28, 2011 11:55 AM
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Julia said...

@Kim (101)

I noticed the icing recipe in the paragraph right below the gingerbread recipe. It’s 4 cups confectioners sugar, 4 tbsp meringe powder, and about 4 tbsp water.

November 28, 2011 11:58 AM
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Susan said...

These are absolutely adorable…I can see another book in your future!!

November 28, 2011 12:00 PM
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Catarina said...

OMG!!! I love these cutes. They are so adorable. I want to try to make them too.

Thank you for your wonderful inspiration

Catarina

November 28, 2011 12:11 PM
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Holly said...

Hello ! Just thinking about you the other day.Hope you are doing well.Lots to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving!
I love,love,love the snowmen! Truly adorable.They each have their own personality. Too sweet! Oh, yes, the gingerbread people are also but I am crazy for snowmen!

November 28, 2011 12:14 PM
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Amy said...

wow these are so adorable! you do such an amazing job and you are truley an inspiration!! thank you for sharing your work!

November 28, 2011 12:18 PM
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kathleen said...

you are the cutest person in the world. just the pictures of these make me smile.

November 28, 2011 12:26 PM
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Maira said...

These are adorable, I really want to make this!

November 28, 2011 12:50 PM
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Marty said...

I always give sweets. Last year I made three different flavored cake truffles (didn’t put them on a stick). These cookies look like they’d be a blast to decorate. Beautiful job!

November 28, 2011 01:45 PM
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Sarah said...

those are really cute!!

November 28, 2011 01:59 PM
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carolina said...

I looooved this cookies!!!!
I have one questioon, how did you draw the snowmen’s mouth?? is it with black icing??
I LOVE your blog Bakerella!!!

November 28, 2011 01:59 PM
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Rhnee said...

These are too cute for words!! How far in advance could I make the cookie dough? I have to make a whole lot of cookies and like to make the dough in advance and freeze/refrigerate it for several days before I decorate. Can I do that with this recipe?

November 28, 2011 02:37 PM
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Marie said...

I actually love them all! I wouldn’t mind one of each! haha Love the holidays!!

November 28, 2011 02:38 PM
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Hillary said...

Oh my goodness! These are so great. And so much more original than the typical gingerbread men! I am adding these to my Christmas cookie list.

I’m also doing a great Holiday Cookie Giveaway! Would love any and all of your followers to sign up for these delightful morsels!

http://gingerinthecity.com/2011/11/28/holiday-cookie-giveaway/

November 28, 2011 03:03 PM
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Debbie said...

So cute, too cute to eat actually. I especially love the snowmen!

November 28, 2011 03:05 PM
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Angela Willis said...

Well, thank you very much, Miss Angie… As always, right after Thanksgiving, i start looking for something to inspire me to make for my boy’s classroom Holiday treats. And as Always, you never disappoint!

November 28, 2011 03:24 PM
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Christie said...

How adorable. Wish I was good at baking.
The only thing I can really do are Scotcheroos or at least that is what everyone asks for around Christmas time.
Maybe I will try making these anyway.

November 28, 2011 03:34 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

I love icing (even the royal icing type which usually doesn’t taste very good), so I would be all about one of the snowpeople, especially the ones with the pretty hats!

November 28, 2011 03:35 PM
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AMANDA BRASHER said...

I have never made gingerbread before, but this is toooo cute to pass up. I will definitely be making these this year. You Rock!!!

November 28, 2011 03:57 PM
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kelley said...

those are amazing! you are my cookie hero. i have absolutely no patience for rolling out dough and piping on icing. i prefer to scoop and bake mine! there are a few cookies i make every christmas: coconut thumbprint shortbread cookies (ina garten!), pine nut fennel cookies (giada!) and those super easy peanut butter ritz dipped in white or milk chocolate.

November 28, 2011 04:29 PM
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katie said...

How stinkin CUTE!!!!!! LOVE them!! ALL of them!!!!! I want to make some!!!!!

p.s.: I love how you shared the pic of the mess!!!!!! I was starting to feel like I was the only baker/decorator who makes a huge crazy mess!!! I love to crop my mess out of great pics!! LOL!!

I love to give buckeyes, tons of cookies and coffee cake for Christmas! =)

November 28, 2011 05:08 PM
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Abby said...

I absolutely love these! So so so cute! :) I make gingerbread houses for my family and friends. They are very imperfect, but so cute. I think I may use your recipe next time I make them! Such cute snow people! Your icing is flawless! I need so much more practice to even come close to your skills. I better get my piping bags out…

:)

November 28, 2011 05:27 PM
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Joy said...

The snowmen cookies are completely adorable! I normally like my cookies sans frosting, but those are so cute, I might just have to make an exception. My favorite cookies to make are candy cane cookies (with almond extract instead of peppermint extract), and I usually make a few kinds with my family and for work.

November 28, 2011 06:00 PM
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Charlene said...

These are so cute–LOVE the snowmen. Can’t believe it’s just one color of icing–makes it so much easier!

November 28, 2011 06:26 PM
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Betty-Ann said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E-!-!-! Must make…I love, love, love these…You just made my day!

November 28, 2011 06:49 PM
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Olivia said...

Peanut butter candy me and my grandmother make!!!

November 28, 2011 06:54 PM
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Laura O said...

OMG…the snowman are incredible. I am actually inspired to try making them too. I think the kids would love them…but not sure where to find the blue tick taks in Canada :)

November 28, 2011 07:20 PM
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jean Evans said...

Love the snowman, I usually do a variety of cookies and give them to friends.

November 28, 2011 07:33 PM
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Judy Krabo said...

Oh so cute! what great ideas!

November 28, 2011 07:59 PM
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pickles said...

tyuiop

November 28, 2011 08:06 PM
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Marie Bingaman said...

Hello, Bakerella! We usually bake a few different kinds of cookies, and of course we have to make choc fudge (with walnuts), and choc peanut butter fudge…then close to Christmas, I will take a can into work to share with my coworkers. They look forward to it every year! :)

November 28, 2011 08:13 PM
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jane said...

So cute but how do you package them without messing them up?
Jane_Fuehrer@sbcglobal.net
Thanks!

November 28, 2011 08:14 PM
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Mary M. said...

I loved the gingerbread faces and then I loved loved loved the snowmen!!

November 28, 2011 08:21 PM
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Jamie said...

Your cookies are outrageously beautiful! My favorite cookie this time of year are Peanut Butter Kisses.

November 28, 2011 08:22 PM
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Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

These are super cute!!! I love the gingerbread boys and girls, and then I really love the snowmen!! Great ideas!

November 28, 2011 08:23 PM
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Kelley said...

Oh, I love these! I think I may give them a try…so cute (and they look yummy!)

November 28, 2011 08:32 PM
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Anne S. said...

These are so amazing! I would say on the icing – sometimes the beauty in the gift is a small sign that you made it yourself. :-)

November 28, 2011 08:35 PM
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Igee said...

I purchased your book this weekend and can’t wait to try my hand at lions, tigers and bears for an upcoming baby shower!!

The ginger heads are my favorite!!!!

November 28, 2011 09:02 PM
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Cherie said...

These are just adorable – too cute to actually eat. I make thousands of cookies and candies to give away at Christmas, but nothing this creative. I’m better at creative packaging and wrapping. My tired, old, arthritic fingers just won’t grip a frosting bag any longer. Thanks for all your inspirational ideas !!! Happy Holidays to you…………

November 28, 2011 09:27 PM
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Michelle G. said...

These are adorable!!!! I love the snowmen – maybe I’ll try making them for Christmas. You always come up with such great ideas. I’ve only just started to get into baking so I haven’t given sweet treats away for the holidays. I think this year I’ll try making some really festive cookies – my piping needs work though!

November 28, 2011 09:36 PM
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Jane J said...

All of these cookies are SO cute!!!! I will be making cookies for a bake sale soon, to benefit Kids With Cancer. I was thinking of making gingerbread men, for some of the cookies, but now I think I’ll be making gingerbread heads and snowmen!! Thanks for your inspiration!!! Oh – I give mainly cookies on my cookie trays, but also lots of different candies. I give old favorites, and try to add some new ones each year! I just made turkey cakepops, for my Granddaughter to take to Day Care. I guess they were a big hit!

November 28, 2011 09:37 PM
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Hanna said...

wow! i love these, they are so cute!! I like how different they all are and the snowmen are so adorable!! i might have to make some for my mom ’cause she loves snowmen more than anyone i know! love it

November 28, 2011 09:57 PM
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Shannon said...

I love giving out cake balls. Mine aren’t nearly as cute as yours, but they taste good! I also love to make caramel shortbread and something gingerbread. I made chai gingerbread bars last year that were okay. I want to try them again this year.

November 28, 2011 10:04 PM
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shorty! said...

I usually give peacan praline cookies drizzled with white chocolate. So good! : ) Love the snowmen! Those would be fun to make with my little cousins.

November 28, 2011 10:31 PM
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Danica said...

You are so crazy amazing talented!!! I love reading your blog :)

November 28, 2011 10:43 PM
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Phyllis said...

The Gingerbread Heads are the BEST!!! I’ll do these…just a GREAT idea……….. I make about 50-60#’s of Peanut Brittle, and dozens after dozens of decorated Sugar Cookies and about 15 other sweets. We like to give them as “From Our Home to Yours” during Christmas..

November 28, 2011 11:06 PM
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crystal said...

oh my goodness! these are SO cute!

November 28, 2011 11:30 PM
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Kelynn said...

oh bakerella! this is a wonderful gift for x’mas. totally gonna try it out. love the gingerbread faces.

November 29, 2011 12:21 AM
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Cindy said...

I love, love these!!! The snowmen are my favorite, but the gingerbread sure make me smile! :)

November 29, 2011 01:40 AM
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Victoria said...

Tic tacs for ear muffs? Genius!

Needless to say, I loooove the snowmen!

Last year we brought homemade marshmallows and homemade caramels & licorice to our holiday gatherings. They were a hit! (Especially with the chocolate fondue my SO’s mother brought – perfect for dipping those marshmallows!)

November 29, 2011 02:41 AM
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Magdalena Vargas said...

SO CUTE LOVE THEM ALL!!!!! : )

November 29, 2011 03:23 AM
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Anne said...

really cute!

November 29, 2011 04:06 AM
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katherine said...

love the cookies. inspires me to make some for the holidays even though i have such a small kitchen for now!

November 29, 2011 04:10 AM
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Isty said...

I am on your blog DAILY looking for new posts. i was so excited to see this one. I admire your creativity and your ability to always do something new and original!

November 29, 2011 05:35 AM
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Kara said...

Holy Adorable!!! I am totally making these with my nieces!

November 29, 2011 05:51 AM
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Hollis said...

What size cookie cutter did you use? They are sooo cute!

November 29, 2011 08:18 AM
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blue j said...

These are absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to do these with my girls. :)

November 29, 2011 08:56 AM
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Michelle said...

So adorable, wow, never thought to make heads instead of ginger men & ginger ladies. Thank you for sharing.

November 29, 2011 09:41 AM
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sherri lynn @ life of a wife said...

These are the cutest cookies ever! I think the snowmen are my favorite! You have talent! :)

November 29, 2011 10:17 AM
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Leigh said...

Love it! Ginger heads is such a cute name! And making just heads is so much easier. The ginger snow heads are adorable too. And thank you for showing us your “mess”.

November 29, 2011 10:28 AM
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One Simple Way said...

Your cookies look awesome.

November 29, 2011 10:50 AM
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Jordan said...

I absolutely love these! I’m totally go to attempt (key word is attempt lol) to make these! I’m in love with the snowmen.

November 29, 2011 01:31 PM
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Deborah King said...

I’ve just found the cookies I’m making for my cookie exchange.
So cute. .Thanks for sharing.

November 29, 2011 01:36 PM
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Kristi said...

These are whimsical in the best way. Your creativity is amazing!

Can you tell me what size cookie cutter you used?

Thanks for the great idea!

November 29, 2011 02:49 PM
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Danielle H. said...

I love all of your cookies! My aunt and I get together every year a few weekends before Christmas and bake up tons of goodies. We have our old favorites like monster cookies, and peanut butter balls, and various candies, but we also try to do a few new things each year. I believe your gingerbread heads are going to be one of those! I have sprinkle envy – you have the best collection!!!

November 29, 2011 03:23 PM
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Sarah said...

These recipes get me excited for holiday baking :) http://ricekrispiesholiday.ca/

http://ricekrispiesholiday.ca/whoami

November 29, 2011 03:40 PM
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Jen said...

Every year I have to make dark and white chocolate dipped pretzel sticks with crushed peppermint. Yum.

November 29, 2011 04:22 PM
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Christine said...

the snowman with the blue hat is my favorite! i can’t believe how you got the detail of the hat segments to stay. trust me, your piping is beautiful! thanks for sharing bakerella!

November 29, 2011 05:20 PM
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Alysha said...

I was so inspired by these when I saw them, I went out today and got everything. Silly me! I went to make them, didn’t read through the entire recipe and was shocked to find the dough needs to refrigerate for several hours or overnight! Although, I’m sure they’ll be worth the wait.

November 29, 2011 05:20 PM
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Minivanmama said...

Your designs are beautiful! The photos and step-by-step instructions (and helpful tips) are great, too. Oh, and I love the layout of your website!

November 29, 2011 05:27 PM
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CC said...

I have what we call OCD (Obsessive Christmas Disorder) I loveeee the holidays! I bake sugar cookies at least once a week but my new favorite is gingerbread dinos. My favorite thing to recieve food wise is my aunt’s homemade fudge. Pure happiness and bliss in each chocolately square! Well Happy Holidays Bakerella!

November 29, 2011 06:00 PM
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Cookie Collette said...

OMG Bakerella!!!! They look DELICIOUS!!! I’ll probably try baking them soon!!!

November 29, 2011 06:02 PM
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Jenn said...

WOW!!! Amazing. I don’t usually care for gingerbread cookies, but you make those look delicious and adorable! Love them. You are so talented!

November 29, 2011 06:11 PM
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Linda said...

Beautiful, and they made me smile. I agree, small is better for the holidays. I like the variety it affords.

November 29, 2011 06:59 PM
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Alma said...

These look great! :) Will have to try to make them.

November 29, 2011 08:00 PM
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Gem said...

If that is bad piping I would be ashamed to show you mine! These are adorable Bakerella.

November 29, 2011 08:00 PM
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Dixie Lee said...

I love to give cookies and peppermint bark. We have a collection of snow man cutters and I will be adding these precious faces to our list this year!!

November 29, 2011 08:21 PM
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Ella said...

I’m not a huge fan of gingerbread, but I do love building a gingerbread house ;) My favorite holiday treats are candy canes, I just LOVE them! Do you think you could make something out of it? It would be AMAZING!! =D

November 29, 2011 08:23 PM
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Melissa Frances said...

OMG you are amazing…love these cute little items of sweetness that makes me smile!!

thanks for sharing

melissa

November 29, 2011 09:41 PM
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Robin said...

LOVE the Snowman cookies. I think I will try these with sugar cookies…we are not big gingerbread fans here at my house…but they are so very cute!

November 29, 2011 09:52 PM
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Lori Souter said...

I absolutely LOVE these gingerheads! I have to make some of these! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Lori

November 29, 2011 10:02 PM
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Marioly said...

Hi Bakerella! i have a little question, what you mean with Meringue powder?? do you made it?? or you actually buy it like that? or is just eggs whites and sugar??? i would love to make this recipe but im just not sure about the meringue powder, please help me! hahahah, btw, you are awesome and those cookies are adorable as everything you do!
THANK YOU!

November 29, 2011 10:12 PM
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Louanne Seipt said...

I make cakepops for people- everyone loves them and can’t believe how easy they are; attached to each is a recipe!@!!!

November 29, 2011 10:13 PM
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Dani said...

They look soooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Homemade marshmellows for Christmas is a tradition I started with my oldest daughter ever since she was born :-)) We’re on our 5th year now!! She and I both LOVE your website…she enjoys looking at all the colorful pictures of yummy goodies and I bought my niece your cake pops kit for Christmas!!! We’re big fans!!! Keep up the wonderful work!!!

November 29, 2011 10:16 PM
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Ashley said...

I love these! I will say I attempted them but I will say I have a lot of work on my decorating skills! I love your website! I am going to try the snowmen once I pick up the chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

November 29, 2011 10:31 PM
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Mikky said...

These are really cute. I especially love the girly snowwoman in the fuzzy hat. As for making treats at Xmas, I love Nanimo bars, I got my Mom’s recipe last year so I think I will try making them this year. I have to be careful though, cause if I am left alone with the pan I will eat them all up! :)
Mikky
http://www.todaloos.com
mikky@todaloos.com

Ps. Hope you go to & take tons of photos at your cool friends house who did that amazing Xmas decor the past two years. Can’t wait to see what her and her husband created this year!!

November 30, 2011 02:21 AM
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Lily @ Sugar and Slice said...

Oh I love love love the little snowman in his sparkly hat!
I also love seeing the mess you work in and seeing those cookies that aren’t exactly perfect! Its comforting to know that even the queen of baking likes her mess and it makes me feel like I could do this all too! Thank you again Bakerella x

November 30, 2011 05:06 AM
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Neesie said...

I think they are the most adorable cookies I’ve ever seen.
The snowmen are so cute I couldn’t possibly eat one.
They just make you smile ; D
I’ve just made some gingerbread men with moustaches but now I can take up the Christmas theme.
You are so talented and generous sharing your technique and idea’s. xoxo

November 30, 2011 05:52 AM
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ppx said...

omg, i usually just read your post but these are the MOST INSANELY cute cookies I HAVE EVER SEEN.
no exaggeration. you win the baking internet.

November 30, 2011 05:53 AM
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Jackie said...

Hi I love they look there so adorable. I’m going to try them but, living in a tropical my main problem is icing the humidity makes it nearly impossible for the icing to dry. If you have any idea I would be grateful.

Thanks

November 30, 2011 08:02 AM
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Lisa Inglis said...

just adorbs!
And Joy – I featured your book in my Holiday Gift Guide for Food Writers :)
http://www.coconutcopy.com/2011/11/holiday-gift-guide-for-food-writers.html

xo
Lisa

November 30, 2011 08:10 AM
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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh said...

I’m almost speechless. Those are the CUTEST things I’ve ever seen and something I never would’ve thought to do….until now!

November 30, 2011 08:54 AM
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Janet said...

These are stinkin’ cute!

November 30, 2011 10:02 AM
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Wendy S said...

These cookies are so cute! I think I will attempt some gingerbread cookies this year. I love to bake and usually give away banana bread, but this year I’m thinking gingerbread cookies :)

November 30, 2011 10:17 AM
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KB @ Home-Baked Happiness said...

I want some! I mean, I do plan on making gingerbread men… but yours are so much cuter!

I’m working on my to-make list for my annual gift boxes. Still mulling ideas, and working on finding a good maple (with syrup) fudge recipe.

November 30, 2011 11:43 AM
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Megan (Bakerella Fan!) said...

Simply adorable! I have a feeling I will be trying my hand at these this year!

November 30, 2011 11:52 AM
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Esther Tsang said...

Hello, I come from Hong Kong, I am your reader over a year. I bought your book in HK Pageone as well. You are so creative and amazing, I love your cake so much.

Your gingerbread head cookie make me can’t just “read” anymore, I want to make it nooooow ………….

Per your recipe, you use “cup” to measure butter or flour. Since I am a beginner, may I know 1 “cup” mean how many grams or lbs? Appreciate your advise.

November 30, 2011 12:44 PM
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