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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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347 comments on “Gingerbread Heads”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 :)

  5. These are stinkin’ cute!

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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!!

  13. 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.

  14. 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!!!

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

  16. 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!

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

    Lori

  18. 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!

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

    thanks for sharing

    melissa

  20. 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

  21. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

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

  32. 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!!!

  33. 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!

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

  35. 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.

  36. Your cookies look awesome.

  37. 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”.

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

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

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

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

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

  43. 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!

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

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

  46. 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!)

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

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

  49. oh my goodness! these are SO cute!

  50. 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..

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

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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

  55. 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!

  56. 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!

  57. 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…………

  58. 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!!!!

  59. 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. :-)

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

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

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

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

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

  65. 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! :)

  66. Oh so cute! what great ideas!

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

  68. 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 :)

  69. Peanut butter candy me and my grandmother make!!!

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

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

  72. 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.

  73. 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…

    :)

  74. 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! =)

  75. 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.

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

  77. 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!

  78. 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.

  79. 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!

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

  81. 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/

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

  83. 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?

  84. 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!!!

  85. those are really cute!!

  86. 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!

  87. These are adorable, I really want to make this!

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

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

  90. 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!

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

    Thank you for your wonderful inspiration

    Catarina

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

  93. @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.

  94. 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?

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

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

  97. 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!

  98. These are awesome! I make a lot of sweets over the holidays, but the most requested are usually chocolate PB balls and chocolate orange shortbreads

  99. These are too stinkin’ cute!!! I especially love the snow-folks? :) As for the overlapping, I’d just switch that part to be the head so you can cover it with some hair. Hope that makes sense. Thanks for sharing!

  100. How darling :D

  101. Freakin’ adorable! Can’t wait to make some with my kids! :0)

  102. Barbara from Italy-do you have a picture of your “ice cream” santas and elves. Sounds like a really cute idea.

  103. aw, these are so cute, I especially love the snowman ones!

  104. Too cute! How many cookies does your Gingerbread recipe make?

  105. I love the snowmen! especially the one with the hat which you highlighted. I make ginger cookies every year (BH&G Giant Ginger Cookie recipe) because everyone loves them. My co-workers go a little nuts and sometimes forget how to share.

  106. My hubby will love these!

  107. To prevent overlapping circles when piping, slowly decrease pressure on the bag as you get closer to meeting the beginning of your piping. If your icing is too stiff, the two ends will look all wonky, but if you thinned it to piping consistency, they will kinda blend in together to form a seamless line. I learned all this initially from One Tough Cookie’s vlog!

  108. BAKERELLA-THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

  109. My mom & I bake cookies together – some for us and some to give away to relatives. Thanks for the inspiration.

  110. adorable! I love the snowmen and girls w/sparkle sprinkles :)

  111. this site is pants

  112. I never had the patience to make decorated cookies. But, wow! These look amazing!

  113. This is so timely! I’ve been on the hunt for a good gingerbread recipe. Thank you!

    Also, the fascinator thing made me laugh out loud. :)

  114. My favorite goodie to give away is peanut butter balls. Some folks call them buckeyes, but I’m from the south… you know how that is. ;)

    LOVE these cookies. I’ve never attempted cookies, but I just might try these. Maybe.

  115. what a fantastic idea!! I always hated doing the body of gingerbread men! And I LOVE the snowmen! I am obsessed with snowmen and penguins !! Thanks for yet another amazing idea!!

  116. I love the snowmen gingerbread faces! They are so adorable and definitely get me in the holiday mood :)

  117. Those cookies are so cute! I love that you draw out your face designs before putting them on the cookies – that is smart.

  118. Oh beautiful mess!!! I love to give chocolate bark with crushed peppermint sprinkled on top around this time of year. Its sooo good!

  119. That is the prettiest mess I’ve ever seen. :)

  120. I love all of them — but especially the snowmen! So cute!

    I’m making all round cookies this year to give in tins, might have to make just gingerbread heads like you. I was going to skip gingerbread, but these turned out really adorable.

  121. Adorable! I love all of them! The snowflake fascinator is precious. =)

  122. you are just amazing! adorable. :)

  123. Adorable!! Love all the cute faces and fun colors.

  124. These are so cute!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  125. So cute!! You have such a wonderful creative mind. Thank you for sharing for those of us who don’t.

  126. They are SO CUTE! Look, stupid question, but how do you transport these? Whenever I try to take frosted cookies anywhere they end up all squished and sad looking, even with wax paper between the layers.

  127. This eye candy just makes my morning. I cannot wait to make these for the kids’ school parties or to give to our teachers and administrators. AWESOME. Thanks for a doing a cookie at the holidays! Such fun!

    I make Bark Cookies: melt 2 lbs of chocolate candy coating, mix in 2 cups crunchy peanut butter,2 cups rice krispies, 2 cups dry roasted peanuts, and 2 cups of mini marshmallows. Drop out on wax paper and let dry. Always a popular holiday cookie in our neck of the woods.

  128. You are amazing! Your attention to detail is fantastic! You encourage me to want to try, but I know my faces would not turn out anywhere near as cute as yours. Thank you for sharing!

  129. These are adorable! I am really terrible at making decorated cookies.

    Our favorite holiday treats are peppernuts (of Pfefferneuse). Tiny little spicy biscuits that are truly addicting. I will have to do a post about them this year.

    Happy Holidays!

  130. I LOVE these! Hope you had a great holiday

  131. We like to give homemade cinnamon rolls. But these are so cute!

  132. Oh these are cute! I just never thought of decorating like this. My favorite yummy treat is Ritz cracker, top it with Peanut butter, top it wit another ritz. Dip it in Chocolate Almond Bark melted.. Cool on wax paper. NOW I know I can decorate them cute too!!

  133. These are for sure on my baking list this year. I just love snowmen and these guys are too cute. Thanks as always for the awesome ideas and inspiration to keep baking and blogging.

  134. Your talent for the whimsical is stunning! I am glad you pursued your gift and these pics are a feast for my eyes =) =)
    Thanks, Bakerella!

  135. Yay! You just gave me another Holiday idea. Thank you!!! :)

  136. These cookies are adorable! Love them!

  137. I am in love with the snowmen, they are precious.
    My friend has a gingerbread house making party every year. Maybe I can add some snowmen to my spread ;-)
    An inspiration as always.
    Love,
    Aimee

  138. oh my word… so cute! I think I like these more than gingerbread people.

  139. Soooooo cute And the little heads are such a great idea. I can’t wait to try these and just hope I have the patience to make them as adorable as yours. Thanks for sharing!

  140. I love this idea, I hate decorating the whole gingerbread man.

  141. They LOOK really awesome!!! I’ll try to make them… Hope it looks like yours ja ja ja

  142. P.s. Sorry, I’ve posted as anonymous but I didn’t mean it. I’m Barbara , from Italy!

  143. P.s. Sorry, I’ve posted as anonymous but I didn’t mean it. I’m Barbara , from Italy!

  144. OMG, these are fantastic! I can’t wait to schedule a date with my 11 year-old niece to make these (or something as close as we can get to them). Our snowglobe cookies have been trumped, we have a new tradition! Thank you, Bakerella! You are fabulous! Wishing you health & happiness!

    Joy

  145. I adore these little heads! So cool!

  146. Oh wow!! These are really super cute and fab! The snowman with the hat is my favourite too! Bravissima!

  147. Oh, I love this! Why not just heads? Who said you had to make the whole gingerbread boy or girl and have to worry about the limbs falling off, etc.? If I were on Pinterest I’d definitely pin these!

    Pound cake cookies are a tradition to bake and give away…and to keep. Pecans are so pricey this year it may be just a treat for family. We’ll see.

  148. The snowmen are completely awesome : )

  149. Super cute cookies!
    And I loved the messy kitchen shot at the end. I can only imagine what the process is actually like in your kitchen when you create your absolutely incredible edible works of art.

  150. awwwwwwwwwwwww these put a big smile on my face…..each and everyone of the faces were edible……..i mean adorable :)

  151. These might be the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen! I love this time of year:-)

  152. I’m definitely making these snowmen – I usually make cookies, cupcakes, and cakeballs to give away – but this year I was thinking of putting a cookie “gift tag” on presents to the kiddies!

  153. I needed inspiration for a plate of home baked goodies for the school Christmas Fayre – the snowmen are perfect, they look absolutely yummy! Thank you Bakerella!

  154. I love the snowmen! i will be making them with my daughters this christmas! Question… how do you making the icing? what recipe? i tried a box kind and was really thick.

    thanks BAKERELLA!

  155. Use a soft paintbrush dipped in water to smooth over any lumps or bumps, particularly where lines join. These are adorable!

  156. I am already making your ‘ice cream’ santas and elves for a Christmas market – I guess I’ll have to add these adorable snowmen to my collection too! Thanks for the inspiration – amazing!

  157. OMG! These are so cute, I want to be this good and make gingerbread cookies that look that nice. Thank you for sharing how you do this step by step, I might stand a chance :)

  158. Oh, this is just a supercute season opener! I love the snowmen! Will try to make them myself. Thanks for sharing!

  159. Thanks for putting a smile on my face with those snowmen!

  160. To get the icing to be a complete circle without over lapping stop piping just before you meet the beginning so there is a small gap. So as you lift up your bag from the cookie you will have a little peak of icing Use a small paint brush dipped in water to moisten it then lightly press it into the icing and paint it across the gap using small gentle brush strokes works for me when I am using colour flow icing :)

  161. I love the snowmen…they are so cute! The sprinkles you used…wow!

  162. You are just too cute and clever! I love these!

  163. You are a superwoman! These are awesome! Cheers!

  164. These are so adorable! That bottom right snowman looks like Jason Vorhees. Hahahaha. Thanks for the gift idea!

  165. The snowmen are amazing! You are so creative with sprinkles. You really should win an award for best use of sprinkles.

  166. I love all of them. They are so cute. It’s such a great idea to just do the heads. Way less work and they will fit better in a container or bag. Thanks for sharing the after pic too. I love seeing other peoples work in progress.

  167. These are really cute! You are so talented!

  168. Super cute! I feel like I can do some of these. Love the way you take something so seemingly ordinary as gingerbread cookies & make them your own style by doing just heads & using sprinkles!

  169. Those are the cutest cookies I have seen for Christmas. You are so creative and I will try to make some but I know mine will look like a kindergarten project. :)

  170. They are all adorable, I’m often a mess with the sprinkles too :)
    I love giving baked treats for Christmas, my favorites are mitten shaped cookies, gingerbread boys and toffee.

  171. I love these! I think I have finally decided what cookies to take to my cookie exchange. These gingerbread heads are going to be a hit!

  172. Amber – they are coated sunflower seeds

    Abby – the cake pops ship well and last long and there’s a fudge recipe on the site that would be great.

  173. Are there any recipes you (or anyone) can recommend that are good for shipping across the US? I’ve found a few I think might work but I thought you might know! :)
    Thanks,
    Abby

  174. I love the iPhone in the picture, sneeking in like that! My iPhone does the same thing! Ha!

  175. These are so ADORABLE!!! Of course everything you do is awesome! I love the Gingerbread faces!

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo

  176. What a cute idea! I love how the snowpeople faces turned out.

    I love making goodies to share at the holidays. I think that good ol’ chocolate chip cookies are usually the ones that everyone seems to want to get the most of from me. :)

  177. Loooooove this! Bake sale here I come

  178. i have been going to you site for years and am comment 9 love it

  179. Sooo cute!!!!!

  180. Those snowmen are my favorite cookies ever. So, so, so sweet.

  181. Love the snow men/women! Every Christmas I give home made caramels, peppermint bark and whatever else i come up with. This year I’ve been cake pop crazy and am considering chocolate peppermint cake pops but still trying to come up with how I want to decorate them.

  182. So cute! I made a gingerbread christmas tree = )

  183. These are just amazing!!!!!!!!!! TFS!!!!

  184. Oh My!!!! They are so cute! I love the snowman ones. You always inspire me.

  185. so cute!! I might have to make these! :)

  186. Those are simply adorable! My little tip for connecting lines …. stop right at the edge of where you started then use a toothpick to spread and connect the ends and it will look seamless.

  187. almost #3 I’ll take 4th also…lol

  188. Everything you do is so cute. You definitely inspired me to make gingerbread men this year!

  189. OMG!!!I never thought this day would come.. I have been vieing your web site for years… And I’m comment #3 …. I’m so excited…lol
    ok.. Now back to those wonderful little pieces of cuteness…
    Im sure you get this a lot when you use a verity of sprikles, but here goes…
    What did you use for the snow mens noses?

  190. Adorable! I love them both, but the snowmen are SO stinkin’ cute!! :) And L.O.V.E the fascinator reference! Hilarious!

  191. That last girl is wearing a snowflake bow, of course! I hear they’re all the rage in the snow(wo)man world! :)

  192. How cute!! I’m going to a cookie exchange and I was thinking of making a gingerbread cookie. This recipe looks perfect!

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