Sunday, December 20, 2015

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Only 5 Days Till Christmas!

My little gingerbread men are decked out in peppermint and ready to celebrate this most wondrous holiday!

Wouldn't Santa just love these..I know my Santa would! 
I wanted to try Kim's, aka  The Partiologist, gingerbread recipe.
I'm so glad I did. I love it.

The dough was very easy to work with and even though I've never been a huge fan of gingerbread, this was really good!
On a surface lightly dusted with flour, roll out cookie dough and cut using your favorite cutters.

Bake @ 375 for 5-6 minutes.
When I came across this cutter set at Michael's, I knew exactly how I would use it!

I can find no link online but as of two days ago they still had them in stock.

It's a "Celebrate It" brand 9 piece gingerbread man set.

I wanted it for the sweet little cutters including the scarf, tie, sunglasses etc. 

I already had the hat, heart and mustache cutters from other sets also purchased at Michael's.
Coat each cutter liberally with cooking spray.
Now what goes better with gingerbread than peppermints?
Let's melt some while the cookies are cooling!

It's so easy. Just check out my mittens ornaments or these peppermint stockings!

One of my favorite peppermint crafts was this mini-mug house I made a couple of years ago.
Unwrap candies and place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.

Bake @ 325 degrees for 10 minutes or until melted.
Remove pan from oven and immediately and firmly, press cutters into candy.

Let sit for about 4 minutes. Remember as these cutters are metal they will still be fairly warm.

 Just make sure the candy is cut through. Gently pick up the candy to press the piece out of the cutter and lay it back flat on the pan till cooled.
Pretty in peppermint!
I like the way these turned out.

That hat. That tie. Soooo cute!
I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes and attached them along with the peppermint pieces with some canned, ready-made chocolate frosting.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Wishing You All the Merriest of Merry Christmases!

Sweet thoughts, Karen


  1. Thanks for the shout out!! Your little gingerbread guys look adorable, I love how you decorated them with the peppermint candies!

    1. Thank you and you're welcome Kim! I just love crafting with peppermints! :-)

  2. i wonder if i went shopping for a peppermint sweater if i would look as cute as these gingerbread men?... no i don't think so! :)

  3. You are SO clever and these are SO cute! Your candy cut-outs are perfect! I LOVE your little peppermint mini mug house too; it's perfectly adorable!

  4. Such a fun and easy way to decorate a gingerbread man cookie!