Thursday, December 14, 2017

Chocolate "Gingerbread" Cookies~Tangled in Christmas Lights!

Can we call these gingerbread cookies when they're made with chocolate cookie dough? Yes, we can! Because this is not just any chocolate cookie dough.  It's Georganne's awesome recipe from Lila Loa! She makes some of the most amazing cookies!

Cookie baking and decorating is just one of our Christmas traditions. Choosing new ornaments is another. Every year, at least one of these ornaments will be personalized.
I LOVE this one!

We found it at Personal Creations.

And it is my inspiration for today's post!
To make and decorate these cookies, along with the chocolate cookie dough, I used:
gingerbread man cookie cutters, icing tubes in white, green and black, and candy coated sesame seeds.

I also used Wilton tips #2 and #3 with my Wilton brand icing tube.
 Roll out this delicious, chocolaty cookie dough on a lightly floured surface.
Cut out with cookie cutters and place on parchment lined pan.
Here comes the fun part!
Slice off the inside arms..wait! Where's my Christmas cheer? That should not be fun! hehehe!
 Place and gently press the arms onto the outside shoulders of the chocolate gingerbread peeps.

Next, lift one inside leg and place on top of the other.

Bake cookies @ 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
So here's where it gets tricky for me.
I can not pipe. 

If you feel that you're in the, #cantpipeclub, with me, go ahead and make these anyway. If I can do it, I know you can too!
Whew! Faces done!
Using the green icing, pipe the tangled lines onto cookie.
Now let's decorate with our Christmas lights by placing candy sesame seeds atop the strings.

Aren't these sweet?!
 So I had this tiny little gingerbread cutter..and made a wittle, bitty cookie! 
This is where I used my #2 decorator tip for the mouth. It's okay if you don't get right on the first try. I had to pipe and scrape off the icing more than once!

Kudos and awe to all you wonderfully talented cookie decorators! For me, this is just a *pipe* dream! ha 😜

Wishing you all a Sweet & Merry Christmas, Karen

Happy Birthday Dear ol' Dad. I 💗 You!


  1. Squeal!! Cutest Christmas cookies ever!!!!

    1. Yay!! And thank you so much, Beth, for pinning them!! 🤗

  2. hey i have the very same pipe dream Karen! LOL and as for these cookies, they are a Christmas dream come true! super duper cute and clever i'm sure your dad is smiling down on you! 😊😁

    1. Aww, you're so sweet, Lisa! My Dad was a total sugar Father, like daughter! 😊

  3. LOL, can't pipe club...these cookies are completely darling!!