How to Eat a Gingerbread Man Cookie

This baking journey started back in July, 2014  when a fellow blogger posted a recipe for her blue partially eaten gingerbread men.  Yes, one cookie cutter’s head was missing, another the right arm and the third cookie cutter had a left leg missing.  Katkapow made sugar cookies for a friend’s baby shower and she tinted them blue using jello powder – how creative!  Please look here for her recipe.  I knew I had to buy these for the upcoming holiday season and add some more cookie cutters to my growing collection.

I have about 30 different cookie cutters in the shapes of gingerbread boys and girls; small, medium, large, extra large and now these 3 with “certain parts” missing.  What fun I thought!

So, now I have had a chance to make them during a recent baking weekend with a sister.  See my post My Holiday Cookie Table.  For my gingerbread cookie recipe go here.

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So, “You Are What You Eat” appeared in the December, 2014 Food Network Magazine.

“The first bite you take of a gingerbread cookie says a lot about your personality, according to Dr. Alan Hirsch, the neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation.  If you start with the head (as most people do), you’re a natural-born leader; if you prefer the legs, you’re sensitive.  Oddly enough, each arm means something different:  Bite the left first and you’re likely creative; go for the right and you tend to be pessimistic.  If you don’t want to be judged for how you eat the thing, you might want to just tear off all of the limbs at once when no one’s looking”.

How do you eat a gingerbread cookie?

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2 thoughts on “How to Eat a Gingerbread Man Cookie

  1. I love those gingerbread zombies! I suppose my first instinct is to go straight for the head, but then I feel somewhat awkward about it and nibble at a leg instead. Freud would clearly have a field day 🙂


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