Gingerbread cookies probably are at the top of my list of favorite Holiday cookies. There are so many ways to decorate gingerbread men but I thought these three were really cute ideas.
How about a gingerbread man hugging a tiny graham teddy bear? What a great idea coming from Christmas Cookies by Better Homes and Gardens. Are these ever cute!!!
The second idea is using edible wafer paper which I purchased from Fancy Flours. I don’t necessarily like to promote different companies but bloggers ask where they can buy things. The vests are adorable and can be used on snowmen or any cookie cutter where they would fit, even Santa! See Gingerbread Men and Royal Icing for Cookies
Using crushed candy and baking it within cookies is a good idea as they make great ornaments as well as being edible. The light shines through and really makes them special. I have used my biggest gingerbread man and cut out a heart and filled it with crushed red candy.
Over the years I have collected many different cookie cutters; as of today only 35!
Here are a few pictures of other gingerbread men.
I have not included the many gingerbread house cookie cutters and cake pans but I have shared a picture of one of the gingerbread houses we made.
If you have been following my blog you also know I made gingerbread houses with my family for 20 years – this is one of them and I always include a couple of small gingerbread cookies. See Family Traditions for more pictures.
My big Christmas tree is full of gingerbread related ornaments including my most valuable ornament, a Steuben gingerbread man. The picture also shows a Christopher Radko stocking ornament decorated with gingerbread men if you are a collector.
A small kitchen tree filled with gingerbread and baking ornaments:
I’m taking these cute ways to decorate gingerbread men to Fiesta Friday.