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LIttle Gingerbread People

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

LIttle Gingerbread People

I have never made gingerbread "people". I have always wanted to, but never got to it. This is the year to dive in.

I looked at a lot of different recipes. The one I gravitated to was the one on epicurious. You can find the recipe here. They are called Gingerbread Angels. I changed their gender.

I rolled out all the dough and then froze them for about 30 minutes. Pulled out the slabs and then started cutting them out. I did it as fast as I could so the dough would not get to warm or soft. I re-rolled the scraps and then repeated the process.

The recipe says that the yield is around 6 dozen. I got double that. Everyone and their mother is getting these guys this holiday season. I flash froze the little people and then stored them away in a large plastic freezer container. I brushed a them an egg wash and then sprinkled them with sanding sugar. Added a few embellishments and then baked off a few for my three taste testers. They got a thumbs up. If I have the energy, I may pipe a few with royal icing. I am just afraid by the time I get to these on baking day, I may be too exhausted. We will see how the day unfolds.



Blogger oneordinaryday said...

Gingerbread people are on my list for baking this year too, and I've never made them before. I found awesome cookie cutters and can't wait to try them out.

December 6, 2009 at 4:56 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

These are so cute and festive! I love gingerbread men, always popular :)

December 6, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

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