Bring on the season! The smell of gingerbread pretty much defines Christmas for me and I’ve definitely devoted some serious time on the blog to making gingerbread cookies and gifts out of its yummy dough. These Ho Ho Gingerbread Spice Cupcakes and Gingerbread Cookies are festive options, and I’ll always love these ghetto fab Gingerbread Dudes of yesteryear.
Gav and I with a mitten and a hot cup of cocoa.
The keys to making these mitts come to life is using a good cinnamon, a sprinkle of snowflake decorations, and mini mitten cookie cutters.
Ginger, cinnamon and cloves paired with the molasses will make it smell like Kris Kringle himself was in your kitchen. One tip: before rolling it out, if the dough comes out too dry, add just a drop of milk (about 1/2 teaspoon) until it comes together.
I tossed in a few snowflakes, gingerbread men, and trees as well. Layer Cake Shop has a great variety of holiday cutters. Happy decorating!
For the little men, I used my Fancy Sprinkles Snowflake Confetti and placed in between his folded arms. The trick with the folded arms is to take a room temperature gingerbread dude and fold in his arms and pinch them into the rest of the body so it does not lift while baking.
- Layer Cake Shop, mini mitt cutter
- Simply Organic, ginger
- Fancy Sprinkles, snowflake confetti
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography