Thursday, January 19, 2012

Decorating Gingerbread cookies

I know that Christmas has been over for almost a month now, but I'm prolonging the festivities! I'm not ready to let it go, I barely had any time before Christmas to enjoy all my decorations. And since I took some time coming back to blogging after the holidays, I have a few Christmas themed posts left. Hope you don't mind. If you do, then you can skip :)

Last time I told you that I had my girlfriends come over to my parents' place while I was back home, and I showed you the little gifts I made for them.

I had a big day planned for them! But since we hadn't all been in the same room in a LONG time, we ended up crashing in the kitchen and talking mostly, catching up. The one thing we did end up doing in my planned activites was gingerbread cookies. Yup, never too old to enjoy this Christmas activity! And decorating them, of course!



This was actually my first time EVER making these, even as a kid we never did. I followed this recipe. One of my friends took over the rolling of the dough since she had experience with that ;) It was so much fun rolling and cutting out the shapes. I'm not sure exactly how many cookies we had, but we had lots!





For the decorating part, I had looked for icing tubes, but at 3$ for every color, I thought it would be WAY better to do it myself!

All it is is icing sugar and milk added until you get a good consistency (so not too runny but not too hard either). And we got to make our own colors. We made some very fun colors if I do say so myself. Just put them in a baggy, snip the end, and have fun decorating. I also had jujubes (dots) and M&Ms as buttons or what not.



We each had a color to start with and passed it around when we wanted change. For some reason, I ended up making about double as everyone else. Here's my stash:



One of my friends' stash:



And some of the favorites:







And this one might not be child friendly so click to see, if you want, I thought it was funny:

Little Boy Gingerbread

To be honest, I didn't like the cookies all that much, just not what I thought gingerbread cookies would taste like. But everyone else did, so that's ok. And the boyfriend didn't mind having all those cookies made just for him in the end :)

Next week, I'll show you the gifts I made for my grand-ma's. What's better than something handmade by their grand-daughter for someone who seems to have everything?!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time!



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3 comments:

  1. Those are so cute. I really like the bright colors you made ;). Also, thanks for the reminder of just using 10X sugar and milk, I generally make a regular buttercream and don't get these results. Blesssings, Kim I'm stopping by from TT&J

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  2. How fun! We always decorate ours kinda funky.

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  3. These are adorable! I love the colorful frosting. Thanks for linking up to our linkup party at waywardgirls!

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