Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gingerbread: Garland & Mittens


Gingerbread is thus far, our only traditional holiday cookie.
This year we tried a new recipe from 'I Love Vegan' http://www.ilovevegan.com/perfect-vegan-gingerbread-cookies/
 

Even O was quick to note how sticky the dough is, so we tried cutting shapes on waxed paper for easy transfer to the baking sheet.


A cute Gingerbread Man Garland is featured here https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/desserts-and-baking/gingerbread-men-garland so we poked some holes (that had to be re-enforced one out of the oven)

Stringing them was no easy feat, but both little elves worked diligently to get (most!) of the cookie onto a ribbon.
Baby C kept repeating, "I love eating cookies all day long."

 


We went on to trace their little hands for Gingerbread Mittens https://www.pinterest.com/pin/36239971978969003/ and combined this version with some icing decoration (icing sugar and a good dose of fresh-squeezed lemon!)
Then we watched 'Olive Us' make their Hand Cookies and other seasonal specials!
Hand Cookies
http://oliveus.tv/ep-14-hand-cookies-with-grandma/
Snoball Cookies
http://oliveus.tv/ep-17-im-hungry-snoball-cookies/
Christmas Tree Hunt
http://oliveus.tv/ep-15-christmas-tree-hunt/
Stacking Wood
http://oliveus.tv/ep-18-stacking-wood/
How to be Two (Baby C's Pick!)
http://oliveus.tv/ep-20-how-to-be-2/

EXPAND ON GINGERBREAD BAKING
Tiny Tea Houses. We attempted these. Attempted. http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/fun-gingerbread-constructions/
Gingerbread City. http://www.bhg.com/christmas/gingerbread-houses/gingerbread-house-city/?socsrc=bhgfb1201145

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