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Pre-Bitten Gingerbread Men

Pre-Bitten Gingerbread Men

Run, run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me – I’m the gingerbread man!

The gingerbread men that come out of my oven aren’t all that fast, so I can tell you exactly what happens when I catch one: he looses a leg, an arm or, when I start from the top, his head. I’ll bet that the same thing happens to your gingerbread men. I jump started the process with these cookies (they’re sugar cookies, not gingerbread) by taking a few nibbles before decorating. A little bit cute and a little tragic – but that’s just the life of a gingerbread man.

Now, you can buy some very cute cookie cutters that give you this very design – but why spend the money on multiple cookie cutters when you can use just one and add the bite marks yourself? All you need to do is “bite” off an arm here and a leg there, then frost the cookies as you normally would!

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9 Comments
  • Dubli
    December 10, 2009

    What is the difference between sugar cookies and gingerbread?

  • Nicole
    December 10, 2009

    Dubli – Gingerbread has ginger, molasses and spices in it, while sugar cookies typically don’t.

  • Jeey Zee
    December 10, 2009

    really nice content on the gingerbread man…as for the pre-bited shape well….there no difference if you baked them whole…then bite off some parts later…cheers

  • The Cookbook Apprentice
    December 10, 2009

    Those gingerbread men are just too cute!!

  • Sophie
    December 11, 2009

    small but cute and they look very tasty :>

  • Pamela M
    December 11, 2009

    Actually, given the scalloped look of the “bites”, you could probably use a flower or some other crimped-looking cookie cutter to put in your own “bites” to the gingerbread men cookie cutters you already have at home.

  • Steven
    December 12, 2009

    Haha these are absolutely adorable! I love the frowning faces, a nice little touch.

    What’s more, I totally approve of doing it with sugar cookies as I really dislike the taste of gingerbread.

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