"Run run run, as fast as you can.
You can't catch me,
I'm the Gingerbread Boy,
I am, I am!"
Georgie's favorite story lately has been The Gingerbread Boy. So, I thought it would be awesome to make some sugar cookies in the shape of gingerbread boys, until...
"Will the cookies be brown?" Georgie asked, excitedly.
Doh! (or should I say "dough"!)
Obviously, I needed something authentically "gingerbread". I hate the taste of gingerbread, and couldn't see that flavor going over real big with the kids, either. So I searched for a gingerbread cookie recipe for people that hate gingerbread. I landed on this one:
Gingerbread Men Cookies (Food.com)
It doesn't have molasses in it, so it doesn't have that "meh" flavor that tingles your tastebuds, in a bad way.
|Making the gingerbread shapes|
|Oldest is pretending to eat the dough, while the youngest stands aghast (or is pretending to be aghast)|
Like the little old woman in the story, I cleaned while they baked.
Like the little old woman, I realized the cookies were burning.
And like the little old woman, I opened the oven and out jumped...
but they did not run out the door, thank goodness.
|here is Georgie, goughing out the chocolate chips eyes on her little guy:)|