This year, we made a million cookies for different gatherings...my favorite was our (huge) batch of gingerbread people! I veganized and doubled a pretty generic recipe for the cookies (added more ginger and cinnamon, but cut down on the cloves) and made icing out of powdered sugar and Meyer lemon juice, colored with liquid food coloring (though any juice would probably work). We used little zip-top bags to pipe the icing. We also melted some chocolate and used little sprinkles and cake decorating things leftover from the holidays. I decorated these with my fantastic fiance, as well as three other family members. Some of the cookies ended up more demented than others, but they were all devoured!
I love my gingerbread people:
We brought a bunch of "normal" ones to a holiday party. That's pretty much where the normalcy ended.
I did these. When else can my cookies wear hotpants?
This is one man that my fiance decorated; he named him after a rapper (sarcastically), but I forgot which one...so here's our gunshot gingerbread:
Another of my fiance's. He also did a bunch of non-demented ones
His little sister showed her artistic genius and made this Mario!!
My fiance and I made this pirate. I messed up his eye patch but decided it wasn't worth it to wipe off all of the icing.
This is my punk rocker. I wish we had made more of these little guys (there were only three).
These have 6-packs (which was inspired by an awesome post by our fellow craftster, thehazelwood
). They looked kind of naked with only little nipples, so we gave them speedos too.
Here's a bathing beauty to go with the speedo guys.
This is an abstract star-person:
We made a sumo wrestler and a guy with his arm in a sling:
And finally, this is the tie-dye gingerbread man that I decorated to use up some of our leftover icing! It was SO shiny because of all of the icing. Unfortunately, I could not get a sharper picture because by the time I realized this one was blurry, we had eaten it. It was delicious!