The chic's class is learning about fairy tales right now and when the teacher asked for gingerbread men, you know I was all over it! The interesting thing is that although I think I've made every other variation of cookie ever created, I've never made gingerbread men. Kinda funny cause I've made gingerbread with stamps, sliced gingerbread, even molasses iced gingerbread...but never traditional gingerbread men. Guess there's no time like the present, huh?
I used "Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men" and "Sugar Cookie Icing" both from AllRecipes. It was the first try with the gingerbread, but I've used the icing recipe dozens of time. It always turns out well and hardens nicely. The gingerbread was pretty good, but I found that the cookies that had been rolled a few times (thus more flour) baked more smooth and less cracked. I may just add a bit more flour next time.