An army of gingerbread men were baked in my oven, the other day. They smelled so good, with all the spices that goes into it, and left an aroma in the whole house, that it turned out to be difficult for me to keep it a secret from my husband.
These cookies are liked by children a lot, may be because of its shape. For us too, it was not less exciting to have these - look at them and give a smile in return and then the hands were gone, then the legs and then the head. I sound like a killer :P. Well, the most interesting part is that these cookies are spicy 'n' sweet and the blend really goes well in this cold month of december.
With the onset of holiday season, while friends and family visit you, its a cookie that you could easily make and store. Making it is fun, as you can revisit your childhood memories of drawing classes, while you do the icing. Frankly, this was my first time, trying out the icing as well as making the gingerbread man and hence the imperfection. But I am sure, this is not my last time making them, cause we loved it and its gonna be made quite often.
Hope you all have a great holiday season!!!
Recipe Courtesy : Adapted from Joy of Baking and Ria's collection.