Here’s another great activity for the kids who are off of school and looking for things to do – Baking and Decorating Gingerbread Men (and House) Cookies.
We make these from scratch, using the McCormick Gingerbread Men recipe.
I will warn you, your kitchen counter will become a big mess. But the kids will have so much fun. What’s a little flour all over the counters and floor.
For the icing, I mixed together 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar, 2-3 Tbsp. milk, and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Add more milk or more sugar to change the consistency. I poured the icing into sandwich bags and cut a corner tip off for the kids to decorate, so I didn’t want the icing too thin. You can also add food dye; my girls chose red and purple. They decorated the cookies with M&M’s and sprinkles when they weren’t popping the candy in their mouths. My girls are a sneaky pair.
Have you baked Gingerbread Men Cookies? How messy was your kitchen afterwards? Let us know in the comments.
This post is linked to The Mommy Club at Crystal & Co.
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