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Gingerbread Family Christmas

Gingerbread Family Boys Girls

I have a sick little one this week, so most of our normal Christmas traditions have gotten pushed to the wayside as we simply try and keep up with getting her well before the big man in the red suit shimmies down our chimney. One such tradition is our annual Christmas picture, which hasn’t gotten done because I don’t think anyone wants to see a little cute puker with great big bags under her eyes.

Gingerbread couple

So, in lieu of our annual holiday picture, our family of gingerbread took center stage to stand in for the Doyle picture and Christmas greeting to my Dine & Dish friends.

Thank you all so much for your support and friendship over this past year. I personally want to wish you a Merry Cheery Christmas and a new year full of inspiration, blessings and love. Happy Holidays!

Gingerbread Family Laying Down

I have used the Gingerbread cookie recipe from Sandy over at the Whistlestop Cafe for the past four years and will most likely never try another gingerbread recipe as this one is spot on. The hair on our family of gingerbread was inspired by my friend Bridget at the blog Bake at 350 (and she got her inspiration from Martha herself). The icing recipe comes from another lovely friend of mine, Amanda at the I Am Baker blog. And yes, I am the worlds worst cookie decorator, especially when compared to these talented friends, but I’m okay with that. I leave the too pretty to eat cookies up to them!

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  1. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas despite that nasty ole bug!! The cookies are precious!

  2. perfect gingerbread family, lol I love the idea!! I hope your little one feels better, happy holidays!!


  3. Adorable! :)

  4. i have to say the “hair” on the figures is incredibly cute

  5. I love your gingerbread family picture. This is precious!!! I sure hope everyone in your house is feeling better for the new year!

  6. Aww these are so cute

  7. Love the gingerbread family! This year we made eggnog cupcakes instead – slurp

  8. The gingerbread family is absolutely adorable! Hope the little one was able to feel better for the big day! Hope you had a Happy Holiday and have a great New Year!

  9. This is too cute!

  10. These cookies are adorable beyond belief. Love the hair.


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