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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. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Kristen!!!

    I LOVE your gingerbread family!

  2. This gingerbread family is darling & a heck of a lot easier to get everyone smiling for their photos :) Hope your little gal is feeling better.
    Merry Christmas! XO

  3. That is so cute! It looks like Nick (on the top picture) is frowning and rolling his eyes. :) Hah! I hope you all recover soon from the sickies and have a Merry Christmas!

  4. I wouldnt say WORLDS worst…

    KIDDING! Love them!! And that hair! You are the cutest! Hope everyone is 100% better ASAP… and that you have a blessed and Merry Christmas!


  5. Well that’s ADORABLE. Merry Christmas! Hope the little one feels better!

  6. Those cookies are absolutely precious, just like your sweet family. Merry Christmas, Kristen!

  7. i think the gingerbread family is perfect! Merry Christmas Kristen – i hope your family is all well and that you have a wonder-filled day – hugs!

  8. I hope your little one is better SOON! Merry Christmas to you all! XO, Pinky

  9. Poor Ella! Your gingerbread cookies are adorable, nonetheless. Merry merry! xoxo

  10. What a lovely family :) Merry Christmas my friend!

  11. Merry Christmas friend!

  12. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope your little one is feeling better!

    Love your cookies and with your endorsement on Sandi’s recipe being the best….well I will have to make sure that recipe gets filed for next year!

  13. Merry Christmas Kristen!!! Your gingerbread family is ADORABLE!!!

    Hope everyone is feeling much better this morning!

  14. well that could, hands down, be the cutest family photo i have seen this year! i am blessed to have you in my corner. get your house well and have a Happy and Merry to you and your entire family! xx

  15. Kudos to you Kristen for going with the flow & not stressing out about your Christmas picture! When your little one feels better you can always do a Happy 2011 Family picture & send that out or post it on your blog:) It’s when people get so caught up in being perfect & “keeping” with the plan that the true meaning of Christmas & Family gets shoved in the corner. Great job!
    Merry Christmas & a Blessed 2011!!

  16. I love the hair! I will have to remember this for next year.

  17. I think they look so sweet! I’m terrible at cut-out cookies! Hope the little one is feeling better now and you all had a wonderful Chistmas.

  18. Belated Merry Christmas to you, my friend! I absolutely love the gingerbread family! Super-creative!

  19. Terribly cute! Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

  20. Hope your little one is well real soon. I love the gingerbread family, especially the hair-dos. You did a great job.


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