I think my most absolute favorite cookie on the planet is a really chewy gingersnap. I love them. I love them to pieces and I insisted years ago that gingersnaps be on our daily menu at the bakery. Just to make me happy year round. They’re beautiful! Glistening with big rough sugar crystals and tasty as can be.
I usually make gingerbread boys every Christmas to go on the tree, but to be honest you’d have to be pretty hard pressed to eat one of those boys. The recipe is fantastic to smell and makes the best gingerbread houses, but thats about it. They certainly aren’t a gingersnap. They smell like one, but that’s about it.
Well this year I wanted to eat a gingerbread boy. Maybe it was the principle of the thing. I wanted a gingerbread boy to taste good. Not just something cute to be viewed and smelled but tasted. I was searching for a delicious gingersnap texture boy. Could it happen? Could gingerbread boys be tasty too. In a perfect world I knew it could happen.
I found it! Yeah!!! I have a testimony of Pinterest. That’s where I spied these. They are delicious! My whole Christmas has been made. I’ve decided I don’t even need a new Landrover now. I’m happy with my Gingie Babies!
Another trick I’ve come across is white chocolate. It actually looks as pretty as royal icing, but it tastes good too. We had a great time last night decorating all these babies. My kids favorite is the little girl laying on her tummy in her thong. Everyone seems to want to eat that cookie. We should eat her and sing that scandelous Christmas song while we eat her arm. You know the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” song. Such a clean uplifting Christmas tune:) I hope you have fun making some gingerbread babies of your own. They really are delish!
|Left to right we have Thing A Thong Cutie, Mr. Gingie, Honey Chunkers (she’s going chunky dunking), Mr. Happy Gingie Baby, Swim Team Gingie, and Mr. Pirate Gingie. Can you tell we had fun!
4 cups all-purpose flour