Gingerbread Men Cookies as Decorations

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and also the busiest time of the year. I try to find simple things to help make life easier since everything is so crazy during Christmas. That is why I was so happy when I was asked to join the Gift of Gingerbread Blog Hop. I was thrilled because I was looking for a reason to share my little gingerbread men cookies that I use as decorations with you.

Gingerbread Men Cookies as Decorations via
Aren’t they cute! They are very simple but have a wonderful homemade feel that melts your heart and makes you feel welcome. The only problem you will have is trying to stop your guests from eating them.

Supplies for Easy Gingerbread Men Cookies Decorations:

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Greenery and/or berries
4 mm nonpareils for the eyes and buttons
Icing to hold the eyes and buttons in place

Simple Gingerbread Men Cookies as Decorations via thebearfootbaker.comAll you have to do is bake your gingerbread men cookies. As soon as you take them out of the oven, use the round end of a wooden skewer to make 2 eye holes and 2 button holes. When the cookies cool, tie a piece of fabric for the scarf. Then, add a drop of icing in each hole and drop in the 4mm nonpareils. So simple. Now place them on an old cookie sheet with some pine branches and berries and you are all done.

This little tip is not all that we are going to talk about today. I mentioned before that I was invited to the Gift of Gingerbread Blog Hop so that means your get a ton of cute gingerbread creations and that’s not all! There is a giveaway!! One lucky viewer will win all kinds of amazing prizes. You can enter below with Rafflecopter but first, you have to see all the amazing gingerbread decorations everyone made. I am dying of cuteness here!  But before you go hopping from blog to blog, be sure to enter for your chance to win the amazing prizes.

Give the Gift of Gingerbread Blog Hop and Giveaway

Use the links below to hop from blog to blog to see these wonderful gingerbread themed recipes.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, you have a chance to win one of these prizes:
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Wilton - Gingerbread Decorating Prize Pack $50 value
Cheap Cookie Cutters - $50 Gift Card
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The Give the Gift of Gingerbread Giveaway will run from December 11 through December 17, 2013. Entrants must be US residents, 18 years or older Void where prohibited by law.  Enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below.  One winner will be chosen to win the entire prize pack and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information. If the winner does not respond in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. 

Bear hugs,



  1. What a great idea! Simple & chic!

  2. These gingerbread guys are perfectly simple, which suits them so well! I love a classic look :) Nice job!

  3. I am going to be making some gingerbread men :) clever idea
    thanks for the giveaway

  4. On the rafflecopter it doesn’t show up who we are supposed to like on fb ? or am I missing something :)

  5. I am so excited to have found your blog!! I love it!! =)

  6. Lisa – I just knew you would come up with a sweet little gingerbread man – I love his scarf, he looks so warm!

  7. Love their classic simplicity! They look great with the fabric scarves, Lisa!

  8. oh they are soooo dag gone cute and heart warming! just lov’em! and so happy that i got to join you with Beth, Jill andf the other awesome bloggers on this gingerbread fun :)

  9. These are them!

  10. i agree, they are so cute! love the little scarves!

  11. Super cute. I love their shape, do you remember where you got the cutter?

  12. I also love gingerbread man and these are so cute.

  13. I love your gingerbread men and cutter! Many years ago, I made gingerbread men to hang on our tree … didn’t bake them long enough. I tied them on the tree … our large Alaskan Malamute laid under the tree, waited for them to drop and ate them! It was pretty funny! Your cookie sheet decorating is perfect :)

  14. Cute cute cookies and a giveaway, today is a great day!

    Thanks Lisa!

  15. These are so cute, I love their scarves! :)

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