Fun Gingerbread Man Cookies
Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? Where oh where does the time go? Christmas will be here soon and then New Year’s and then I will have to try really, really hard to not make the a New Year’s resolution to lose weight because I shouldn’t want to lose weight just because it is January. Sometimes I wish I was a cookie. If I were one of these fun gingerbread man cookies, losing weight would be easy and I wouldn’t have to work out a million hours a week or avoid sugar or watch my friends eat while I drink 10 gallons of water and force a smile on my face and say things like, no thank you I am not hungry.
If I were one of these fun gingerbread man cookies, I would just get a little trim here and there and I would be able to wear my skinny jeans. You see, when I started making these little guys, they were, well, how do I say it without hurting their feelings, plump. Yep. They were bigger boys and now they are fit and trim. Want to see how they shed unwanted pounds?
Supplies for Fun Gingerbread Man Cookies:
Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter
Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Do you see the gingerbread man on the red mat that hasn’t been trimmed? That is what all of these cookies looked like before they went under the knife. Hey, maybe I don’t want to lose weight like this if there is a knife involved!
Anyway, once you make your cookie dough, roll it out and chill it before you cut out the shapes. Then, cut a few gingerbread men and give them a trim like in the picture. I trimmed around the top of the arms on a few where the shoulders touch the head.
I didn’t bother to make a template because I wanted them to be slightly different but, if you want them to match perfectly, you could make one.
Look! No big gingerbread men cookies here. Just some fun gingerbread man cookies waiting to be dressed.
There are so many different ways to trim this cutter to get different looks. You can carve a dress to make girls or you can just bend them a bit before you bake them. One gingerbread cookie cutter can make all kinds of gingerbread men. Have fun helping your little guys trim down.
More Fun Gingerbread Man Cookies:
Gingerbread Men Coffee Cup Cookies
Gingerbread Men Cookies
Gingerbread Men Cookie Decorations
Lisa, where did you get that cutter with those funny feet. It made me laugh this morning, so cute! I’d love it.
It looks like it’s how she trimmed them up if you look at her pictures. It was a regular gingerbread man cutter to start. Very fun!
It is a regular gingerbread man cutter. I just trimmed him down and left the feet big! Glad I made you laugh Hani!
Oh, he is so cute and you are so clever!
Jajajajaa… slim !!!…
From Argentina, congratulation !!!
Very Good Lisa, you are simply a genius!
Lisa! What a simple way to give a novel and “modern” look to a traditional Gingerbread man! These are darling!
Blessings, Donna B.
How fun, looks like he has his dancing shoes on!!
Oh, my goodness on how cute these guys are! They just put such a smile on my face! Gingerbread Man Adorableness!
Lisa, this is the best idea ever! Love-love-love your plastic surgery skillz!