Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gingerbread Men Cookie Sticks

I think I may have to pick these fellas as my new favorite gingerbread cookie:)  It all started when I saw a clothespin craft on Pinterest.  Looking at these cookies I bet you can imagine what the painted clothespin looked like, right? Check out THIS POST from Eyeballs by Day, Crafts by Night, and you will see for yourself.
And then there's Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie. She recently made some adorable snowmen cookie sticks, which finally got the ball rolling for my own cookie sticks.  Check out Meaghan's tutorial while you're admiring the snowmen. I used the bench scraper to measure and cut my dough also, though my sticks were 4 1/2 inches, by 3/4-inch going into the oven.
Instructions:
I used my favorite gingerbread cookie recipe to make these fun cookies! 

Roll the cookie dough out 3/8-inch thick, and into a rectangle.  
Using a bench scraper (or ruler), make a small notch at each 3/4-inch measurement across the top, then measure 4 1/2-inches from top to bottom, and mark that with a notch. 
Cut out the strips with the bench scraper and place them on the baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to help them keep their "stick" appearance.
Let cookies cool completely.
Using a number 2 tip, outline the cookies with brown royal icing (I used a mix of AmeriColor chocolate brown and warm brown). Let dry.
Using black, red and untinted royal icing, decorate the cookies as pictured. Let dry.

These fun cookie sticks would be great to stir in hot chocolate or as stocking stuffers! 

ENJOY!

  

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19 comments:

  1. these are so darling!!! Love them!

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  2. Awww, they are so cute. The design works perfectly on a stick cookie.

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  3. oh my gosh! I can't ever stand it! Those are too cute to eat!

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  4. You are so creative! These are the cutest cookie sticks EVER! Pinning now!!!

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  5. Sue I am in love with these! I =gave out cookie sticks to my kids' teachers this year but they were nowhere nearly as cute as this!!

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  6. if i only had these kinda sticks in my yard, i would never go in the house! :)

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  7. These are so, so cute! I love that they are sticks. What a fun twist on a gingerbread cookie.

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  8. I have been a reader for a long time, but am TERRIBLE about leaving comments. However these are SO adorable I had to say thanks for this super cute EASY idea, and all the others!

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  9. These cookie sticks look very yummy! Thanks for sharing.
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  10. This recipe says to put the cookies in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes is this before or after cooking?

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    1. Hi Darlene, I put the cookie sticks in the freezer BEFORE I baked them, to help them hold their stick shape. :)

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    2. So then how long do they go in the oven for? And at what temperature?

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    3. Hi Brandon, I baked them at 350 degrees, for 8-12 minutes. (There is a link to the gingerbread cookie recipe I used right under "Instructions" in this post.) Have fun! :)

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  11. could you send me your gingerbread recipe i dont have a recipe. and they look so very cute. i decorate my house with gingerbread them for christmas. i need to do this. love it.

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    1. There's a link to the recipe in this post under "Instructions", and other baking details are contained there also.

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  12. i cant print with my computer so i will have to write it all out. unless you could pop it in the mail to me. that would be a special treat to receive. thank you so much.

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