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3 Ways to Decorate a Gingerbread Man Cookie

3 Ways to Decorate a Gingerbread Man Cookie

If you only have one cookie cutter in your collection, chances are that it's a gingerbread man. This iconic shape is instantly recognizable, and is a mainstay for cookie swaps, bake sales, and Santa's platter of cookies. However, the gingerbread man cookie has staying power. Loved for its versatility, this cookie cutter shape deserves all of the love it gets. The gingerbread person cookie has an interesting history as well--its first documented use was in the 1500s by Queen Elizabeth I, who had human-shaped cookies decorated to look like her favorite courtiers and guests. Below are three fresh (and easy) ways to decorate the classic gingerbread man shape.

Gingerbread Man with a Sweater

It's winter, and he's chilly! Give your gingerbread man a delightfully cozy and textured sweater made of royal icing with this tutorial.

Get the tutorial here.

Watch how to make a gingerbread person with a royal icing sweater:

Classic Gingerbread Man

With a few tips and tricks, you'll be churning out classic gingerbread man cookies with ease. Follow along for tips to create neat and beautiful cookies every time.

Get the tutorial here.

Watch how to make classic gingerbread man cookies:

Santa Gingerbread Man Cookies

Gingerbread man, but make it Santa Claus. If you're wanting to make Santa Claus cookies but you only have a gingerbread man cookie cutter, never fear! We're here to show you how to turn that classic gingerbread man into Jolly Saint Nick with just a few embellishments.

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Watch how to make Santa cookies:

Happy decorating! Enjoy decorating this iconic shape in new, unique ways.

Cookies decorated by Mary Mansfield of The Flour Gardener

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