Gingerbread cookies are another Christmas tradition we have. We love to make them and especially eat them. I have this Gingerbread cookies recipe from none other than Mel's Kitchen Cafe--of course. We use it every year. It does take a little bit of advanced planning since you do have to either chill the dough in the fridge or freezer, but it is worth it. Soft, chewy perfect Gingerbread cookies every time.
So many helpers in the kitchen--I promise there are gingerbread cookies in there somewhere. . .
Everyone likes to help cut them and roll them out. Roll them out thick and do not overbake is very important!!!
We normally are gingerbread cookie purists and don't put anything on them and just eat them plain, but this year I saw this icing at Wal-mart and thought we would try it. All 3 came together. You microwave it, and it comes out so smooth. The kids really liked using it. The taste isn't the best as compared with homemade frosting, but it was still fun and nice you could just use the bottles it came in and not have to get frosting bags and tips out.
The results were pretty cool looking! The kids like it a lot.