The Food Exchange: my first ever Gingerbread men

Last week I realized that Christmas is closer than I assumed. I have to say so far we are quite well organised regarding gifts – I clearly needed to start decorating and baking though to get in the Christmas mood!

This is why I was really happy when Lucy from sent me this months recipe for our monthly project ‘The Food Exchange’. Like every month I send Lucy a German recipe, whilst she sends me an English recipe. This is loads of fun and a great way to get to know new recipes. Lucy is from England and lives in Germany – exactly the other way round compared to me and I really love our project.
Anyway, more importantly: this months for me are Gingerbread men, which was a great reason for me to add a new cookie cutter to my selection.

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gingerbread_madebygreta13Lucy recommended an awesome recipe from the BBC. You can find it here.
I baked the cookies on a Friday night with my two boys at home and the dough was super easy to make. All in all it took us maybe two hours to finish the cookies.gingerbread_madebygreta9

I am not very talented when it comes to piping icing on cookies but it was loads of fun to put a smile on the gingerbread men’s face and I think they are nice and fun to look at.
Whilst I was baking I kept thinking that this was a great bake to do with kids. The dough is easy to handle, even for small hands and the cookie cutters are fairly big which is great too.
Lucy baked some German Christmas cookies, which she will present on her blog today. Have a look – her blog is great!
So if you have a bit of time left this weekend: get in the kitchen, make a cup of tea, light a few candles and get in the Christmas-mood. I swear – it worked with me. 🙂

Thank you to Lucy for the recipe. I loved it! I can’t wait to bake next months bake. I already have the recipe and it sounds great and very English. I am excited!gingerbread_madebygreta3gingerbread_madebygreta1

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