2004-12-16 / Arts & Entertainment

Gingerbread Recipe Takes Many Holiday Shapes

Gingerbread Circle of Friends

Gingerbread Circle of Friends

1 recipe Gingerbread Dough

1 recipe Chocolate Gingerbread Dough

Prepared vanilla frosting

8 ounces Jelly Belly jelly beans and holiday candies

1. Prepare Gingerbread Dough. Chill. Preheat oven to375°F. Grease 2 baking sheets. 2. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Cut with 5-inch gingerbread boy and girl cookie cutters, and smaller 2-inch cutters for kids. Using spatula, place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. 3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Let stand 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate with jelly beans and holiday candies using prepared frosting in tube to attach candies. 4. When frosting is set, arrange cookies in circle with heads toward center, overlapping and attaching hands with frosting.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

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