Overrun by Gingerbread People

It was a very humid day and probably not one I would ordinarily choose to spend in a kitchen baking cookies. However, it is Christmas (almost) and I had a lot of German Lebkuchen dough, add to that an invitation from my friend to join her in baking and decorating Christmas cookies and well, that’s essentially how I ended up on a muggy day in a hot kitchen making a couple of dozen little Gingerbread men (plus other shaped cookies).

In terms of taste, I find they’re not bad for my first go at this recipe. I think that not having spent an entire afternoon making the actual dough helps a lot in terms of my desire to eat the end product. I found that yesterday when I baked the other set of cookies I didn’t want to even look at them in the end because I had spent so long creating them.

The recipe is essentially the same one as the Pfeffernüsse recipe that I posted the time before last, minus the pepper but plus slivered almonds. The white cookies in the third picture are sugar cookies and we used royal icing for decorating.

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