Gingerbread cookies get a lot of focus during Christmas holidays. They’re my favorite Christmas snack next to biscotti. Baking and decorating them got me into the Merry mood so I made a Christmas poem dedicated to all Gingerman bakers out there, here goes.
I’m the Gingerman maker
A one proud baker
My creativity is expressed in my creations
Their not just classic flavors and presentations
Each of my gingerman is different
So yummy and carefully decorated
They can even be used as ornaments
that will perhaps earn me some complements
Planning how to decorate is of utmost importance;
To prevent your gingerman from looking like a clown for instance.
You have to know what’s just right and what’s over the top,
When to use more sweets and when to stop.
Creating them requires an enormous amount of patience
for over rushing doesn’t do justice to the ingredients
The rule is to take them out (of the oven) before they brown
Otherwise Mr. Gingerman might just frown.
share my secret?
There’s nothing really
Variety is vital
But balance is the key
It’s totally exhausting, but oh, so much fun!
For the whole point should always be a good time for everyone.
So go bake these cookies at this time of the year
for Mr. Gingerman is just one of the things to make a Christmas cheer.
I make gingerbread cookies almost every year and everyone loves them. So if you think that you’re an exception that means you’ve not tasted a real gingerbread cookie. There are a lot of gingerman wannabes out there, some don’t even contain ginger, some are just plain sugar or chocolate cookies, and the worst are the ones that taste like wet cardboard, ugh! I dare you to try my recipe and make the best gingerbread cookies you’ve ever tasted. Good Luck home bakers !
© 2012 by Abigail C. Lu / Artistic Milestone