|I love old cookie cutters! This one was my Mom's that we used when I was a little girl. What a cute little gingerbread man!|
An old friend recently sent me an email asking for help making one of her family's traditional holiday cookies gluten free. The recipe came from an 1950's cookbook and the recipe is called Wagon Wheels. They taste very similar to the Gingerbread Cookies I grew up with so for the sake of the recipe title, I will call them Gingerbread cookies. My friend's Mom always doubled the recipe and made the cookies before Thanksgiving. She cut half of them into turkeys for Thanksgiving and the other half she used Christmas cut outs. Talk about one wise lady! Baking cookies for Thanksgiving knowing that half of them will be ready for Christmas. That is so smart and efficient! So that is exactly what I did, half of them I made into little turkeys and the other half became little gingerbread men. I'm going to freeze the gingerbread men and pull them back out for goodies in December. And to decorate the little turkey's you could use little candy corns for tail feathers (if you are not allergic to egg) and a red hot for the turkey's eye. Press them in gently when the cookies come out of the oven.