Lisa and James from "Home Is Where The Mouse Is" is hosting a Holiday Cookie Swap at their blog this week. I thought this was such a fun, creative idea and it gives us all a longer "to do" list for this season. Already, there are some amazing posts linked up!
I knew I wanted to participate so I asked my 4 year old son what he wanted to make. Of course he said gingerbread men! He loves making these each year and it always reminds me of the gingerbread displays at Walt Disney World. In addition to the gingerbread men, we found a Mickey themed gingerbread house at Cracker Barrel too!
So, here are the ingredients needed for our cookies: Betty Crocker cookie mix, 1 egg and 1 stick of butter! I'm not quite ready to conquer the Walt Disney World gingerbread cookie recipe... maybe next week! ;)
For the gingerbread house, all we needed to do was open the box! Everything we needed was included: 4 wall panels, 2 roof panels, icing pouch, 3 bags of candies, a plastic base tray and 4 paper windows with Mickey and Minnie peeking out! The directions were easy to follow and the house was pretty easy to make.Below you can see our finished gingerbread men and gingerbread house! After making the cookies, C-man decided we would not use any icing. He was pleased with our cookie shapes without icing: Mickey Mouse, Gingerbread Men, Snowmen and Christmas Trees. I think he was tired of icing and decorating the house! I put the house together, and did all the icing. C-man helped put on all the candy pieces. It was a fun afternoon.
Thanks for the hop James and Lisa! It's been fun! :)