Is there a cookie that is more Christmas-y than gingerbread? Here at Creative Kid Snacks, we like to play with our food. We like to keep our snacks healthy, educational, and fun. Today’s snack is a Christmastime treat, so we will put it in the dessert category. While you’re here, you might enjoy checking out some of our other fun Christmas creations!
Gingerbread Man Bubble Bath
Everyone likes a relaxing bubble bath, including gingerbread men.
To make this creation, my girls and I first followed the Betty Crocker gingerbread cookie recipe, and used our gingerbread man cookie cutters to cut them to size.
Next, we used this recipe for royal icing to pipe the sleepy eyes and smile on our gingerbread man’s face. We chose to use royal icing because it stays put much better than a buttercream.
Once cooled and dried, we placed our gingerbread man into a mug filled with milk. We used cold milk because we like to eat our cookies with nice cold milk. If you like, you could also heat up the milk for a real “warm bath” for your gingerbread man. You could even add a bit of fancy peppermint flavor syrup like you’d get from the coffee shop if you had some on hand!
Making the Bubbles
Next comes the fun part for the kids – making the bubbles! To make the bubbles, place a straw into your milk and blow! Blow until you have lots of beautiful white bubbles for your happy gingerbread man’s bubble bath!
Hot Tubbin’ It
You may also like the idea of letting your gingerbread man take a dip in a hot tub of warm cocoa. Follow all of the same directions as before, but this time, add some hot chocolate mix or chocolate syrup to your warm milk before serving!
Make sure the cookie cutter you are using for your gingerbread man has his arms out to the sides as opposed to down closer to his body. The ourstretched arms help the gingerbread man to rest comfortably in the mug as his arms hang over the sides.
Choose your mug carefully. Allow enough room for his body to submerge but not too much room or else his feet will float in the milk and he will look like he is ready to fall out backwards from the mug. If this happens, simply brace your gingerbread man with a straw or even a spoon before serving.
Blessings to your and your family this Christmas season!
to see these wonderful gingerbread themed recipes.
3. Gingerbread Angle Ornament by Haniela’s