I was talking to my sister the other day and told her my story about the gourmet dog biscuits. If you haven't read about this you can read it here. After our chuckle, she reminded me about the gingerbread cookies I made one year at Christmas time and how she enjoyed them. I couldn't quite remember what I made so I got to searching through my recipe book to see if I could find the recipe I used. I came up with the basic recipe but couldn't find the cookie cutter. I went to the store and bought a new cookie cutter and started mixing up cookie dough. It had to cool in the fridge overnight so I had time to think about the next step. The more I thought about these cookies I made a few years ago, the more I realized they really weren't gingerbread MEN. They were gingerbread teddy bears. Some more digging came up with the recipe in an old Taste of Home magazine.
Today I started rolling out cookie dough and what a struggle that was. First I used wax paper, then used the cookie cutter for the men. That was a disaster. The dough stuck to the wax paper and I couldn't get it off the paper and onto the pan without messing it up. What a mess. And, it was taking forever.
This is what two hours of cookie making looks like.
I wanted to cry. This was not working.
I finally decided to make little balls of dough, which I put on parchment paper, and flattened with a water glass. This would give me little round gingerbread cookies and I could use up the dough and be done with it.
I finished those socks. WOOT-WOOT!