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Woodland Santa Gingerbread Cookies

Woodland Santa Gingerbread Cookies, Lay The Table Ever since I spied Haniela’s darling sleeping Santa cookies last year, I have wanted to make something similar…a gnome-like or woodland themed cookie, and I finally did it:) I was blog-hopping and came upon the fabulous Chickabug blog! There I found a felt Christmas ornament round-up, which included a link to another fantastic blog, Revoluzzza, and there it was…an adorable Santa ornament! The blog owner refers to the ornament as “Last Minute Santa”, but I don’t think I am nearly as talented to make these at the “last minute”:)
Woodland Santa Gingerbread Cookies, Lay The Table I added a hat to the Santas because mine did not look quite as cute without hair as the stitched version did. Initially I tried to add icing stitches along their heads, but  that was a fail. The little hats saved the day! Whew!
Woodland Santa Gingerbread Cookies, Lay The Table  With closer inspection of the felt ornaments, I noticed that they were each topped with a bead, so I added a colored m&m candy to the top of each.  I can’t decide whether I like them with or without the candy.  One thing I do know, next time I will bake them with a hole at the top and hang them as a garland:) How cute would that be!?!
Woodland Santa Gingerbread Cookies, Lay The Table  A heartfelt thanks to Hani, for her continual baking and decorating inspiration, and to Revoluzzza for her amazing, inspiring stitchery!

For the Cookies:

I used my favorite gingerbread recipe, which is HERE on my blog, and royal icing which is also on my blog, HERE. I made a template for each cookie by printing a photo of the ornaments, tracing it onto paper and then cutting out a template using a file folder.  Each cookie is about 4.5-inches tall and is a little over 2-inches at the widest part. To tint the icing, I used AmeriColor Super Red, and for the blue, Wilton Sky Blue. The flower above each Santa is a snowflake sprinkle with a dot of icing in the middle, and the white ball at the end of each cap is a sugar pearl. I love my woodland Santa Cookies, and they really are yummy too! Linked to:

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Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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