Recently Julianna came home from early preschool singing this song:
5 little gingerbread men in a row
Not gonna eat one, No, No, No!
But they look so pretty (yummy?) from head to toe
Crunch! Munch! Uh oh!!
1 little gingerbread man in a row
Not gonna eat him , No, No, No!
But he looks so pretty from head to toe
Crunch! Munch! OH WELL!
A few days later, I realized I was assigned to bring the snack for her class that week. I thought about it for a day or so, procrastinating until the very last minute. At 10pm the night before, I began perusing AllRecipes.com for kid friendly snack ideas. That's when I got the bright idea to make gingerbread cookies. You know, the kind of cookie that require dough to chill in the fridge for 4 hours before you cut and bake. I asked Matt if it would be crazy to run to the store that night to look for a gingerbread man cookie cutter and to buy some molasses. Then I headed out the door before he had a chance to answer.
Luckily, I found the supplies I needed. By midnight, the dough was chilling and I was in bed.
The following day I only had a few hours (nap time) to finish up – cut, bake, decorate. Julianna and her friends at school were so pleased that I think (5) little gingerbread men will be a tradition in our house every December.