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Old 12-06-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Icing recipe for Gingerbread Men ?

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I found this recipe for gingerbread cookies (Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com) and I want to make my own icing to frost and decorate them. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-06-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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i would like a recipe as well. bought a pan that lets me bake gingerbread cakes shaped like the gingerbread men cookies. just a really a simple not to much frosting. should i just use a glaze?
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:26 PM   #3
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I have been thinking about this recently too... I was thinking of just using a royal icing, just powdered sugar and water. A softer frosting doesn't seem exactly appropriate for gingerbread men, IMHO. But then, royal icing isn't very exciting in the taste department either so... I don't know.
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Any other ideas or recipes out there anyone would like to share?

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Old 12-09-2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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Ok... I added warm melted butter to sifted powder sugar to a good consistancy. Yum!
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:23 PM   #6
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I use royal icing and add some almond extract or even pepermint extract.
I have used a butter cream frostong and added maple extract with good results
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