This kicks off my 2018 Christmas Cookies series! I was a busy mama making 7 different types of treats for family, friends, doormen, mailmen, and maintenance workers. Everyone seemed to enjoy all of my sweets, so now I’m here to share them with you! The first, these Gingerbread Men & Reindeer from Waitrose, were too cute. They were much thicker and more of an actual bread than I am used to (could be due to UK vs US preferences), but it was still pretty good. One of my sisters was actually so obsessed that she consumed a large portion of unbaked dough (despite this year’s CDC warnings) and then, later, a lot of the actual cooked cookies.
How to make it an A+: This dough was verrrrrryyyy dry, that I ended up adding a little extra butter and some water to the mix. Perhaps something got lost in UK to US conversion translation, but it was all better once adjusted. This still gets high marks for cuteness, and the ingenious idea to turn the men upside down for the reindeer!