Gingerbread Friends Garland

These gingerbread friends hold hands to create a delicious holiday decoration for your mantel.
Gingerbread Friends Garland What You Need:
Gingerbread-friends Garland
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This decoration may
be irresistible.

  • Gingerbread Friends in desired quantity (see recipe on the next page)
  • 1/8-inch-wide red ribbon
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Make cookie dough (see recipe on next page) and shape several gingerbread friends in the size desired.

2. Before baking, use a straw to make a small hole in each hand. Bake and cool cookies as directed.

3. Decorate as desired using icing and candies.

4. Join hands. Connect the cookies together by threading thin ribbon through the holes in their hands. Knot the ribbon and trim the ends.

More Ideas:

  • For a more lasting version, use oven-bake clay to make the gingerbread men.
  • Other cookie cutter shapes make cute garlands, too -- try reindeer, snowmen, or Santa boots.

Continued on page 2:  Gingerbread Recipe