Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Peanuts Gang Gingerbread Men - Gingerbread Blog Hop and Giveaway


Another fun Blog Hop and Giveaway for you, brought to you by Beth from Hungry Happenings and Jill from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.  This one is a Gingerbread Theme!


A Gingerbread Party??! Well how could I not join in?!  Gingerbread and this time of year go hand in hand, so for this one, I did gingerbread men all dressed up as our favorite Peanuts characters.  


I've done character gingerbread men before, like Super Hero Gingerbread MenDisney Princesses Gingerbread, and Star Wars Gingerbread Men, and I always have fun doing them.  We just watched A Charlie Brown Christmas the other night, which the kids love, so I figured they would be perfect this year.

I used a pre-made mix for the gingerbread, just to speed the process up a little.  Then just roll out and cut the gingerbread cookie forms out.  Sometimes I even do these ahead of time and freeze the cut out cookies (un-iced) so that I can do them later.  Because Snoopy and Woodstock are smaller, I cut out a section of their middle before baking, then just put the "head" and "feet" parts back together.  It worked out well!


The detail is done with royal icing (white for Snoopy, yellow for Woodstock, and flesh colors for the gangs' heads, hands).  The rest of the detail is done with candy melts in various colors.  You could always use royal icing for the colors too, but I have candy melt in a plethora of colors, so this works better/faster for me, versus tinting a whole bunch of icing colors.

Hopefully you recognize your fav characters, but just in case here they are:


Snoopy and Woodstock were tough in gingerbread men form, but I'm ok with how they came out.


I always wonder if Lucy and Schroeder and Linus and Sally ended up together and married.  Maybe the girls finally wore the boys down.


Peppermint Patty has always been one of my favs! Yes Sir!


Pig-Pen came out better than I was thinking he would!  I used edible food writer to add the "dirt" on is face.  I didn't even know Frieda's name until I looked it up, and Franklin just sits back and observes the silliness going on.


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And Please check out ALL the fun Gingerbread Stuff from this awesomely awesome group of bloggers! I know I will be visiting them all today.


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Here are all the FB pages to make it easier for you too, GOOD LUCK!!  And a big thank you to Jill and Beth for doing all the leg work and including me in the party.  I really hope you like the Peanuts Gang in Gingerbread form.  Hard to believe it's only 2 weeks to Christmas! 





23 comments :

  1. Thanks for joining in on the gingerbread fun. I absolutely love these Peanuts cookies. You did such an amazing job decorating the cookies and really capturing the likeness of the characters.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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    1. thanks a lot beth! I had a great time with this party, thanks for organizing and including me!

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  2. oh my goodness look at all of them! SUCH detail Michelle! i always wanted to have a Charlie Brown Christmas party-these would be PERFECT! i would have time to make these since all i would have to do is hang one ornament on the tree. LOL! happy to join you and the others on this hop/giveaway thanks to Beth and Jill! :)

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    1. thanks Lisa, actually decorating this kind of stuff is very relaxing to me, weird right?!

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  3. Haha, you did such a great job on these, Michelle! So original and cute! I love the Peanuts gang, and gingerbread too:)

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    1. I know Peanuts and Gingerbread, can't go wrong. Thanks SUe!

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    1. thank you Jill, and thanks for organizing such a fun party and giveaway!!

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  5. I am hearing the Linus and Lucy song playing in my head right now! Love this awesome collection of gingerbread men you've made!

    Amy @ Creative Kid Snacks

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  6. Fantastic idea! I'm making a mental list of the other character families I could attempt.

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    1. I know right, it was hard to pick, but I always have fun with these projects!

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  7. I love the Peanuts gang and each one of these cookies is adorable!!

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  8. WANT SNOOPY I WANT SNOOPY. I love them but Snoopy is well he is Snoopy. Adorable Collection Michelle! So glad I found this year. Merry Christmas.

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  9. I seriously love your Peanuts gang, Michelle!! Fabulous details! We watch Charlie Brown videos for all the major holidays...but the Christmas one is my absolute favorite. :)

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  10. Your Peanuts gingerbread characters are adorable! I would have never thought of being so creative with my gingerbread men! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. It wouldn't be Christmas with out Charlie Brown and his crew ... Snoopy and Woodstock are my favorites!

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  12. You did a great Job! I know it took a lot of time and patience! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  13. The cookies are too cute to eat. Want to play with them. So much fun.

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  14. Awesome! I love how your icing looks! Would you mind sharing the recipe?

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