Gingerbread has got to be one of my favorite flavors - ever. All shapes and forms work for me. I mean gingerbread is all cinnamony and spicy and so so tasty. So I'm pretty much campaigning to make gingerbread treats to be made all year round -let's not just limit it to the holiday season and Christmas time. Who's with me??
Dress some simple gingerbread men cookies up with some "bow ties" and you've got a cool way to wish Dad a very Happy Father's Day. And unlike boring old father's day cards that get put in a drawer to collect dust, these Dad can just eat when he's done admiring them. Well you *could* eat cards but they wouldn't be near as tasty.
The bow ties are made with some heart shaped jelly beans that I got on sale after Valentine's Day. They are all variations on cherry flavors (my hubby's fav flavor). Attach the hearts together with some melted chocolate or vanilla candy melt. Accent them with some discs of candy melt with some edible glitter on top.
Then just attach the bows to the gingerbread men cookies with more melted candy/chocolate. Add your favorite Dad saying with more melted chocolate (or you could use royal icing too). Once all the candy or frosting is dry, you can brush the entire cookie with some gold shimmer dust. The shimmer dust just makes them a little extra special. And you get some simple but fun gingerbread men for your favorite Dads.
A very special Happy Father's Day to all the "Dads" in my life. To my Dad, thanks for everything you do and are doing now for my kiddos! And also to my other half. He is such a tremendous Dad to our 3 kiddos. As we are lucky to have them, they are as lucky to have you.
PS. Do you like the new blog design?? I thought I was due for an update and wanted to do something super fun. Thanks so much to Jessica Krieger, I love it!
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