Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Willy Wonka Gingerbread Men Cookies

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Willy Wonka Gingerbread Men Cookies

It's my fav time of year when all the Christmas and holiday cookies come out!

Every year I do some themed gingerbread men cookies and this year it's

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

The original 1971 movie is on my all time favorites list so it was just a matter of time before these fun characters showed up in cookie form!

Willy Wonka is also one of my have internet memes!

Start with some cut out gingerbread men.  I use royal icing for faces and some detail that needs a smoother look.

The rest of the detail is done with melted candy wafers/melts

Melt in a microwave safe bowl then add candy to zip lock bags to pipe the detail on.  You can reheat if needed in 5-7 second intervals.

I love all the Willy Wonka characters since they are so unique.  

Even the bad eggs!

In case you needed some help:

Grandpa Joe (with his Fizzy Lifting Drink and Charlie (and his golden ticket)

Violet Beauregarde (plumped up like a blueberry but still blowing bubbles) 
Veruca Salt (She got her golden egg)

Augustus Gloop (eating a Wonka Bar of course) and Mike Teevee (and his mini TV self!)

And of course the iconic Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas

I'm bringing them to a party since they make for such a fun cookie platter for grown ups and kids!

Which character is your favorite?

Merry Christmas to all that celebrate and get ready for 2019!

PS I use a gingerbread cookie mix to speed the process and I find the cookie dough rolls out great and the gingerbread men keep their shape when baked!


  1. They look adorable! Can you add a link to the gingerbread recipe you used please?

  2. Hi Mandi - I actually used a gingerbread mix

    It speeds the time of making them and they roll out keeping their shape very well!


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