Candy Cane Gingerbread Men

Every esteemed gingerbread man needs a candy cane!
Every esteemed gingerbread man needs a candy cane!
Time Prep
25 Minutes
Complexity
Easy
Serves
4+
  • 1. Roll
    4 mins

    Roll out your gingerbread cookie dough, and cut out gingerbread men shapes.

  • 2. Roll
    1 min

    Roll a piece of aluminum foil into a tight ball, the same size as your peppermint melts.

  • 3. Place
    1 min

    Place the aluminum ball in the center of the cookie, between its arms.

  • 4. Press
    2 mins

    Using your thumb, lightly press the arms to elongate them, and then pull the arms up and over the ball, to hold it in place.

  • 5. Bake
    varies depending on recipe

    Bake the cookies according to your recipe, then allow them to cool slightly.

  • 6. Remove
    2 mins

    While still warm, and slightly pliable, remove the aluminum ball and replace it with a peppermint melt.

  • 7. Pipe
    8 mins

    Pipe on a face and buttons.