Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gingerbread Men II

Yesterday, we shared one of our members Gingerbread recipe with you.

Today, I came across this really cute Gingerbread man tree decoration on Elsie Marley's blog . It has instructions to make your own. I thought it was just the cutest thing I've seen especially since our blog post from yesterday was Gingerbread. I just had to share with you.
If you make it, be sure to leave us a message and more importantly, leave a message on Elsie Marley's blog and let her know you've enjoyed her pattern.

Enjoy your holiday and we'll touch base again after Christmas.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gingerbread Men

It seems like ages since our Christmas Social in November. Life is very busy this time of year - the hustle and bustle of getting everything done in time for Christmas keeps us all busy and the days fly by. Are you still working on a special quilt for someone?
We just thought we would share a few more photos from our Social. Remember the fun and laughter and warmth we shared together that evening? One of the great things about our Guild is all the wonderful people who make up our group. We are very fortunate to have such a great group of gals....

As promised, following is one of the recipes for the Gingerbread Men that were at the place settings at our Christmas Social last month. This is Carol Good's recipe. Many thanks for sharing Carol.

Gingerbread Men

Beat until smooth:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar

Blend into mixture
1/2 cup molasses
1 large egg yolk

Stir together then beat into mixture at slow speed
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp allspice

Roll out on a floured board, and cut with your favorite gingerbread man cookie cutter. Use currants for eyes, nose and mouth and buttons. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Merry Christmas everyone!