Gingerbread men cookies are one of my favorite cookies to make every holiday season. My whole family loves to decorate the cookies in different outfits and styles. This year I tried my hand at a different and much easier icing technique. Instead of spending hours hunched over a tray of cookies piping all the little details, I dip dyed the men in bowls of icing for a color blocked look. The process was quick and the results were adorable!
Then it was just a matter of dipping a portion of the gingerbread men into the different icing colors. No piping bags, no icing tips, just dip and lay on a piece of parchment to dry.
As an optional little extra, I went in with a food safe paint brush and a mixture of edible gold luster dust (I got mine at the local baking supply store) mixed with triple sec and painted a line were the icing and gingerbread men met after the icing was dry. If you want to go above an beyond, feel free to decorate the icing a bit more with the edible gold paint. Add polka dots, lines, or even just a few brush strokes for an even more modern look.
And just look how cute they look packaged with the ornament macarons I made last week in the same colors.
And since you already made the icing, why not make a few sugar cookie mittens to go with them. I am sure everyone would love to receive these adorable little cookies. I know I would!