Dress Up Your Gingerbread

Dress Up Your Gingerbread Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Karen Tack


2 14-oz. bags white candy melts (such as those made by Wilton)
Royal icing
Red and green food coloring
Red and green M&M's Minis


1. Melt candy melts as package label directs. Dip bottoms of gingerbread cookies as desired. Shake off excess and place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate to harden.

2. Divide royal icing into 3 small bowls. Leave 1 batch white, tint 1 red and tint third green. Spoon each batch into pastry bags fitted with small plain tips. (If you have only 1 tip, decorate using 1 color at a time.) Pipe icing to make faces and other decorations, and to attach M&M's Minis.

3. Attach Minis as desired for buttons and belts.

December 2009
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