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Decorating Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread cookies are a festive treat during the holidays! It's a fun activity to do with the whole family. Decorating the cookies is almost as much fun as eating them!
 
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Step 1: Get/ Make Gingerbread Cookies

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You can buy gingerbread cookies at the store, or you can make them yourself. Make sure the cookies are cooled before putting icing on them.

Step 2: Gather Decorating Supplies

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Gingerbread cookies, red hots, vanilla icing, and one plastic bag

Step 3: Prepare Icing

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Spoon the icing into the plastic bag. Squeeze the icing into one corner of the bag and cut a small hole in that corner.

Step 4: Put Icing on Cookie

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This is where you can be creative. You can add sleeves, pants, hair, and shoes if you wish. Don't forget to add icing dots for the eyes and buttons. Don't forget to add a smile!

Step 5: Put Red Hots On Cookies

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Put red hots on the icing dots for the eyes and buttons.

Step 6: Eat

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Now enjoy your holiday gingerbread men!