Reid turned 19 months on Oct. 6, and instead of documenting the whole day, I'm posting the 2 most fun parts of his "birthday." ;)
I hosted our afternoon playgroup and after getting a yummy recipe and idea from Amy, we decorated gingerbread boys. However, the boys were MUCH more interested in eating the treats right away instead of putting them on the "boys." :) I've included the gingerbread boy recipe at the end.
*** Gingerbread Men ***
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 pkg. instant butterscotch pudding mix
1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
raisins & candies
Mix together egg, shortening, and brown sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Roll out dough and cut into gingerbread men shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Decorate men using favorite frosting and candies. It's fun to make these after reading the classic tale of The Gingerbread Man.
Children like this recipe because the gingerbread is sweeter and chewier than the traditional molasses cookies.