Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DIY Tuesday: Gingerbread Man Cocktail Garnish














Gingerbread Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Icing Ingredients:
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup egg whites

Step #1: Put on a fabulously sparkly gold ring!
Step #2: Adorn your arms with these adorable gold glitter bangles by Betsey Johnson!
Step #3: Sift together your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and ground cloves).
Step #4: In a separate bowl use an electric mixer to beat butter, sugar and egg until fluffy. Add molasses and lemon zest and mix well.
Step #5: Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.
Step #6: Separate dough into four equal parts, wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
Step #7: Roll dough out between two pieces of wax paper.
Step #8: Cut out your gingerbread man (or woman!)
Step #9: Grease a cookie sheet and place a lollipop stick behind your cookies. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Makes about 7 dozen!
Step #10: Make your icing by combining powdered sugar and egg whites in a mixer on high.
Step #11: Fill pastry bag with icing and use a #3 tip (or snip a tiny corner off of a Ziploc bag if you don't have a pastry bag). Outline the edge of your cookie.
Step #12: Decorate your cookie with cinnamon buttons or whatever strikes your fancy!

And if you're looking for our festive Gingerbread Martini recipe, go here!



PS: Don't forget to enter our Lilly Pulitzer giveaway!!!






And, of course, we're in the midst of our 12 Days of Christmas Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway! You can enter to win this gorgeous "Shaken 'n Stirred" necklace today by commenting below and telling us what your favorite Christmas song is!

PS: The winner from yesterday's Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway is: Anne Hill! Send us an email at goodgirls@fashionablybombed.com so we can send you your fab new necklace! YAYAYAYAY!!!

54 comments:

  1. Baby it's Cold Outside! I find it a 'delicious' song.

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  2. This is so cool!

    My favourite song has got to be ' All I want for Christmas is you' by the formidable Mariah Carey!!! Oooh yes, have to have a bit of Mariah at Chrimbo!!
    Emma xx
    http://www.gawgusthings.com
    @gawgusthings

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  3. My favorite Christmas song is Linus and Lucy from a Charlie Brown Christmas! So jazzy and cool, I love it :)

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  4. My favorite Christmas song would be either grandma got ran over by a reindeer or all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. Both those songs add a little humor to the holidays which I love!! Also can't wait to try this cocktail!!
    Jennifer C
    Jcollins964@mail.usp.edu

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  5. "Do They Know It's Christmas" by Band-Aid. Gotta love the 80's.

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  6. my fave Christmas song is White Christmas! :)

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  7. Fav Christmas song is White Christmas by Bing Crosby. Gotta go with a classic ;)

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  8. I want a hippopotamous for christmas... and also this necklace!

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  9. my favorite Christmas song is Rudolph! Reindeer are sooooo cute!

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  10. My FAVORITE Christmas Song would probably have to be "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Karen Carpenter... she had such a lovely and haunting voice. The whole Carpenter's Christmas album is a holiday favorite!

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  11. My favorite christmas song is the hippopotamus song!

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  12. FELIZ NAVIDAD! hands down - an all time favorite.

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  13. My favorite Christmas song is Santa Baby! Cheers!

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  14. My favorite Christmas song would have to be "With Bells On", from the fabulous Dolly Parton and Kenny Rodgers Christmas CD. I have been mocked for this throwback choice for years, and I don't care :)

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  15. I love All I want for Christmas is you! It's just too catchy!

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  16. Winter song by Sarah Barellis is my absolute favorite winter song. It's so beautiful!

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  17. Best Christmas Song ever is ......... Santa Baby!

    Happy Tuesday! Pick me!

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  18. My favorite Christmas song is have yourself a merry little christmas :) Love that one!

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  19. My favorite christmas songs are Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and So this is Christmas. So good! I think I'll go listen to them now

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  20. "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. Every year I watch Holiday Inn with my family, and that song gets me every time.

    Love it!

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  21. I will always love Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas is you." I used to sing it all the time into my fisher price recorder when I was little :D (But the Christmas Song by Christina Aguilera is great too)

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  22. The Waitresses, Christmas Wrapping--love that song.

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  23. All I Want for Christmas Iiiiiiiiis...Youuu!

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  24. Best Christmas Song is -

    Last Christmas by Wham. Mainly because it's hilarious, but nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit like it!

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  25. Gotta agree with RedHotLiz!! Santa Baby is my fave,too!

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  26. Kenny Chesney ~ All I want for Christmas is a Real Good Tan...
    Instead of turkey we'll have mahi mahi grillin'
    And pina colodas in the blender chillin'

    My kind of Christmas! :)

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  27. Definitely The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole!!

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  28. My favorite Christmas song is definitely "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee. It's fun and always puts me in such a good mood.

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  29. My favorite Christmas song is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee. It's fun and always puts me in a good mood.

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  30. BIG fan of Winter Wonderland. I also love Christmas Song by Dave Matthews Band - takes me right back to college!

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  31. All I Want for Christmas Is You (meaning this beautiful necklace!) Also O Holy Night, as well as Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. There are too many beautiful or fun and festive songs to pick only one!

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  32. Christmas Canon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.....you may let your mind go and dream of beautiful things,
    Merry

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  33. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland from Meet Me In St. Louis - classic!

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  34. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The James Taylor version makes me want to cozy by the fire and have a martini

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  35. There are so many to pick from! But my two absolute favorite songs are "Winter Wonderland" by Johnny Mathis (we walked down the aisle to this song. So apropos, no?) and the instrumental version of "Sleigh Ride"!

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  36. Jingle Bell Rock! because of the mean girls dance...


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  37. My favorite Christmas song is Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!

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  38. I love "Where are you Christmas" by Faith Hill!

    leah.hart1@gmail.com

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  39. It is Tuesday and I would love to be your winner!!!!

    Rockin Round the Christmas Tree!!!

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  40. Rockin Round the Christmas Tree!!!

    Please pick me!!!

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  41. My all time favorite is Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt, it's the best version there is!

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  42. Harry Connick Jr. the little drummer boy! :)

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  43. My favorite Christmas song is River by Joni Mitchell!

    Second Favorite - Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses :)

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  44. My favorite Christmas song is Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer by Jack Johnson. It has such a cute twist at the end :)

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  45. Favorite christmas song is Britney Spears My Only Wish (This Year)

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  46. I LOVE listening to the radio at Christmas time, but I would have to say my absolute favorite song is Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree!

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  47. The Little Drummer Boy

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  48. "Step into Christmas, let's join together, we could watch the snow fall forever and ever!" Elton John rocks it with "Step into Christmas"--my recent favorite!!

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  49. "The Christma Song" by Nat King Cole & "Santa Baby" sang by Eartha Kitt :)

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  50. I love all Christmas music but my favorite is definitely Baby It's Cold Outside!

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  51. Mine is Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney.

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  52. i love charlie brown so so so much, but I'd have to say right now it is 2000 miles, by the pretenders. i never thought i'd see chick rock and christmas music go together so amazingly well

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