Friday, December 24, 2010

Gingerbread Bacon Boys


merry X-mas from the BACON BOYS

i hope everyone has a fabulous day !!!


these delicious boys come straight to you from Betty Crocker's 3-ring recipe book.  again, a classic done right by Betty.  this is the recipe my mother has used for years and years and YEARS.  well, this year i was in charge of the gingerbread making.  i knew bacon had to be involved somehow...someway...somewhere in the mix.

easy peasy...give them BACON PANTS !!!!
with a little vanilla-maple royal icing and some peanut butter buttons...YUM !
with a major doozer of a migraine, a lovely sinus infection, the sight of food nauseating me so that  i just wanted to crawl in bed... i soon found my self having the best time just giggling away while decorating my new friends...THE BACON BOYS. 
lesson learned. #1...when feeling blue or under the weather (understatement), bake a massive amount of cookies and decorate 'till all your worries disappear.  for those few hours i forgot i was sick.  well worth what i thought was going to be a big nightmare.  everyone i gave them to just laughed and laughed.  this little cookie might have just turned their day around as well.

lesson #2...don't underestimate the power of a simple hand decorated cookie


ROYAL ICING RECIPE

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
2 tsp corn syrup
1/4 tsp maple extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon

mix well...mix all little lumps out.  taste test.  add more flavoring if you feel the need, but you don't want to overpower your delicious cookie you spent hours mixing, chilling, rolling, cutting, baking AND cooling !!!

IN CONCLUSION...
decorating a zillion cookies might be a pain in the you know what, BUT you never know what may come from a simple little cookie with a smile...

5 comments:

birdutmasali said...

:)))
these are very enjoyable

Tiffany @ Conor & Bella said...

My husband took one look at the bacon and said he wanted them haha!

Marie said...

These are precious! The bacon pants, in particular, are adorable. :)

marla said...

I am truly amazed at your creativity! These must be delicious!

Mlissa910 said...

I "discovered" your blog today while on my search for bacon and spicy cookies. I have been on it now for hours. You are my food twin and I am falling in love...lol keep up the great blog. I have a list of things to cook starting with the bacon jam.

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