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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Gingerbread!

I can’ believe how smoothly things went this year compared to last.  I don’t know what I did wrong last year or if I just needed to run through it once to get all the swearing out of my system before I could really figure it out.  This year it just went together.  I used the same recipe and amazingly nothing fell apart.

We had a lot of fun this year.  We used up all the candy!  Last year we had tons left over.  Next year I want to try Necco wafers for shingles.  I love the way that looks and I might be able to convince my kids that it’s a good idea.

They both ate their weight in candy today and Avery doubled her efforts by eating her wait in icing as well.  How they’re not both sick with tummy aches is a mystery to me.  I guess they’ve been slowly building up to it with the advent calendar.

I used this template though I let Chase do most of the cutting so it was kind of loose.  I found that using a serrated knife worked really well to smooth out parts of the baked cookies that were too bumpy to fit together.  I particularly like this recipe because it tastes good and makes enough for a good sized house and several cookies.

I love how much Chase can do now.  Last year she just stuck stuff into the icing.  This year she had plans, measured and executed her vision.

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