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Just thought I’d share the cookie version of us. That’s the husband on the left, me on the right and the kid in front. Now, the cookie versions are meant to merely evoke the notion of us rather than represent us exactly, for ’tis rare my husband wears red overalls with a bow tie. And I don’t even own a floor length green dress. The kid’s lime green jump suit is more accurate.

I used a Williams-Sonoma gingerbread house kit which they no longer sell, but the gingerbread cookie recipe is HERE. It worked pretty well, except I rolled the dough a tad too thick so the house pieces didn’t fit together perfectly. Hence, I spent about an hour “sawing” the sides with a knife to get them to stand together.

I used these pictures for our Christmas card. As we moved (3 times!) this past year, the card doubled as a change of address notice.

An exact likeness of our house (I wish!):

And much easier to get a picture of three cookie cats than our real ones:

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  1. melissa
    Posted December 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    LOL I tried making a gingerbread house with my twin boys well lets just say its not standing lol. I love yours.

  2. Sue Sparks
    Posted December 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I'm a sucker for gingerbread and this is so cute!!!

  3. Jeanette
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    How cute. You have a lovely family! Merry Christmas.

  4. Kara
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    drat! too cute, and now you have my wandering down another rabbit hole looking for the best price for this cookie cutter set on ebay!

  5. cookies and cups
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    hahaha! i love it, and that kit is so great, too bad they don't sell it anymore!

  6. mădălina
    Posted December 22, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    ahhh I wish I had your steady hand when it comes to piping all the fine detail. sooo jealous:p

    happy holidays.xoxo

  7. Jennifer
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE seeing how people personalize their own gingerbread houses. Yours is so cute!!! Merry Christmas!

  8. Gala
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Aaaaw…so cute! Love the cats!

  9. Rosa's Yummy Yums
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    That is such a pretty house! I love the kitties!

    Happy Holidays!



  10. Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted December 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Aw, so cute!
    What do you mean you don't wear a long green dress like that? lol
    Hope you had a great Christmas.

  11. Jill
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Those gingerbread cats are just ADORABLE!! :)

  12. Jo
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Absolutely cute and so adorable. I love it.

  13. Lisa
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Such a cute, cheery, colorful and well executed GB house! Have a Happy New Year!!

  14. fairy_mi
    Posted January 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Your gingerbread house is soooo cute!
    I love the decorations and the lovely colors-
    It really is a Hanzel and Gretel house
    Great job!
    (also a DB)

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