I'm fascinated by googley eyes. I'm not sure why. I can't explain it. I just am. I like to put them on things... like frogs and monsters.
So I decided that gingerbread men should have googley eyes too!
Don't worry, these are edible :)
I used this gingerbread cookie recipe but modified it by adding 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and 1tsp. of nutmeg. I used this icing recipe but substituted lemon extract for the almond, and ended up using a lot more milk and corn syrup than what the recipe called for. I used about 1 1/2 TBS of corn syrup and added a 1/2 tsp of milk at a time until I got a good consistency. I probably used about 2 1/2 TBS of milk but I'm not exactly sure. Then I used mini M&M's for the buttons and red & black food coloring to create the eyes and cheeks.
I don't normally make rolled cookies but these were pretty easy to make. I do not have a steady hand so I don't think I'll ever have a career as a cookie decorator but it was fun and I may make this an annual tradition. I think once a year is plenty! LOL
Have a VERY Merry Christmas :)