Square 3: St. Martin's Day -- make a batch of gingerbread men,

 

 

 

Well, I don't make gingerbread men but I do make a mean ginger snap cookie and I whipped up a batch this afternoon for Thanksgiving dessert. Of course, I forgot all about this task until just now, so I don't have any pictures of the process and the finished produce is wrapped for the night, so proof of the pudding is going to have to wait until I can snap a picture of them.  In the meantime, here is the recipe (from Irma Rombauer's Joy of Cooking)

 

Recipe notes. Bake for 18-20 min at 325°F. I don't grease the pan. I do not put marshmallow or icing on them--the don't need the extra sugar.  (For those in the US, I get my spices from Penzey's; their freshness makes a real difference.)