Anyway, I found this recipe on Cookie Madness that promised to be no-fail all around. I followed the directions, and guess what. No fail. It’s a pretty basic recipe so I’ll be interested to see if there’s something out there to jazz up the flavor and sweetness a bit more, but my co-worker and I had such a lovely afternoon of chatting and decorating these little guys in celebration of the most awesomest of holidays. And now, with all of my cut-out cookie confidence, I can’t wait to make another batch for Christmas, because there’s nothing quite so satisfying as slowly dismembering a gingerbread man.