We recently returned from visiting my parents in California where we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. While we were there my mom decided Trinity could help her get a start on holiday baking. Gingerbread Men were chosen because of the added bonus of decorating the cookies. Trinity and Grammie worked hard all morning: Of course, Lilly wanted to get in on the action too!

After several cookie sheets were filled with gingerbread boys and girls, and hearts, and geese, Trinity decided she wanted to make her own cookie shape. Gingerbread snakes! Every bit as appetizing as a gingerbread man? You be the judge:Don’t you want to set a dish of these out at your next Christmas party?

After Lilly went to bed, they set to work decorating:

I genuinely couldn’t believe how long Trinity sat there diligently decorating cookies. These were proudly served (hand carried on a tray by Trinity!) when friends from our Hong Kong days came over for a visit. They were delicious! My mom sent a bunch of them home with us….but for some reason, every one of those gingerbread snakes ended up in our bag of cookies! 😉