1. These cookies are adorable and I love that they are good for you! Good fuel for sure. Blackstrap molasses and maple syrup is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Congratulations on getting into the NYC half marathon! I can imagine training through the winter will be challenging but so rewarding! We have enough snow right now that I have been able to get out cross country skiing a couple of times, and the cold air feels so invigorating and purifying. Happy Holidays!!!

    • OH wow! I’ve never gone cross country skiing, but I intend to this year and I grew up upstate where there was plenty of opportunity. I’m glad you love that rich combo too. It’s really magical. I’m excited for the challenge of running in the winter, but as long as it’s in the 20s out, i’m putting it off. I ate two of these guys yesterday and didn’t feel bad about it at all. Happy holidays to you and your family. xoxo

  2. These look so cute and delicious! I’m so impressed with how they turned out, I would also feel sorry (not sorry) biting into these little guys’ heads. I love all things gingerbread (cookies, cakes…), the flavor is just perfect for the cold winter days. You’d love our local Lille-an and Belgian Christmas sweets, they are so special. I have done NO holiday cooking so far, and am having a hard time realizing I have less than a week left to think about it. Fortunately, nobody is expecting anything from me this year, or I’d be in trouble! 🙂

  3. Your gingerbread cookies are sooo cute! I’ve always wanted to make gingerbead cookies (for the sakes of decorating them, lol) but never got around to trying it. I will though. Your running so impresses me. I have a flu now, so stopping my running for a while until I get back on track. If I dont write again, Merry Christmas!!! xxx

    • Aww I hope you feel better! I’m relatively new to running. I normally prefer just doing cross training, but it’s been a cool and excruciating experience. This is my first time making gingerbread men and I have a long way to go with the decorating. Some of the things I’m seeing on pinterest should be in a museum. Mine look like a 3rd grader made them, but boy are they good 🙂 Merry Christmas to you, Sofia!!

  4. these are so adorable! i’m not one for rolling out cookie dough, i like the drop/release kind (rolling makes me think of pie crust and they always make me cry).

    happy holidays to you! may this season be warm & kind. happy training for your half during these cold winter days. i will be with you in spirit, as dw has signed up for a half, a 10 and a full in 2017 and i will be the dutiful wife egging him on & nourishing him and his running partner as they slough through.

    • Awww. Good job by Dw. Thanks so much for your kind wishes. Same to you. Right now I have this half in March and another Ragnar in May, but that is tentative. The team is holding my spot. The drop and release tastes better with this because each cookie is more concentrated, but these little guys are so cute I had to roll them. All the best to you this season too! xxoo

  5. whooaaaaaa!!!
    Did I tel you how beautiful your site looks on a computer screen, Amanda? It looks sooooo good!
    As do these cookies!!
    Tell me, were they chewey?
    And I hear about the snow and it looking like the perfect winter picture outside! It was actually really pretty and that’s coming from me haha

    Hope you have a white christmas babylove <3 <3

    • Aww thank you, Dana! I keep tweaking it here and there with no real knowledge of what I’m doing 😉 These cookies are chewy. I really can’t believe how good they are. I just ate another one. I’ve lost control. I hope you have a beautiful holiday too! Love reading your blog. xoxoxo

  6. Ha ha – A little bit of guilt before biting their heads off – that’s so funny! My friend Catie will love these – she’s a redhead, vegetarian and gingerbread is her favourite cookie.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🙂

    • These cookies are actually so good! A red-headed vegetarian who loves gingerbread. Innnnnteresring 😉 Merry Christmas to you, MD and all good things in the new year. Xo

  7. Happy New Year! I’m catching up on my blog reading and yours is the first I went to. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I adore gingerbread in any form and these cute little guys are so appealing! I will definitely be baking a batch.

    Congratulations on the NY Marathon! Very cool. Good luck with your training! Great to get outdoors during winter, although we are having frigid temps here (-14 at night and barely over 0 during the day) so I have not been doing as much skiing as I’d hoped to.

    Wishing you a joyous year ahead!

    • So nice to see you, Hannah! I’m flattered that you’d spend a little time in my space first. I do always love hearing from you. Thank you. The cookies are amazing. I almost want to make another batch right now. That is frigid temps!!! When it gets really cold going outside is a chore, unless or even if it’s for winter sports. Wishing you a wonderful year as well. Much love to you. Xo

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