Garlic Press Gingerbread Hair

Plate of Gingerbread Cookies for the New Year, Photo © Liesl Clark

Plate of Gingerbread Cookies for the Holidays, Photo © Liesl Clark

As we’re in the heart of the holiday season, baking gingerbread men is a tradition our family has endured since I can remember. True to form, my mom, “Grandma,” has come up with yet another innovative reuse for an everyday kitchen tool: Use a garlic press to make gingerbread people hair!

Squeezing Dough Through a Garlic Press for "Hair," Photo © Liesl Clark

Squeezing Dough Through a Garlic Press for “Hair,” Photo © Liesl Clark

Use a knife to cut the hair off at the length you’d like and then press the hair into the top of your gingerbread person’s head.

Applying Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Applying Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Adding Decorations, Photo © Liesl Clark

Adding Decorations, Photo © Liesl Clark

Bake your cookies and you have a more 3D cookie for your family to enjoy!

Gingerbread Man with Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Gingerbread Man with Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Gingerbread People Love to be Decorated, Photo © Liesl Clark

Red Haired Gingerbread Girl, Photo © Liesl Clark

Yum! Photo © Liesl Clark

Yum! Photo © Liesl Clark

What cool reuse traditions do you have in your home over the holidays? Please share.

4 thoughts on “Garlic Press Gingerbread Hair

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