Gingerbread Cookie Placeholders

November 23rd, 2009 by Giulia Taraszkiewicz

I am getting ready for Thanksgiving. The whole family will be over at my house this year, and I want to make a pretty statement on the dining room table. One idea that I got from the Wilton website is to make table placeholders for each member of the family. I made mine out of Gingerbread Cookies; here is how I did it.

STEP 1 – Bake
Cut Gingerbread CookiesI used the new Wilton Gingerbread Mix for the cookies. I have to say, though I may sound biased on this, the mix worked really great! It is easy to use; it maintained its shape during baking, and most of all….the whole house smelled like delicious Gingerbread!! Oh! It was just wonderful…my Grandmother used to make gingerbread cookies too; now my house smelled like her home, it smelled like Christmas.

I used a large round cutter, then used a cookie spatula to cut it across on one side. To make the cookie that will hold the placeholder upright, I used the mini crinkle triangular cutter.

STEP 2 – Decorate
Bake & Decorate Gingerbread CookiesTo decorate I used royal icing in brown and white. I piped a curved icing line on one side of the cookie and attached leaf shaped sprinkles before it dried.

Then attached the triangular cookie to the back with icing, and waited a few seconds to let it dry.

STEP 3 – Celebrate!
Cut Gingerbread CookiesAnd here they are! I am sure some of you are more proficient than me at piping letters with a decorating bag, but I am sure my Mom will love these, she likes anything I do! (don’t all Moms?) Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Giulia Taraszkiewicz Giulia is the Associate Product Manager for Gingerbread. Born a crafter, Giulia moved from Italy to the U.S. where she enthusiastically joined Wilton. She LOVES baking, decorating, crafting, cooking, family and friend gatherings, shopping, and pretty things.

6 Replies

  1. missi says:

    wow! those are cute. thank you for the great ideas =-)~

  2. angie says:

    love this idea so cute and so good

  3. Jenn @ FFP says:

    Great idea and much cheaper than buying custom cards you’d end up tossing in the trash once the party’s over!

  4. Genevieve says:

    This is adorable! I’ve never made gingerbread anything before but adding this to my ‘ideas’ folder.

  5. Laura says:

    Hola por favor me pueden dar la receta de las galletas de gengibre ?????

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