Forever Gingerbread Cookies

Materials

  • STAEDTLER FIMO Soft Clay: Sahara, White, Cherry Red; FIMO Effect Metallic Silver, Mint

Tools

  • Clay roller, clay blade, parchment-lined baking sheet, oven
  • Clay-dedicated gingerbread man and woman cookie cutters, 4”
  • Paintbrushes: #4 flat, #4 mop, #2 round
  • STAEDTLER FIMO Liquid Decorating Gel
  • Silver metallic powder
  • Medium brown acrylic paint

Basic Supplies

paper towels, tweezers, baby wipes, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • Condition Sahara clay in hands until soft and pliable. Roll Sahara clay to 1/4” thickness and cut out gingerbread shapes using cookie cutters. Repeat for as many gingerbread people as desired. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake gingerbread people on parchment-lined baking sheet for 15 minutes at 230º in oven. Let cool completely.

STEP 2

  • On newspaper-covered work surface, drybrush edges of gingerbread people medium brown using flat. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Roll Cherry Red and Mint clay (or colors of choice) to 1/16” thickness. Position clay sheet over baked gingerbread people; cut out clothes just inside edge on gingerbread people. Use baby wipe to gently smooth edges of clothes. Mix and match color combos or leave some gingerbread people bare.

STEP 4

  • Cut out circles for faces and hands in color of choice. Press face and hands on bodies. Use baby wipe to smooth edges of clay.

STEP 5

  • Roll Metallic Silver clay to 1/8”-thickness. Cut off small pieces of clay and roll into tiny balls. Dust balls with silver powder using mop. Roll balls between paper towel to remove excess powder.

STEP 6

  • Use tweezers to press silver balls on face for eyes and on clothes for buttons and dress trim. Apply Liquid Decorating Gel on clothing for smooth appearance; use round paintbrush to help spread gel to edges of clothing.

STEP 7

  • Roll very skinny White clay rope; measure and cut rope to fit areas on gingerbread people for collars, details on dresses, and cuffs. Position ropes on top of decorating gel.

STEP 8

  • Return gingerbread people to oven and bake as instructed in Step 1. Let cool.
by Kellie Mowat for STAEDTLER-Mars Ltd.
Forever Gingerbread Cookies
Forever Gingerbread Cookies