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Holiday Gingerbread Llamas

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Holiday Gingerbread Llamas

Holiday Gingerbread Llama Cookies

Marian Blazes

Llamas (pronouced "YAH-mas" in Spanish) figure prominently in South American textiles and art, so why not in cookies too? Llama cookie cutters are easy to find online, or you can make your own by tracing a cardboard cutout as you cut out the cookies.

These gingerbread llamas are decorated for the holidays, and make great gifts.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Prepare gingerbread dough, and chill.

  2. Prepare royal icing, and flavor it with a teaspoon of vanilla if desired.

  3. Divide icing into 3 bowls. Leave one bowl of icing white. Use the brown food coloring (plus a little bit of red) to color the second bowl of icing a reddish brown.

  4. Divide the third bowl into 3 parts, and color one red, one green, and one black.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. On a floured surface, roll out half of the gingerbread dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.

  6. Reroll scraps, until all the cookie dough is used.

  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.

  8. Fit one icing bag with a plain small round decorating tip and fill with white icing. Fill another bag with brown icing.

  9. Decorate the cookies with a brown and white pattern, as desired.

  10. Let icing harden until surface is firm, about 2 hours.

  11. Place black icing in decorators bag, and pipe some ears, and eye, and a nose.

  12. Use the red and green icing to add a holiday decoration, if desired. Let icing dry thoroughly before transporting cookies.

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