Forget the cookie exchange this year… host a jelly shot exchange instead.
Of course everyone would need to stay the night, but it would definitely be fun! And exchange would be complete without gingerbread, so why not make Gingerbread Men Jelly Shots
? After all, I don’t think there is a more retro/iconic holiday cookie than that of the gingerbread man.
If you can find gingerbread flavored liqueur, you are golden... I couldn’t find it, though people told me it does exist. I ended up using gingerbread-flavored syrup – the kind they use to make gingerbread lattes. If you can’t find the syrup, the recipe also includes how to make ginger syrup.
Throw in a little molasses, if you like. My taste testers vetoed that idea as I had some gingerbread haters in the group…though they all happily ate the jelly shots.
To make the shots:
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a medium saucepan and let sit for 5 minutes to bloom.
Heat over low until gelatin melts. Add gingerbread syrup and spice.
Add the liqueurs and vodka.
Mix all together.
Funnel into a squeeze bottle to make pouring easier.
Pour into the molds. Let set up in fridge and sit for 2 hours.
Decorate using frosting and red candies.
Add some spice to your party or gathering by creating a beloved cookie into a jelly shot. Hopefully he won’t jump off the table and say, "You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!"
Peabody loves ice hockey (she plays!) and all things baking! Check out her great stuff at her blog site Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
and her Tablespoon profile
. Keep an eye out for what she can do with party food!
Got a thang for gingerbread? You are at the right place!