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Gingerbread men, gingerbread men in dresses, and is that a gingerbread man in transparent frosting shorts? Call them whatever you like, and dress them however you please, gingerbread men (and the gingerbread women who love them) are Christmas essentials. You can even style them as a portrait in dough of your own family (and isn't it time Aunt Mabel had a likeness in gingerbread?).
Oh, and they make your house smell like Mrs. Claus's kitchen.
Try this Gingerbread Men recipe from our Queen of Cookies, Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez.