Gingerbread Men in a Bubble Bath

"Tiny, bite-sized gingerbread men languishing in a sweet, creamy bubble bath will usher in a childlike, yuletide spirit."
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Ready In:
12 cookies




  • For the Bath Tub Tart Shells and Gingerbread Men:

  • For the wet ingredients, using a stand mixer, add butter and brown sugar then mix; add eggs and molasses then mix.
  • For the dry ingredients, in a bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, cornstarch; mix thoroughly.
  • Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in the stand mixer.
  • Form small, golf-ball sized shapes, and place them into a small muffin pan; pressing with your fingers to form cups (aka bathtubs); bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
  • Using the other portion of the dough, flatten and roll into an even sheet; press the gingerbread man cookie cutter and carefully place the men on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; bake at 350F for 5-6 minutes; after cooling, pipe white icing to form the eyes, mouth, buttons, cufflinks.
  • For the Bubble Bath Frosting:

  • In a stand mixer, add cream cheese, powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and eggnog; mix well.
  • For the assembly:

  • Pipe little round waves into the gingerbread cups (aka bathtubs).
  • Place one gingerbread man into the bathtub.
  • Add red and green sprinkles.

Questions & Replies

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  1. cloughlynne4
    How do u make the gingerbread tub not raise
  2. Sandra H.
    Did anyone find the dough to be too loose to roll into balls.
  3. ren243win
    My dough is too wet...added 1/4 cup flour...still too wet. Do I just keep adding flour?? Tks, Ren
  4. Karen F.
    I followed the directions exactly and my dough was so soft. I had to add more flour. Why did it do that? I have been baking for years.
  5. Karen F.
    Do you have to use egg nog or can it be eliminated? I am allergic to it.


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