How to Make a Gingerbread Man: Christmas Cookies : Equipment for Making Gingerbread Man Cookies

Uploaded by expertvillage on 22.01.2008

Hi, I'm Jennifer Cail and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm going to show you how to make
fun delicious gingerbread men. For the equipment you'll need for our gingerbread people, these
are the basics; you'll want a stand mixer, something nice and powerful for beating the
ingredients together. And for that the beater you'll want to use is one like this which
is a flat beater, not a wire whisk which won't cut through the dough or a dough hook which
won't be able to mix everything up properly. You're going to need a large mixing bowl for
mixing the dry ingredients separately. A measuring cup and you'll just need a one cup measuring
cup because our large ingredients, the flour and sugar are a nice even amounts. Several
different size measuring spoons for measuring out the spices. A spatula for being able to
scrape down the bowls and also for incorporating some of the ingredients. And then for the
fun stuff you'll obviously need some cookie cutters. You'll want to have a person cookie
cutter and then perhaps some other ones like a tree and you can also find specialized cookie
cutters which allow you to do three-D cookies which will have you stand up your cookie.
And then you'll need a pastry bag to put icing in for decorating and then various tips depending
on the effects that you'll want to have on your gingerbread people. And a coupler for
holding it into the pastry bag and last but not least a garlic press and this will create
a really cook affect that I'll demonstrate later.