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Gingerbread Men

Front of Hallmark card with recipe This recipe is printed on the inside of a Hallmark Christmas card my grandparents sent to me in 1964. The card included a plastic cookie cutter (like Tupperware, but not) which attached through the slots on the front of the card (shown at right). The cookie recipe was printed on the inside of the card, and the icing recipe was printed on the back. We made the cookies every Christmas almost every year since then. We would decorate them in intricate little outfits — overalls with striped t-shirts, bathing suits, shorts and shirts w/caps, the works! — and hang some of them on the Christmas tree. Our Beagle, “Dilly”, ate the cookies hanging at the bottom of the tree, leaving their heads dangling from the branches.
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