Handle the Heat’s December 2018 Challenge

This month’s challenge recipe is Gingerbread Cookies! All of the details and rules are detailed below.

Gingerbread Cookies


(1) $100 Amazon.com gift card
(1) $100 Amazon.com gift card

How It Works

Follow these steps to participate in the challenge:

To Participate:

Make a batch of Gingerbread Cookies.

How and Where to Share:

Take a photo of your cookies and share before December 31st 11:59pm MST. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO. You can share photos from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or upload them directly from your computer, but they must be submitted here to be included.

How to Win:

Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win one of two $100 Amazon.com gift cards.

the details…

Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! Winner will be notified and must reply with shipping address. If there’s no response within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Official rules are in the entry submission widget.

Submit Your Entry

Past Challenge Winners

October 2018
Marguerite Sterling
October 2018
Cynthia Jarvis
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About the Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies


Tip One: Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap so it doesn’t stick anywhere! If your dough gets too warm to hold up as your cut out the gingerbread men shapes, just pop it back into the fridge or freezer until firm again.

Tip Two: Decorating gingerbread men is made easy with my simple icing (included in the recipe post) and a squeeze bottle! You can also add food coloring to the icing if you’d like.

Tip Three: The baked gingerbread cookies freeze beautifully! Place a tray of the baked cookies in the freezer until firm before removing to an airtight container to store for up to 3 months.


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The Handle the Heat community is filled with enthusiastic home bakers just like you! In my humble opinion, people who like to bake are the BEST kind of people. Creative, thoughtful, and extra sweet. Every month hundreds of people in the HTH community join in our monthly baking challenges… hopefully you will too!


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My name is Tessa and I’m the creator of Handle the Heat. I’m also a professionally trained chef and cookbook author who’s obsessed with all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. You can learn more about me here.


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