Garlic Press Gingerbread Hair-Maker

By Liesl Clark

Plate of Gingerbread Cookies for the New Year, Photo © Liesl Clark

Plate of Gingerbread Cookies for the New Year, Photo © Liesl Clark

As we’re ringing in the new year, baking gingerbread men is a tradition our family has endured since I can remember. True to form, my mom, “Grandma,” has come up with yet another innovative reuse for an everyday kitchen tool: Use a garlic press to make gingerbread people hair!

Squeezing Dough Through a Garlic Press for "Hair," Photo © Liesl Clark

Squeezing Dough Through a Garlic Press for “Hair,” Photo © Liesl Clark

Use a knife to cut the hair off at the length you’d like and then press the hair into the top of your gingerbread person’s head.

Applying Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Applying Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Adding Decorations, Photo © Liesl Clark

Adding Decorations, Photo © Liesl Clark

Bake your cookies and you have a more 3D cookie for your family to enjoy!

Gingerbread Man with Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Gingerbread Man with Hair, Photo © Liesl Clark

Gingerbread People Love to be Decorated, Photo © Liesl Clark

Red Haired Gingerbread Girl, Photo © Liesl Clark

Yum! Photo © Liesl Clark

Yum! Photo © Liesl Clark

Looking for more innovative reuses for items in your kitchen? Try our Trash Backwards app, where all you need to do is type in your item to be reused and you’ll find all sorts of reduce, reuse, recycle options to help divert your item from the landfill. Here’s what you’ll find for cookie cutters:

Click Through for Cookie Cutter Reuses at Trash Backwards

Click Through for Cookie Cutter Reuses at Trash Backwards

If you have great reuses that your family enjoys, please send us your idea through our crowd-sourcing form and we’ll include it in our app.

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