Cute little Gingerbread Polar Bears that are sure to delight during the holidays. Lots of great tips for making gingerbread dough cooperate with your baking plans!
Welcome to Day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.
I have to admit I have a weakness for cute food. I think my regular readers would agree with this statement. I cannot help myself. The cuter the better, especially around the holidays. These little bear cookies just make me happy. They are so adorable.
When we drove my son out west for school in the summer of 2012 we did some shopping in Banff, Alberta. I found some of the cutest cookie cutters I’ve ever seen. One of those cookie cutters was a bear. I mean how cute is that. Being Canadian I have lots of memories of travelling our great country and seeing lots of bears. Unfortunately I’ve never seen a polar bear on those travels but I’ve seen my share of black and brown bears.
Once when I was younger we were travelling through the Rocky Mountains. My dad took the boys to get gas but first he dropped myself and my mom off at this little stand that sold drinks and food. It looked sort of like the food thing at a skating/hockey rink. We were standing there ordering coffees when the lady behind the stand gasped and slammed down the front of the stand. My Mom and me stood there shocked. We looked around and there was a bear standing behind us. My Mom was freaking out and trying to get my Dad’s attention so he could pull the car up to save us. In the meantime I was trying to pet the bear. No lie. I’m an animal lover and my young, naive instincts took over so I reached out to pet the bear. Luckily we were not killed. Happy ending, my dad came up and threw food to distract it. We got in the car and my Mom tried to calm down. I was still sitting there wondering why everyone was so upset I wanted to pet the bear.
Yup, I was one naive young hooligan. Every time I see a bear on our travels I always think of this story from my childhood. It’s one of many. One day I should tell you about the time I put on Bionic Woman running shoes and almost went through the front window. Or perhaps the time I thought I could breathe through my ears. Not even kidding. I provided my folks with lots of giggles, and bear petting terror when I was little.
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Visit all the other Christmas Week Peeps for more Holiday Baking Goodness:
- Santa’s Favorite Holiday Bark by The Weekend Gourmet
- Gingerbread Linzer Cookies by Chocolate Moosey
- Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce by See Aimee Cook
- Bourbon Barrels by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Toasted Almond Shortbread by The Messy Baker
- Midori Melon Cupcakes by Ninja Baking
- Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti by Noshing With The Nolands
- Wine Poached Pear and Almond Rugelach by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Bebinca – Layered Goan Cake by Masala Herb
- Artichoke Dip Tarts by Food Lust People Love
- Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Peanut Brittle by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
- Chocolate Dipped Baked Potato Chips by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Chocolate Chip Collapsidies by Try Anything Once Culinary
Today’s #ChristmasWeek giveaway comes courtesy of Freund Container & Supply. Freund Container & Supply has been helping build businesses since 1938 as the largest distributor of glass bottles, containers, and wholesale packaging supplies online. Freund offers over 5,000 items in stock every day, 98% same day shipping, and low-price guarantees. Take a look at Freund’s wide selection of jars, tins, bottles and vials for all your crafting and food related needs! To enter to win one of FIVE different Freund gift certificates, read the details and use the Rafflecopter below!
***This giveaway is for five (individually awarded) $100 gift certificates to Freund Container & Supply. Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety; any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. However, it should be noted that due to current International shipping rates, any Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders. ***
***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by Freund Container & Supply. #ChristmasWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***
Toodles and smoochies! xx