1) I make my gingerbread cookies from a mix.
2) I replace all of the butter that they call for with an equal amount of prune puree*. Seriously.
3) I always eat the legs, not the head, first. That way, they can't escape.
This year, we'll be busting out our new Ninjabread Men cookie cutters and making some rather lethal looking treats. Nothing says "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" quite like a gang of Ninjas.
Bonus: if you love gingerbread as much as I do, but feel that you probably shouldn't eat cookies for breakfast, try my recipe for Gingerbread Oatmeal.
* yes, baby food. Seriously.