I made gingerbread cookies today with the girls. They were so good that I had to post a link to the recipe. I followed it exactly except I omitted the black pepper. That just didn't sound like something I would want in a cookie.
Try it. It was so easy.
While the dough chilled, we read a couple of great gingerbread stories:
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Bakers Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale retold by Aaron Shepard