Ninjabread Men

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Those of you who saw my gingerbread men post yesterday might have noticed the cute little ninjabread men that I made. I’ve gotten a few emails asking where I could them, so I thought I’d share.

A few weeks ago I was talking with Charissa Fleischer of Zest Bakery in San Carlos when she mentioned that she’d picked up some ninjabread man cookie cutters. “Wha….?” was my reply. Being a semi-ninja aficionado, this was something I had to see. I begged her to tell me where she got them. She had received hers from Amazon, but sadly they were all sold out of the official Fred & Friends Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters. Not one to be veered off course, I left no stone unturned in my neighborhood until I tracked down a set.

Finding Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters for Christmas Cookies

After two days of searching, I finally found them at a local East Bay gift shop called Nathan & Co. This little shop carries a huge array of culinary gifts, so I called to see if they had a set of my beloved ninjabread men. They did indeed have them — with only two left in stock! I ran down immediately to buy a set, and the second set sold just as I was walking out the door. Whew, that was close.

I got home and set to baking. It was a busy day full of gingerbread and Linzer cookies, but I managed to get them all done. Decorating the ninjabread men was difficult at first — how exactly does one decorate a gingerbread ninja? Glitter and ruffly cuffs won’t work for these bad boys. I mean, just look at the way they’re decorated on the package (above). These are some hardcore cookies.

So I set about decorating as best I could I think they turned out pretty well. Aren’t they cute?

Ninjabread Men

Ninjabread Men

Ninjabread Men

Ninjabread Men

If you want your own set, call around to your local gift shops, or try ordering online. Then get to baking!


  1. Your frosting job is amazing!!

  2. debbie koenig says:

    So. So. So. Cute.

  3. Casey@Good. Food. Stories. says:

    Adorable. I have the Fred gingerbread cookie cutters with bites already taken from the little men – one is missing an arm, another a head, etc. Now I just need to make some dough for the holidays.

  4. i want a set too! Amazon has them again:

  5. OMG – my boyfriend would love those!! (We make lots of ninja jokes.) I may need to pick up a set of those cookie cutters.

  6. MyKidsEatSquid says:

    These are on my Xmas list. Are you listening Santa?

  7. glutenfreeforgood says:

    I love these guys! And I can’t believe your professional ninja frosting job. Wow, very impressive. Off to Amazon 1-click ordering. =)

  8. Action-oriented food!

  9. Those cutters are too cute! Definitely need to hunt me down some.

  10. Goodness! They are the cutest ever!! Hee haw! :)

  11. sarah henry says:

    These are hilarious…I know a few kids — big and small — who’d love these treats.

  12. Yours look much more like true “gingerbread men”. . .

  13. Joyce Mosby says:

    With men like these how popular would i be. Our family is mostly little boys and men. Women are outnumbered.

  14. Love the cookies! I love the one that got his head knocked off. Love the site!!!

  15. Kim-Cook It Allergy Free says:

    Stephanie, these are totally hysterical. So going to be doing these. Your decorating is absolutely perfect too!! xo

  16. These are so adorable. I’ve seen gingerbread men, gingerbread darg queens, even but I’ve never seen gingerbread ninjas! Brilliant!!

  17. Dianne Jacob says:

    Sold out on Amazon again. I just checked. Who decorated the ones at the top of your post? Must have been a professional.

  18. Those ninjamen are just awesome!! What a fun twist on the traditional gingerbread.


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