I have a confession: for many years, I made gingerbread cookies with a mix. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, at all, so please go ahead and use a mix if it means more gingerbread people in the world this holiday. My problem was not with the mix but with me forgetting to buy it. And then not being able to find it in the store because all the prepared people had bought it all.
Seriously good, and so easy. Try these gingerbread people this year.