And yea verily, the gingerbread was made, and lo, Operation Rolling Pin is no more.
Lessons in cookie cutting optimisation were learnt:
I rolled the dough out a bit too thin, so my gingerbread is really more like ginger biscuits.
There were stars and trees and angels and santa shapes:
They cooked (perhaps a bit too long) and are indeed quite delicious - the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.
These will remain undecorated because I am a menace to society once I get my hands on royal icing and a piping bag.
Source: Martha Stewart