If your Christmas list has a MSU fan on it, then here's a sweet treat they're sure to cheer for.

What Michigan State University Spartans are made of makes a difference. This holiday season, we’re sharing how to make gingerbread Spartans to celebrate that dash of something special that makes Spartans a force for good. It’s inspired by MSU Bakers’ traditional gingerbread recipe, which you’ll find, along with a Spartan cookie stencil, at msu.edu/holiday2016

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Where you'll find purpose, ingenuity, and grit at Meijer is beyond me though.

This time of year, my wife and I love watching baking shows. I have never attempted to make gingerbread cookies. I can't even really remember ever even eating one.

Maybe I should give this recipe a try?

Side note: I'm bummed they don't sell the actual cookie cutter. That's kinda lame. Someone needs to make that happen.