December is finally here!
The most sparkly and decked out month of them all! I have pulled out all of the boxes with ornaments, garlands, wreaths and the most important of them all – the tree. Every year, the moment we light it up is magical to our kids. They exclaim “wow” and “how pretty” and they could just sit and marvel over it every evening.
This month we also celebrate with cookies. Baking, decorating and sharing them. The classic ones, like these Ginger Cookies and the new ones, like Brown Butter Sandies, will be making appearances through out this month.
This is a classic. Ginger cookie – rolled in sugar, full of spice and gorgeous with all it’s crevices. The combination of ground ginger and molasses makes it a perfect cookie for the cold season. It spreads the warm and cozy feeling as it melts in your mouth.
These babies are soft and chewy. Fluffy and puffy. For more crispier cookie – bake them for few more minutes. But be ware, these are easy to over-bake. Also, to achieve the look show on my photos, do not flatten the cookie balls before baking. Simply roll a cookie ball in sugar and place on baking sheet.
They are much more attractive all puffed up and crackly. Wouldn’t you agree?
The original recipe comes from Food Network.
Just a tip: when making cookies, bake only half of the dough at a time and freeze the other for later. It saves you time and you work. You can freeze this dough in balls.
Are your decorations up yet?