Friday, December 20, 2013

Gingerbread Men

It is that time of the year again, Christmas Cookies. Although over the last several years I don't bake and cook like I use to, I still like to some cookies. Today I made Ginger Bread cookies with the help of my son. I mixed and made the dough and we cut them out and decorated. So how is that for team work. We had fun and that is all that matters. Here is a picture and my recipe. Enjoy and I hope you make some cookie memories of your own.



3 cups  flour
2 tsp.  ground Ginger
1 tsp.   ground Cinnamon
1 tsp.   baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1tsp. pure vanilla extract

Mix  first 6 ingredients; set aside. Beat  butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla mix well.

Gradually beat in flour mixture  on low speed until well mixed.  Divide dough into2 flat discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Roll  out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured work surface.  Cut into gingerbread men shapes with a 5 in cookie cutter.  Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake  in preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks and cool completely. Decorate cookies as desired. With either white icing or sprinkles.

Store cookies in tight container up to 5 days.

Makes 2 dozen.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did.
Jackie and Joey


Christmas Swap Cookies

I am so excited that my partner in the cookie swap was Lisa Eisner. I sent her my Kris Kringle recipe and she sent me her Linzer cookie recipe. I had a lot of fun making these and learned a new cookie recipe for Christmas. My son just loved them.

Here is a picture of Lisa's Kris Kringle and my picture of Linzer cookies. Don't they just look yummy! If you would like any of these recipes just let me know.
Until next year.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Update on Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

So far I have one person signed up for the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap. If I don't get any other lovely bakers to sign up. Guess I will be Lisa's partner.

Come on Ladies I know there are some awesome bakers out there.

Can't wait to share one of my families favorite cookie recipe with Lisa.

Tempting, Yummy and Santa will love them.

If you are interested in joining in email me at  I will extend the sign up until Wednesday11th.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

 I saw this great idea on Pinterest and I hope everyone gets excited about it  as I am. I was late for the sign up so I decided to do my own.  This will be fun and just think of all the new friends you will make.

I am hosting A Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap! Told you it would be exciting. I just know everyone has a recipe or two to share.

This recipe swap is really easy to take part in and is for EVERYONE!  Bloggers, non-bloggers, US residents, and international friends.

Sign up for the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap by Dec 5th.
  • On December 5th, I’ll be emailing everyone with their partners.
  • Introduce yourself to your partner, and email him/her a unique Christmas Cookie recipe you love.  (Please send a recipe you’ve made and like to eat – not just one your eyeing online or in a magazine.)
  • Make the recipe your partner sends to you and snap a picture or two.
  • If your a blogger, post the recipe you received with your photos on your blog December 15th.  If you’re not a blogger and want the recipe you receive shared – email me the recipe and photo.  I will share any recipes sent to us in a separate blog post.  {You will have my email address when the pairs are assigned}

  • To join in on the Recipe Swap let me know here or email me at

  • Pick an amazing recipe!  This is about getting a new possible family favorite

    Let the Fun begin!!

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