The beauty of the holiday season.
The month of December brings joy and is made sweeter with the abundance of fancy Christmas cookies that show up on your door from friends and family.
December also means glittery and whimsical window displays created by people like me who love to get fully into the Christmas spirit.
And after all, the hard work of decorating and shopping is done it is time to sit with your cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the Christmas tree lights at home or my personal favorite a cup of hot spiced wine at the Chicago Christmas market. I love walking around looking at all the decorations and treats.
It is the time of year for me to bake and share my favorite cookie recipes with everyone.
I baked gingerbread Christmas tree cookies. The deep rich flavor of the molasses compliments the spice and warmth of the fresh ginger.
These cookies are perfect for decorating. These delicious treats beg to be coated with royal icing, sprinkles, chocolate chips or candies.
I am thrilled with the way they turned out and hope that you enjoy baking and decorating them as much as I did!
Note for this recipe:
- If you don't have a stand mixer you can easily use your bowl and folk.
- Cut the butter into the small pieces as it will work into the dough easier.
-Allow the dough to chill for at least 30 minutes before you roll it.
- This recipe is inspired from Epicurious, I used fresh zested ginger instead of ground ginger powder.
- Make sure you let them cool completely before you decorate it.
Thank you for stopping by and reading.
3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cup molasses
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger zested
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Easy Royal Icing recipe
Special Equipment: Star Cookie Cutter Set
Hi, I am Natty! And Thank you for stopping by!! I am a foodie girl who has a passion for cooking, exercise and photography. There are so many favorite recipes from my family and friends I have tried throughout my journey that balances out and makes a healthy meal. I would like to take you on a journey to a different pantry around the world to share my favorite stories and recipes. My hope is that they inspire and benefit you.
"You love someone, you open yourself up to suffering, that's the sad truth. Maybe they'll break your heart, maybe you'll break their heart and never be able to look at yourself in the same way. Those are the risks. That's the burden.Like wings, they have weight, we feel that weight on our backs, but they are a burden that lifts us. Burdens which allow us" Bones