Friday, January 16, 2015

Foodie Friday - Gingerbread Cookies

I made these cookies before Christmas but never got around to sharing them with you and for that, I apologize. Growing up, we would spend most of December making fabulous Christmas cookies and then eat them all throughout the holidays. It was one of my favourite parts of Christmas and I was excited to continue on the tradition into my married life. But we ran into some problems. Dan only likes one type of cookie and I am now gluten/dairy/corn free. So much for a wide variety of Christmas cookies.

But I have learned to live without all the frenzied December baking and can now appreciate a good cookie when I come across one. And in December 2013, I did just that. My sister-in-law Tara introduced me to her gingerbread cookies.

I immediately fell in love with them and asked for the recipe. I needed to make these cookies more often. I had every intention of making them throughout the year and being able to enjoy their chewy flavourfulness whenever I wanted to, but life got in the way and it was December again. Oh well. Once a year will have to do.

One of the reasons I love these cookies is that I can roll them out and make them into shapes. I feel like Christmas isn't really Christmas unless you have some classic gingerbread men to nibble on. Yes, they're a little more fragile than normal cookies but they aren't horrible to work with. And the end result is pretty darn good too.

I had some issues with my first batch (as you can see from the one legged man above) but for my first time making these, I think I did okay. I ate them all within four days of making them, so they must have been decent.

For those of you who can't eat gluten, dairy or corn, I would highly recommend these cookies. Just be careful with the cooking time, because if you overcook them, they tend to be super hard to bite into.

What is your favourite cookie?


Foodie Friday Mini Series, Take 2

Week 1: Banana Bread
Week 2: Butternut Squash Soup & Flat Bread 
Week 3: Nutty Chocolate Bark
Week 4: Lazy Sunday Casserole 
Week 5: Teriyaki Meatball Bowls
Week 6: Rosemary Garlic Beef Stew
Week 7: Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
Week 8: Pumpkin Muffins
Week 9: Tourtiere
Week 10: Gingerbread Cookies

1 comment:

  1. I love that you have the little angel cookie cutter! I like all cookies.