13 December 2010

My Favorite Christmas Cookies

I like cookies of many kinds. But I don't make cookies very often. First of all, I'm not much of a baker. Second, I try not to have treats in the house because I CANNOT STAY OUT OF THEM! Daughter complains that we never have dessert and sadly -- it's true!

But I make an exception at Christmas. I always make gingerbread cookies. I found the recipe years ago in one of my old Martha Stewart cookbooks. In fact, it's the only gingerbread recipe I've ever made, and it's foolproof. SERIOUSLY. The recipe says that it's a "sturdy" dough, easy for children to handle. Well, it's easy for ME to handle, too. And it lends itself to cutting in all sorts of festive shapes!
I posted the recipe a couple of years ago, but the cookies are so good and easy to make that it's worth mentioning again. (Click here for the post.) The cookies keep for a long time (if you can resist them!), freeze well, and are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

And nothing smells better than gingerbread cookies in the oven. Bake them before having friends over and your house will smell like Christmas when everyone arrives!


Heather said...

I've never made gingerbread cookies, but I love them. I should try your recipe!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Those do look good. My dad was just asking why we didn't have any cookies in the house & I was like, "Because I can't stop eating them!!!!"