The holidays are a time for indulging in delicious treats, and gingerbread cookies are no exception. But why should the fun stop when the holiday season does? Gingerbread cookies can be enjoyed throughout the year and make for a special treat any time. Here’s why you should still indulge in these tasty treats once Christmas is over.
A Timeless Classic Gingerbread cookies have been around since medieval times, with historians tracing their origins to 11th century Germany. That’s over 1000 years of baking! And with good reason—these sugary treats provide a sweet burst of flavor that can be enjoyed by anyone at any time. Whether it’s for a snack or as part of a festive occasion, these cookies are always sure to please.
The Perfect Holiday Gift Gingerbread cookies make a great gift anytime of year and come in all shapes and sizes. From houses to hearts to your favorite animal, you can find a gingerbread cookie design that looks just like you want it to. For an extra special touch, consider personalizing your gingerbread creation by adding an individualized message on top or writing some icing words across the side. It’s sure to be appreciated by anyone who receives it!
Make Them Your Own In addition to giving them away as gifts, you can also enjoy gingerbread cookies yourself by customizing the recipe with different mixes of spices and flavors. Make them spicy or sweet—it’s up to you! You can also get creative with how you decorate them; mix up your color palette, use royal icing swirls, or add some decorative sprinkles for that extra pop of color. With so many possibilities, there’s no limit to how much fun you can have making (and eating!) these yummy creations!
Gingerbread cookies are timeless and delicious treats that are perfect for any occasion–even after Christmas has passed! Whether you’re giving them away as gifts or enjoying them yourself with friends and family, these tasty creations will bring joy into any home throughout the year. So don’t let the holidays pass without indulging in this classic treat; grab some dough, preheat the oven, and start baking those delicious gingerbread cookies today
No, don’t use your iPad as a serving tray or a plate for your cookies in the oven. This is more about having fun making ‘digital’ cookies on your iPad or iPhone. The application available through the iTunes app store is ‘Cookie Doodle‘.
With the app, you choose your dough, roll it out, choose the cookie cutter, bake and then decorate to make them ‘your’ creations. Your cookies can be saved as an image or sent out with an email right from your iPad and iPhone. One cookie doesn’t say what you want to say? You can create a plate of cookies to share, giving you more oportunities to show your Gingerbread decorating creative side. Grab your copy of Cookie Doodle for a bit of family fun too, there is no charge to make endless number of cookies after the initial 99 cents for the app.
We found some really amazing Gingerbread Houses and Gingerbread Cookies that are highly detailed and decorated with fondant and gum paste (visit here). Fondant is made from water and sugar and sometimes lemon is added to flavor the fondant and I have fondant where almond is added. Fondant is used for covering pastries and confections and creating a smooth surface for adding decorations and if you watch any of the popular tv shows like Amazing Wedding Cakes, My Fair Wedding David Tutera and Cake Boss, you see magnificent cakes and nearly every single cake is covered in fondant or has fondant decorations. If you are creative or want to try your hand and creating some super neat Gingerbread Houses this year then why not try working with fondant and seeing just what is possible. Like David Tutera says, “don’t just dream, but dream BIGGER”! Let your imagination soar!
These lovely little Gingerbread ladies are all dressed up for the Holidays! Created on a 8″ x 8″ base, and standing approximately 5.5″ high, this Gingerbread cookie scene provides lots of detail. You’ll see customers in the window along with the perfect high tea table settings. This is an amazing Gingerbread house. Details here.
The Queen of Cake- Colette Peters will show you to bake impressive cookies with your kids this holiday season. Basic Sugar Cookie; Gingerbread Cookies; Royal Icing…..yummy, yummy! Learn from the best! These gorgeous cookies would also make great gifts and stocking stuffers and would probably win you 1st place in any cookie contest. Read more here and recipe here too!
Aren’t these so cool! If you were alive in the 1980’s then you remember how the video game Pac Man was the most popular! We played Pac Man like crazy at my house and had so much fun trying get Pac Man to eat up all the dots and out-smart the ghosts! Even Mrs. Pac Man was a blast. Well, for a real Blast-from-the-Past arcade style, here are the neatest Pac Man Gingerbread cookies! Mix up a batch of regular Gingerbread Cookie dough and you can use a tulip flower-shaped cookie cutter to make the ghosts. Whip up some colorful royal icing and use espresso beans or chocolate chips for the “eyes” and your set!
Aren’t these so cute! My husband and I are huge Disney fans so when we came across these Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse mini Gingerbread Cookies we knew we had to share them with our fellow Gingerbread fans. These Gingerbread Cookies are on a metal baking tray and can be ornaments ready to hang on your Christmas tree. Visit here for details.