Once December 1 arrives, I think it’s safe to start baking cookies. I also think it’s safe to start wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. Every day. Why not?
Christmas sweaters remind me of my elementary school teachers. And ornament earrings. I have a pair, too.
So, did you put up your Christmas Tree, yet? Did you jazz it up with huge ornaments, ribbons, and bows, or did you keep it traditional? I kept it traditional this time. I’m thinking about adding some tinsel to it, too. Bringing back the 80’s.
After I put up the Christmas Tree, I had to start baking some cookies just so I could finally feel like the Holiday Season has begun. It’s 60 degrees out. Not so Christmassy now is it? I know I’ll cry once it drops to 20 degrees, but for now I’m complaining about 60-degree weather in December.
Ginger Snap Cookies are at the top of my list for Holiday Cookies; molasses, cinnamon, ginger… Winter in a bite. You add some frosting on top and I’m in love.
The frosting I used for these was the same frosting I used for the Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies. I could not stop spooning it into my mouth. I was double-fisting – cookie in one hand, frosting in the other… life is goooooood.
Just a note: The cookies will soften a bit after adding the frosting. Your grandmother and her Fixodent will thank you.
Reminder: You have until 11:59 pm CST tonight to enter my giveaway for a Rachael Ray Roaster with Rack.
Cookies Adapted from Joy of Baking