Christmas Cookies

Last night, lady Bex and I had our anual Christmas cookie baking date. We started the tradition last year when we accidentally drank too much prosecco and made an awesomely-impressive, impromptu gingerbread house. This year, we decided to be a bit more official with our holiday baking. We pre-bought decorations, rolled out several batches of gingerbread, and stocked up on sweet liquors. I biked to hers after work, balancing bags of baking goodies. Upon opening the door to her flat, I was greeted by delightful Christmas tunes and the sweet, sweet smell of warm gingerbread, fresh out of the oven.

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Bex had already started baking our cookie-castles, using a homemade template to get the house dimensions just right! You can find Martha Stewart’s template here, which makes a cute little gingerbread house with a tall slanted roof. IMG_1406IMG_1407It was torture not to bite into the freshly baked gingerbread, but we tempered our cravings by snacking on gumdrop buttons and little Dutch cookies, while sipping warm Christmas-y cordials. Bex created a fabulous festive drink, consisting of warm ginger beer, cinnamon sticks, and a splash of brandy. Delicious and deadly.

IMG_1455We waited patiently for our gingerbread walls to bake, decorating little Christmas cookies in the meantime.

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I’m pretty sure we baked enough cookies to last us right up ’till Christmas!!

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After a bit of frosting practice on the Christmas cookies, it was time to move on to the houses!

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We neatly mapped out windows, shingles, and shutters, creating tall crooked houses in true Dutch style.

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In total we created two Dutch houses, one gingerbread cottage, and dozens of mini Christmas cookies!

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Our proud creations were a tad slanted, but awfully delicious!IMG_1491

If you’re looking for a great gingerbread recipe, you can check out Bex’s blog here. I’m sure she will shortly be posting our awesomely-fun gingerbread baking adventures as well! x

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