i often call gingerbread cookies my favorite christmas cookie.
really they aren't so much a favorite as they are the most meaningful.
these jolly things are loaded with christmas spirit. you know what i mean?
growing up, my mama baked these every.year.
her recipe is the only gingerbread i will eat. i am such a snob!
we'd all get to help decorate!
we kids were pretty good little decorators, if i do say so. mama would set aside "family" cookies.
these would have each of our names written in thin white icing across the belly.
i am making family cookies this year:)
when i was a little girl, my school always let out for christmas break right around my birthday. i'd bring gingerbread cookies to school. each classmate had a personalized cookie. i was extremely popular on this day. my pals would start asking near the beginning of december if i was bringing 'those name cookies'
for my birthday. they were just that good. and that adorable. thanks, mama.
like most of you, our life is hectic right now. i can't even believe i got any cookies made at all.
being short on time, i had to choose one kind to make. gingerbread was it.
i am slowly collecting cookie cutters that i like. somehow i have no snowman. awful state of affairs.
the snowflake and the standard gingerbread man are my favorites right now.
i did rustle up a number three. elijah celebrates his third birthday next tuesday!
oh, my. elijah is head over heels for these spicy little treats! even ones without icing.
i caught him sneaking a few, in addition to the too many i allowed him:)
seems the only time i get to snap a few photos is at night. i guess the tree makes a better background
in the dark anyhow. these are worlds better than the mess i posted a couple years ago.
just wanted to give you a little peek at something that makes me super happy at christmas!
so, tell me about your christmas cookies! do you have a favorite?
linking up with darcy today!