Tuesday, December 20, 2011

sharing christmas :: gingerbread

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!
Sweet Shot Day

26 comments:

  1. Yummm! I LOVE LOVE LOVE gingerbread cookies!!

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  2. I love that last shot! So pretty. Frosted sugar cookies are my fave!

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  3. Love all your photos, Hannah...the cookies looks so yummy!

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  4. Oh goodness, those sound soooo delsih! Beautiful shots as well!

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  5. We always make Almond Creme Filled Sandwiches. Yummm! I'll have to drop off a few on Wednesday. ;) Love these, Hannah! xo

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  6. Oh they look great! Love the last shot with the tree in the background :)

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  7. I love the pics taken of the gingerbread cookies..they really look so lovely and yummy.

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  8. i've never made gingerbread cookies before (gasp!) but i love this cookie i call 'tastes like christmas'.....they are little cinnamon roll cookies and they are ah.ma.zing.
    <3

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  9. Love the pictures! My favorite cookies will always be chocolate chip!

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  10. What a happy little cookie! I don't think you are alone as a cookie snob. My mom makes the best divinity ever, and hers is the only one I will eat!

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  11. Poor mr. gingerbread man... he never had a chance. ;)

    My favorite holiday cookie is actually not a cookie, but peanut butter fudge. Does that count? I've never really liked gingerbread *gasp* and I don't like snickerdoodle *gasp* But I DO love a really great homemade frosted sugar cookie when they are made right.

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  12. Gingerbread is our favorite as well! Your cookies are lovely. Although, all that talk about a recipe snob, I thought a recipe was coming my way! I am a fellow food snob. :) Just wrote about it last week! Visiting from SST. :)

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  13. Those look delicious and soo cute!

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  14. Oh yumm! I haven't made any of these yet this year! I need to fix that!

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  15. your cookies are too cute to eat!
    i love your pix. happiness.

    i make 3 kinds of cookies (i'm a non baker so this is a big deal)-
    caramel melt-aways
    peppermint cracker candy (which we call "crack")
    gingersnap cookies.

    i refer to them as the "cookies that saved Christmas."

    find the recipe links here http://victoryrd.blogspot.com/2008/12/cookies-that-saved-christmas.html

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  16. what pretty pictures and yummy cookies!!! gingerbread is some of my favorite cookie kinds.

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  17. you basically frost cookies perfectly. i mean...seriously perfect. whatevs.

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  18. I absolutely love gingerbread cookies!! I think my second favorite are pecan balls. My mom used to make them, I love how it feels like I'm eating a snowball <3

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  19. I like sugar cookies at Christmas. Today I went to my friends house and rolled out cookies and decorated them with her 6 year old twins. We had a blast!

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  20. wow those cookies look delicious.
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    itsjustcalledspicy.blogspot.com

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  21. Your table is so colorful and festive! Great photos!

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  22. These are absolutely adorable!! Just too cute!! Like they came out of a little story book!

    Our family went gluten free this year. :( We haven't really figured out the whole cookie thing, but we did make a gluten free snowball cake. :)

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  23. Can I come over? Looks so yummy! My favorite Christmas cookies are biscochito's. A New Mexican cookie that is to die for!

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  24. i love that you were the popular girl with the name cookies. how fabulous. :)

    and what a fun birthday tradition!

    your pictures turned out FABULOUSLY - look at that fancy bokeh! i'm excited to try for some bokeh on christmas eve. it's gonna be my first go at it. you are a rockstar!

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  25. oh yummy!
    gingerbread are the best!
    yippeee!
    xo
    andee

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  26. Happy New Year :) Those cookies look delicious.

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