Since we spent the weekend before Christmas away visiting family, we didn’t have much time to make cookies. On Christmas morning my daughter and I set about making gingerbread cookies since I didn’t have to put the turkey in the oven until about 2 p.m. Oh but wait!! I had forgotten that the dough needed to chill for a few hours before we could roll it out. So we switched gears, put the dough in the fridge, found a recipe for snicker doodles to appease hubby who really loves them. Didn’t notice the recipe made 66 (SIXTY SIX!!!) cookies until it was almost too late. Are you enjoying my story so far? I realized that I didn’t have enough butter to make the full recipe of snicker doodles and have enough for our Christmas meal. Instead, we halved the dry mixture and made a half recipe. The other half is in a ziploc bag for when we get the urge to make snicker doodles again.
We had our nice Christmas meal and after the dishes were done and put away, we got back to our gingerbread cookies….at about 9 p.m.!! I must be crazy but it was so much fun. My daughter and I have made and decorated gingerbread cookies for several years now. Here is a collection of photos of our gingerbread cookie production. Better late than never!!