Last Sunday when my husband and I made cookies, I wanted to make cut out Gingerbread boys. I made "Martha's Gingerbread dough" recipe, and even after 3 hours in the fridge, it was way too sticky to roll out. I knew if I added the amount of flour I would need to add to roll them out, they would be tough and tasteless, and I was too tired to start over with another recipe. So I did the next best thing, I made Gingersnaps. My husband wanted Gingersnaps anyway. I was able to roll out little balls and "smash" them with the bottom of a glass By this time, I was ready to "smash" the cookies, if you know what I mean. The cookies were great, and I decided to ice them, with just a white glaze, I didn't make the Royal icing, like I had planned, either. I did buy the meringue powder, so that will have to wait till next time.
Here is a picture of the closest thing that I got to a Gingerbread boy that day, if you use your imagination, you might see one.
Otherwise, if you squint, You might see the tiny Gingerbread Sprinkles on the this cookie. I didn't realize that I had them, until I went to get all of my sprinkles.
I had forgotten about my Grandma's Gingerbread apron also, which I used for the background in the first picture. My granddaughter and I had matching aprons, when she was little. There was a gingerbread recipe right under my nose, and I didn't even use it. Well, there is always next year, or my granddaughter is coming after Christmas. Do you think that I could talk a college girl into making gingerbread cookies with her Grandma? I'm sure going to try.
We are having a "Modern Family" Christmas with my sons and their wives tomorrow. If you watch the TV show Modern Family, you will know what I mean. You can go here to watch the Express Christmas episode. More on that next week. Have a great weekend, and I'm going to have a Merry Christmas!
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