Friday, December 16, 2011

Gingernaps and Almost Gingerbread Boys

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!

I am linking this recipe  to Brandie@thecountrycook's Foodie Friday!  Check it out!


  1. I love watching Modern Family, I definitely do not want to miss that show!
    I have some of those little gingerbread sprinkles too-I do need to make use of them before the holiday is over. Sorry you could not do the cut outs-but that means you and your granddaughter will have fun in the kitchen making another batch!
    Your gingersnaps do look delicious-I would eat them with or without the icing-yum. Enjoy the holiday baking!

  2. Tina-Modern Family is the best show! My hubby likes his Gingersnaps, finally! I'm almost done baking, I hope! Happy Baking to you.

  3. I have never watched Modern Family--I will have to check out the episode you linked! Enjoy your Christmas! Too bad the dough was too sticky to roll, but the gingersnaps were a great save--they look yummy!

  4. Jill-Thank you for your sweet words! These gingersnaps are so good!

  5. I have a feeling your granddaughter will jump at the chance to bake cookies with you! I love that you had matching aprons :) Have a great weekend, Becky!

  6. Lizzy-We always bake cookie, when we are together! She loves to bake!

    Have a great weekend, too.

  7. Oh look at us with our gingerbread cookies...great minds think alike :-) You'll have to give my recipe a try next worked great!

  8. Terrific gingersnaps, fun holiday baking!


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