It was six years ago that I debuted these Santa Gingerbread Cookies on this blog. You can find it at Santa Baby and here is the picture from back then. These cookies have evolved slightly with the holly on the hat.
To make the hats, I used the below picture to make the template
If you haven’t started your Holiday baking yet or are looking for a recipe for very good gingerbread cookies, look no further. This is a variation from a Martha Stewart recipe I found many years ago. It’s not clean eating but it’s worth cheating for.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup dark-brown sugar
4 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup honey plus and 1/2 cup black strap molasses (you could use all honey or all molasses)
6 cups all-purpose flour
Follow directions in above video
Happy Christmas, Hanukah, Festivus, or any other holiday I’m forgeting. This year I decided not to make a gingerbread house as it became too time-consuming and my free time during the summer was devoted to extra martial arts training necessary in order to receive my black belt in September. Instead, I’m keeping it simple with holiday cookies and brownies, which include my famous 6 inch Gingerbread men. My men and women will have a little more ‘flavor’ and by that I don’t mean more ginger or molasses. They will have more clothing and style. Over the weekend I started experimenting with wardrobe and this is what I came up with.
As we get closer to the holidays I’ll be posting more pictures and how-tos, so keep following.
Finished! I’m done baking, shaping, decorating, and packaging cookies, cakes, bownies, and candy for this holiday season.
Gingersnaps balls are rolled in sugar then placed an inch apart on a cookie sheet.
With a glass, I flattened them slightly. Notice how they keep their round shape.
They are golden and crisp.
Chocolate brownies baked from scratch and cooled were cut into 1 inch squares and stuffed inside chocolate chip cookie dough.
The cookie forms around the brownie as it bakes.
My bowdabra gets a lot of use this time of the year.