It’s hard to believe the holiday season is coming to a close. This festive time has flown by (okay, honestly the past few MONTHS have flown by, hence my disgraceful lack of blogging) and I’m one of those people who instantly gets depressed the moment people start taking down their Christmas decorations.
But it is still December and I fully intend to keep the holiday spirit alive as long as I can. To quote that large absent-minded spirit, “It is the season of the spirit, the message if you hear it, is make it last all year!”
I was lucky enough to have my best friend/cousin, Hallie, visit me the weekend before Christmas and while we spent an inordinate amount of time watching Hallmark Christmas movies, we also did one of the things we love to do together — BAKE!
After hours combing Pinterest (fine, it was probably, like, five minutes, or one cheesy Hallmark scene), Hallie found this gem of a recipe for gingerbread cookies and we got to work.
They were amazing! So soft and chewy with a slightly crisp exterior. We swapped out the granulated sugar for turbindo sugar to roll the dough balls in and it added an excellent crunch and caramelized flavor. I highly recommend them — Christmas time or not!