Monday, October 20, 2014

'tis the season! Get your holiday cookie recipes ready #gingerbread #cookies

Gingerbread Cookies
Last night's Calendar Party at Trinity Church launched us into the holiday spirit. My friend Audrey hosted the December table. Her theme this year was Christmas Tea with gingerbread. She served a variety of herbal teas, tea sandwiches, and scones with all the fixings. She made a gingerbread house for the centerpiece and I made and decorated large and small gingerbread cookies that she gave out at the end of the party along with a party favor of molasses. 
We all loved Audrey's gingerbread house. You would never know that she was pressed for time and cheated using graham crackers instead of gingerbread for the house. one even noticed. Her mom, Helen, helped too; they both are very creative. Helen made the door wreath and garden window boxes on the side of the house. Decorating details included red licorice Twizzler windows and Necco wafer candy roof shingles. Audrey made the chimney out of gum 'bricks', which was cleaver and must have taken patience to assemble.
The gingerbread cookies were fun to make and decorate. I used raisins for the eyes and royal icing to decorate and put the first name initial of each guest on their cookie. Watch for my Gingerbread Cookie recipe post coming soon...
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