Is there any kind of food that says Christmas more than a gingerbread cookie? There is just something about the flavor of gingerbread that makes me think about decorating the tree by a cozy fire while Christmas music is playing in the background. And they are so much fun to make because you can choose any shape that you want! I love to get out my cookie cutters each Christmas season and play with them – it makes me feel like a kid! Of course the standard gingerbread man is adorable, but there are so many fun options. This year I was inspired by these gorgeous ornaments from St. Frank.
St. Frank sells handmade textiles that are sourced from artisans around the world. This holiday season they are featuring a limited edition Birds of Peace ornament set that consists of four embroidered birds, each one with a unique and beautiful pattern. So I added a new cookie cutterto my collection and got to work. Continue reading →
When I came across this recipe, I was so intrigued. A regular cookie that tastes like an Oreo? A cookie dough that has no eggs in it? I knew I had to try it! And I am so glad that I did, because these are delicious!! The flavor does in fact remind me of an Oreo, although a much better one!! The cookies are rich in chocolate flavor, and the white chocolate chips are the perfect complement to the fudgy cookie. I have never baked cookies without eggs, but somehow it worked! And because there is no egg in the dough I can eat it without TheBetterHalf telling me that I’m going to get salmonella! (TheBetterHalf: CateyLou is going to get salmonella. It’s inevitable. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.) I ordered some of this cocoa powder from King Arthur Flour, and I think it is the best cocoa powder I have tried. It is so rich in flavor! Continue reading →