I did not plan to stay away from my blog for almost a week but it seemed to just happen. I hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays. My family has had lots of joy this past week but we also experienced some sadness due to the passing of a few friends. If you could, please keep the Baratta family, Gorman family and Malmberg family in your prayers. It has been a tough time for these three families.
I did have time to bake lots of cookies before Christmas and wanted to share some of the recipes I used. Two cookies I always make are gingersnaps and rolled sugar cookies. My kids love to make different shapes with cookie cutters even though I do not like the mess. It is not Christmas at our house without making these.
For my sugar cookies, we decorated them with some melted white chocolate chips and some colored sprinkles. It is much easier than making frosting but tastes delicious. The sugar cookie recipe came right from Allrecipes and you can click here.
The gingersnaps are also a holiday favorite of mine and I love this recipe. It is Majorie Johnson’s blue ribbon recipe. She is this cute lady that has won over 2500 ribbons in state fair cooking contests and has even appeared on the Tonight Show. This is a no fail recipe and I love the chewy spicy cookie. Click here to go to her website and get the recipe.
I am a little behind on my Barefoot Bloggers recipe for this month but I will be posting an Italian tomato bread soup next. See you then!