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Our house is fully decorated so I’ve been immersed in the “spirit” for the past week and a half. I love how easily some twinkling lights can make you feel festive. Joe did a great job with the outdoor decorations, so I’ll have to post a slide show later showcasing all of our decor. In the meantime I thought I would share my gingie recipe.

Yesterday was an overwhelming day at the office so I really needed to unwind. I started out by going to the gym but ended up coming home with some extra energy and decided it would be a great time to start some holiday baking. I turned to my grandma’s cookbook and decided that a batch of gingies would be just what I needed to pass the time.

Gingie recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook

I received a great cookie cutter set at my bridal shower, but I thought I’d keep it simple and just do Christmas trees and snowflakes. In less than an hour, I was finished and had adorable gingies. After showing them to Joe, he pointed out something they very obviously lacked… ICING! I used my grandma’s recipe:

  • 1 Cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1  tsp of brandy
  • 3/4 Tbsp of water

Add all ingredients together in a liquid measuring cup (because it has the spout) and mix together with the handle of spoon. Scoop into a pastry bag and it’s ready to use!

These are my finished gingie cookies:


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