Every year around the holidays my kids look forward to spending an afternoon making gingerbread cookies. It’s not just the finished product-which really like eating-it’s the entire process. Helping with the mixing. Rolling it out. Picking out the cookie cutters (which is why I have some rather odd choices like acorns and football helmets), frosting them, and admiring them. It’s just plain fun to all spend time together making them. And isn’t that what the holidays are about~~family, memories and traditions?
Last week I shared the gingerbread recipe we always use–No Chill Gingerbread Cookies. I am not a patient person, and when I decide I am going to make cookies I don’t want to stop right in the middle and have to wait for an hour or two for it to chill enough to roll out. That makes this No Chill recipe the perfect recipe for me. And it doesn’t hurt that I think they taste great as well. Buddy had a friend over last week when I was making them. . . when he took a bite he told me all wide eyed “These are the best gingerbread cookies I’ve ever tasted”. Pretty big praise from a 7 year old!
These cookies are not only a great tasting and beautiful addition to your holiday cookie platter, but they also make a great gift. Package up a few attractively and keep them on hand for last minute “oh-no” gifts, use them as party favors or give them as a hostess gift at one of the many holiday parties we all seem obliged to attend.
Another great use for this dough? Make your own gingerbread house! There are plenty of free gingerbread house templates out there. Just make a double batch of dough, roll, cut & bake your own prefab gingerbread house.
So have I gotten you excited about trying these great gingerbread cookies yet? If not-watch this video. . . it should do the trick 🙂
Disclosure: Compensation has been provided by Walmart for my time and efforts to create this video and post. All opinions expressed are my own. Check out more holiday baking and gift giving ideas from my fellow Walmart Moms and from the Walmart website.