Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas gingerbread cookies and Christmas Greetings


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This time I will show you something different... I didn't sew anything. I was baking. On and on in some link parties or on some blogs I've seen those yummy Christmas cookies and lots of recipies... I don't like cookies myself. I have to admit that (I prefer chocolate :P ), but they look so cool that I decided to make some. They will be a perfect Christmas gift for friends and family. I used the recipie which I found on THIS blog. Those are hard gingerbread cookies - perfect for icing and hanging on the Christmas tree (or just looking cool on the plate). They are getting softer after a while and they taste wonderfull. I used:
  • 550 flour
  • 300 g honey
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 120 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tee spoons baking soda
  • about 60 g gingerbread spice (I was adding only 45 g)
  • cocoa (mostly for colour; I didn't add any)
At the beginning the dough seemed to dry, but after a while of working on it, it was perfect! Those were my first home- and handmade cookies. Ever. And if I find the recipie easy that means that it is easy :)
Cutting cookies and baking was fun. Lots of (mess) fun. Terror came later. When I sterted to decorate them. Lots of cookies... and even more... I steated one day... dreamt about decorating cookies... and finished (after decades) on the second day... 
My back hurts and I hate smell of gingerbread cookies now. 
Bur O.K., still it was fun. 

My mistake was using a ready-to-use cing (bought in the shop). As I didn't do such cookies in my life before I was a little bit afraid to make icing on my own. But this icing which I bought was very watery and unfortunately it limited my possibilities to paint on cookies. Well... I will know for the future...

So... to the cookies :D I'm proud of myself (as it's not happening very often I have to write it down, just to read it later :D ). 
Some covered with chocolate (when I couldn't work with icing any more :/ ). Sorry for the quality of the photos, but no daylight was available any more when I finished and some of the cookies I'm giving away tomorrow):


Christmas trees:


flowers:


weird ones:


Butterflies... when my BF saw the cutters he said 'Oh, ShapeMoth cookies!' :D So, ShapeMoth cookies (I will leave me the violet one):


hearts:


mushrooms:

some others:


stars:


bells (yes, it will soon be finished):


and some together:

:D
And although I said that I will not have a Christmas tree in my apartment... I have one now. A small one, but I have. I couldn't make any good photos with a flesh, so I will not show it to you... yet :)
In case I will not have any more time to write untill Christmas, I want to wish you all the best, good food ( :P ) and peacefull time with your relatives.


11 comments:

  1. Wow! Pierniczki wyglądają na wyjątkowo smakowite, ale są tak śliczne, że nie miałabym serca takiego nawet nadgryźć :P. A ShapeMoth Cookies są absolutnie the best :D

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  2. they all look so delish and mouth-watering good! ^^)

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  3. Wspaniałe ciasteczka! I jak pięknie, mimo wszystko, udekorowane!!! Serduszka są przeurocze! I motylki!!! I dzwoneczki!!! I gwiazdeczki!!!
    Wesołych świąt!!!!

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  4. Słów mi brak - wszystkie śliczne! To serduszko biało -czerwone to po prostu mistrzostwo! Ja tez piekłam pierniczki, ale hmm... daleko im do Twoich :)

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  5. rozłożyły mnie na łopatki Twoje pierniczki - wszystkie piękne, a te z efektami "rozmycia" najpiękniejsze (nooo może oprócz grzybków, które też są "naj":)

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  6. You did an amazing job on those cookies! They are fabulous. I feel much better now knowing that you have a tree.

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  7. Your cookies are beautiful, and I'm sure they are delicious (especially the ones covered in chocolate!)

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  8. you did a wonderful job. They are gorgeous and look very yummy. My favorite is the mushrooms

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  9. Beautiful cookies. I'm sure they will taste great. Merry Christmas. Get some rest and share time with people you care about.

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    -Dana

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/strut-your-stuff-for-christmas.html

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  11. those are so so so pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. Make sure to come by and link up next week!! www.ladybug-blessings.com Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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