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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.
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):
Butterflies... when my BF saw the cutters he said 'Oh, ShapeMoth cookies!' :D So, ShapeMoth cookies (I will leave me the violet one):
bells (yes, it will soon be finished):
and some together:
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.