Monday, December 21, 2015

Gingerbread Cookie Day

Breakthrough, fast drying frosting glaze discovered this year! The problem with making all these cookies is packing them. But this year I tried a new recipe, and it worked! Pipe on the frosting, let sit for 3-4 hours then pack.

2 1/4 Cup Confectionary Sugar
2 Tbs. Light Corn Syrup
2 Tbs. Milk (or more for workable consistancy)
Wisk together until smooth

I think I'll add a teaspoon of almond extract for a bit more flavor next time).
This recipe can also be used as a glaze. Pipe the edges as I have, then spoon on a more liquid version to fill. Let dry.

 My friend Susan came over to christen the new kitchen. We both made our dough in our own kitchens then got together to cut and bake.

Susan used Black strap mollasses and dark brown sugar. I used Regular brown sugar and "Grandmas" mollasses. So we have the same recipe, but diffrent colored cookies! Both very tasty. I added 1/2 tsp of mace that gave mine a little more spicy flavor (my grandmas trick).

Here are a few views of the new kitchen.  Finally finished and I love it! Maple cabinets, Quartz counter tops and a checkerboard floor! Lucky lucky me!!
 Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!


  1. Looks like something I will have to try. Merry Christmas cousin, we will have to try to get the family together in the spring. Linda

  2. What a fun way to warm the new kitchen, with cookies, spice and "Seasoned" Greetings/ tips shared with a friend...Merry Christmas to you! :o)