I started baking Christmas cookies yesterday. I’ve been wanting to try Martha Stewart’s Gingerbread recipe for some time now. The dough was so easy to work with unlike other sugar cookie dough recipes I’ve tried before which were sticky. I lessened the amount of ground ginger and pepper coz it might be too spicy for the kids’s taste. I also lessened the amount of sugar since I’ll be decorating the Gingrebread Christmas tree with royal icing. Sis commented about the sweet and spicy smell of gingerbread baking in the oven! It was absolutely divine! Even Dad asked what I was baking coz he could smell the aroma of spiced gingerbread. I turned half of the batch into Gingerbread Christmas Tree Sandwich Cookies and filled them with cream cheese frosting. They were softly baked and turned out delish!
The nutmeg shouldn’t be in this pic. I thought I got ahold of the ground ginger. I only realized I grabbed the wrong spice when I downloaded the pictures. lol!
Gingerbread Christmas Tree Sandwich Cookie
with Cream cheese frosting: I used 8 oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice and lemon zest.
Gingerbread Christmas trees