Received an order for 50 gingerbread cookies last Friday. 20 snowman, 15 gingerbread man and 15 gingerbread woman. To be pretty honest, I was shocked to receive such a large order for gingerbread cookies, because the people around me have never really liked gingerbread cookies. They’ve always complained about how they found the smell of ginger in a cookie odd. The spices yield a weird taste, etc etc etc. The thing about home baked cookies is that you get to put what you like in them and take out what you didn’t. Like many others, the lady who ordered this batch of gingerbread cookies requested for reduced spices and ginger. Minus-ing out a large portion of what gave the the cookie its “punch”, it was pretty much just a cookie with no character. Hence, I added a little something else just to balance out the smell and taste of the cookie. Result = extreme satisfaction. The cookie had a little spiced smell as like what it was originally supposed to be smelt like, and it had a little extra maple syrup-ish smell that blends so well with the spices.
Working on the dough took a little longer then expected, because it was so soft and hard to handle. Managed to cut them out and had them baked in a day.
Icing them took quite a while too, outlining them, flooding them and later adding little designs to it. I’m no creative designer when it comes to designing cookies, but I was pretty pleased with what I got at the end of it all.
Whilst waiting for the icing to dry, I drove out to get packaging for the cookies from the local baking supply store. Happy to find pretty designed cellophane bags and Christmas ties to bag the little darlings up.
“Run, run, run away Mr Gingerbread man”
Sweet little treats in a sweet little bag. 🙂
Merry Christmas everyone
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Cheers and have a jolly good Christmas.