I cannot explain the energy Christmas gives me. Last night, it was one in the morning when I decided to bake. Life of a food blogger. 😉
I was up late working on the site, but who am I kidding, I love it. Working on #LTG is a labor of love and a family affair.
Well, there I was playing Christmas music, sipping tea, rolling out dough all while commenting in between. Mind you, everyone else in the house was far away in dreamland.
After the cookies were done, the house was warm with the sweet smell of ginger and fresh cookies. I closed up the kitchen, ready to call it a night- my hands smelled like cookie dough and my pajamas were covered with flour. The best way to end a day 😉 Then I heard Mom wake up, and in her sleepy state she declared, “it smells like someone was baking.” Too tired for curiosity, she turned around and went right back to bed. Ha! That cracked me up.
The family was pleasantly surprised to see a little army of gingerbread men laid out on the table this morning. My brother looked perplexed, but didn’t question it. Hey, who wouldn’t want to wake up to a table of cookies?!
I made these gingerbread cookies with fresh, grated ginger. You can really taste the difference between the fresh ginger and the powdered. The cookies turned out soft and slightly chewy. They are delicious. I can’t wait to make more for Christmas Eve.
As for the frosting, no one is fond of royal icing here simply because of the raw egg whites, and I did not have meringue powder on hand. So I melted some white chocolate instead, and piped that on.