‘Tis the season to be jolly! The Christmas season is finally here and I could hardly wait to take over the kitchen with some holiday baking. Baking Christmas cookies every year has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I absolutely loved cutting out all of the different shapes but decorating was definitely my favourite part. Our pantry was stocked full with everything from sprinkles to colourful sparkling sugars and candies galore!
For my first batch this year, I decided to start off with gingerbread cookies! Not only do they taste amazing, but they’re easy to make and fun to decorate!
I’ll have the recipe for these scrumptious cookies posted down below. The most important step in this process is to thoroughly chill the dough before attempting to cut out the shapes. Chilling the dough prevents the cookies from spreading out too much when baking.
I kept things simple and decided to only use the traditional gingerbread man cookie cutter this time around. Feel free to use any shapes or tools that you have on hand.
Once the cookies have finished baking and you’ve allowed them to cool completely, the real fun begins! You can decorate using icing, sprinkles, candies or any other toppings you’d like!
Check out my recipe for quick and easy gingerbread cookies down below! Happy Baking!
What is your favourite holiday tradition? Let me know in the comments! If you decide to try out this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and tag it #chicmacherie! I’d love to see how they turn out!