December already?

Oh my goodness! It’s already December! I guess that means it’s time for some baking! Today I decided to make gingerbread biscuits to take to some parties I’ve been invited to as hostess gifts. So I dusted off Mum’s old recipe, assembled my tools,

baking equipment

pulled together my ingredients,

ingredients

and combined them all together.

cookie dough

Once the dough had been mixed it goes into the fridge to firm up for rolling and kneading, this is the perfect time to wash up everything you’ve used so far, and sit down to enjoy your favourite cup of tea. Today I chose White Christmas by T2; I thought it was apt. *grins*

tea

Out of the fridge and it’s time to make a really big and tasty mess!

cutting cookies

In that special way that only I can, I ran out of baking paper after 2 trays and there were 4 trays of biscuits.

cookie sheet

Out of the oven and left to cool,

gingerbread

it’s time to assemble more tools in preparation for icing the biscuits.

icing ingredients

I use a disposable, zip lock bag in an attempt to stop the sticky sweet mess from spreading too far around the room!

icing the biscuits

And finally, the finished biscuits. All ready to be packaged up and tied with pretty ribbon, ready to be gifted.

cookies

I’ve decided that my rusty piping skills give the biscuits a “rustic” look. *grins*

2 thoughts on “December already?

  1. Om nom nom nom. Those cookies look lovely. The photos are terrific. Did you take them yourself (in which case, how did you keep clean enough to handle your camera? I need to know that secret) or did you have an assistant?

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