We went to a friend’s house last night for a little gathering and I brought these for the kids to decorate for dessert. I used this recipe from Epicurious. It’s an odd (to me) recipe, in that you cook the molasses/sugar mixture before preparing the dough, but the dough was easy to work with/roll out and was not too crisp/crunchy after baking. Only 2 of the baked cookies broke during transport and decoration. I think it could have used a slightly stronger gingerbread flavor, so I may use a bit more ginger if I make these again.
The siblings: J, D and Boy (and their dads), were at this disappointing football game, while the girls, youngest siblings and moms stayed at home with the cookies.
We resourceful moms also came up with a winter-inspired version of the Lime Basil martini. I’m still playing with the proportions, but it is a Ginger-Vanilla-Lime cocktail (fresh ginger-infused simple syrup, vodka, Mexican vanilla and lime juice). I’ll try and refine and post a recipe and photos soon.