Sunday, December 8, 2019

Gingerbread Pancakes, and Gingerbread Cutout Cookies with Lemon Royal Icing

Gingerbread Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Royal Icing, Ginger Lemon Cookies, Gingerbread Cutout Cookies, Christmas Cookie Box
Our house is looking very Christmasy all of a sudden, and I just love it.  On Saturday, we put up the tree and hung the ornaments and garlands and stockings, with our little boys' help, of course.  They love rearranging the ornaments on the tree, and I'm trying to be okay with it and not worry about everything being perfectly arranged.

I also baked and decorated a batch of gingerbread cookies with my three-year-old son while his little brother was napping, and, having only three hours to get the cookies done from start to finish, I don't think I've ever decorated cookies that quickly.  Royal icing isn't one of my strong points, but I can do an acceptable job of outlining and flooding a cookie, and I've decided that I'm perfectly fine with being mediocre at cookie decorating.  My son had so much fun rolling out his own portion of dough and playing with all the cookie cutters, but didn't want to part with any of his dough to actually bake it into cookies.