With Christmas right around the corner, I decided to start doing weekly blog posts to share different recipes of my favourite Christmas baking. I always have friends and family asking me to share recipes with them so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do so!
I’m going to start with my absolute favourite recipe that reminds me so much of my childhood. My Grandpa Weston’s Gingerbread Cookie recipe. Every time I think of Christmas as a child, this is the first thing I think of. Going to my grandma and grandpa’s house and filling our bellies with these delicious cookies. Always decorated so cute and they never changed year after year.
Before Darcy + I were married, Grandpa made Darcy his own personal gingerbread man. My Grandpa loved Darcy and thought the world of him. He decorated the cookie with blue jeans, a baseball cap and a hoodie. Typical Darcy outfit. I’ll never forget how happy and proud he looked when he gave Darcy the cookie.
My grandpa + grandma have both since passed away, but their baking, recipes and Christmas traditions are still a very big part of our lives. I’m very excited to pass these traditions down to my boys in the years to come!
- ½ cup softened butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup light molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 ½ cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, beat softened butter, brown sugar and molasses. Add in egg.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well until a dough forms.
- Lightly flour the countertop and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to ¼ inch. Use cookie cutters to cut the gingerbread. Place on baking sheet lined with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely before decorating.
I just make a batch of royal icing with different colours to decorate the cookies with. Always a great activity to do with littles ones. And the icing stays in the fridge up to a month so you can decorate all your baking with the same batch of icing!
If you end up making these, I hope you love them as much as we do! They go perfectly with a cup of tea on a cold snowy morning. Enjoy 🙂