It is day 10 of my recipe baking marathon and today I’m sharing with you my favorite Gingerbread cookie recipe. Over the years, my mom and I tried a lot of gingerbread cookie recipes and they all tasted good but the cookies would get very hard and crispy within a few days of making them, even with apple slices put in the cookie jars. But it won’t happen with this recipe, your gingerbread cookies will stay soft for up to 4 weeks! And your house will smell like Christmas :)
What better way to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate than with a crumbly, nutty biscotti. Although pistachio biscotti are not really a Christmas cookie, I always seem to make them before Christmas.
If I had to think of only one Christmas cookie recipe that is typically Austrian, it would be vanilla crescents or ‘Vanillekipferl’ as we call them in Austria. I couldn’t imagine Christmas without those delicious cookies from my grandmother’s recipe.
I remember when I was little and my grandmother used to make them, shaping the dough into the perfect crescents and I was always in charge of cutting the log into identical pieces. She never let me shape the dough because it had to be perfect. She made the perfectly shaped ‘Vanillekipferl’.
It is already Day 7 of December and time is flying by so fast! Have you started with your Christmas shopping? I already got a few presents but still have a lot to get on my list…
Candy canes are a must for Christmas and I love my Starbucks mug with the candy cane handle. I was on a hunt for it last year in London and luckily found one just before Christmas. And what would go better with a hot chocolate in my Starbucks mug than candy cane cookies?! :D
Marzipan is one of those ingredients that you either love or hate. At least I’ve never met anyone saying that they tolerated the taste of marzipan in sweets, but were not very fond of it. I love the taste of marzipan! I like to eat it all year around (out of the package I may add!), but somehow the more complex the marzipan figure or sweet is done, the better it tastes! At least this is what I tell myself ;)