Baking Date: December 17, 2011
These are photos from my 2011 annual Christmas cookie bake with family and friends. Each person brings a batch of baked cookies. We then split them up to share so everyone can take some home. During the gathering, we bake my grandmother’s ginger snap cookie recipe – which you’ll find at the end of this post. I make cut out shortbread and sugar cookies the night before, so kids and a few of the adults can decorate them. The cut out cookies include shortbread, because we have one uncle with an egg allergy. Shortbread is the only cookie he can eat.
I made icing in a number of colors. Decorations included all sorts of sugar sprinkles and sugar shapes from Wilton, sparkling gel icing in many colors and M&Ms.
Once the cookies are decorated, we lay them out on fold up tables set up in the family room. Here is a selection of the 2011 masterpieces.