Monday, December 08, 2014

Gentlemen, preheat your ovens!

from a vintage cookbooklet in my collection
Or, let the baking begin!  There's really only one gentleman preheating an oven, but I liked the title so took a bit of poetic license.  Our Christmas cookie-baking started Saturday when Mr. T announced it was time to bake his favorite Chocolate Spritz.  In recent years he has discovered that he loves to bake Christmas cookies, and these are his top favorite both to bake and to eat.

He ran out of sprinkles, so headed off to Walmart while I continued baking.  While he was gone, I prepared the dough for gluten-free gingersnaps, and when he returned he finished baking his chocolate cookies and made the dough for regular gingersnaps, baking both types. We like to dip our gingersnaps in red or green sugar for Christmas!

 I saw a recipe in Taste of Home for gingersnaps sandwiched together with a yummy-looking coconut filling.  Ginger and coconut are great together (in fact, I have one recipe for Coconut Gingeroons!) so we are definitely trying this idea.  I'll let you know how they turn out!


  1. Anonymous6:04 AM

    I think it is so sweet that Mr.T likes to bake with you!

  2. It is sweet, isn't it? Often times he will just do the baking by himself while I am busy with other things. He is a keeper, that's for sure!


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