Monday, December 17, 2012

Gingerbread Cookies

Wally and Theodore decided to bake gingerbread cookies this weekend to share with their friends and coworkers. They asked Uncle Billy and Aunt Martha for a recipe since they bake a lot of cookies this time of year. The recipe they sent was a really good one. It adds orange zest and lemon juice along with a nice balance of ginger and other spices.  I think it's the hint of citrus flavor you taste when you eat the cookies that makes them stand out above others I have tried.

The recipe is from the Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli. Wally and Theo didn't make the orange icing part of it (too much fuss for them icing or decorating cookies), but I can imagine that this would be a very tasty addition. If you are interested in trying them, here's the link: gingerbread cookies.


But Wait, There's more:
I mentioned that Wally and Theo didn't want to fuss with icing or decorating their cookies. Well, I didn't even want to cut out the batch I made. I just rolled out the dough and put the entire rolled sheet of dough on the pan and baked it. And you know what, my pan tasted just as good as the ones they cut out and baked. Have I mentioned that I don't like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking or baking?