With less than two weeks until Christmas, the fall term is quickly coming to an end at school. Earlier this week, one of my grade 1 students approached me after class with a lovely bag of home made cookies from his mom: vanilla dipped gingersnaps.
For me, there’s nothing more thoughtful than receiving a home made gift, whether it is food-related or not. As soon as I got home from school, Don and I nearly devoured the entire bag of cookies. I managed to save just a couple of cookies for a picture.
They were sweet, but had a deliciously warm ginger and molasses flavours. The vanilla icing literally melted in my mouth. Just eating them has put me in the mood for some Christmas baking. I’m thinking of a layered cake for my brother’s belated birthday, some ginger-kissed whoopie pies for friends, and maybe a basket of sweet buns for my parents.
What will you be baking this holiday season?