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Foodie Friday: Vanilla Dipped Gingersnaps

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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.

Vanilla Dipped Gingersnap cookies

Vanilla Dipped Gingersnap cookies

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?

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Teacher by day and blogger by night, I have always been passionate about food. I grew up watching my mother cook and bake as I sat at the kitchen table doing my homework. In the summers, I happily played in the backyard garden, picking strawberries as my parents tended their crops. A city girl with a love for the outdoors, my goal is to capture the ever-changing Ottawa food scene. When I’m not running, you can find me shopping for ingredients or in the kitchen cooking for my family and friends. Whether you’ve been cooking for a long time or are learning to cook for the first time, I hope you will find something delicious here to inspire you.