One of my resolutions for 2011 was to become a master of the “trilogy”: cooking, baking, and crafting. So far, I’ve been keeping up with it (hehehe it’s been only 10 days); I’ve made apricot and lychee ice creams from scratch and have been doing a lot more collaging.
This past weekend my friends and I, using Smitten Kitchen’s recipe, set out to make spicy gingerbread cookies. Initially our intention was to make Christmas-themed cookies because time didn’t allot for it during the holidays. However, we got quickly distracted by all of the other shapes in the box (I obviously opted for the snowmen/cats /elephants) and ended up making batches of cookies of whatever shapes looked the most appealing.
Tiki tablecloths for winter, oh yes.
Okay, so clearly my icing skills are subpar; with the green teddy bear I was going for a “Green with Envy” vibe. Note: there is also a wonderful blue Cyclops and pink cat! Regardless, the cookies were sweet and crunchy with a spicy kick (thanks to the secret ingredient of pepper), and overall delish.
I don’t think I could ever have too many socks-- These are uber cozy!
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