It’s Beginning to Look Alot like Christmas

12 Dec

Its looking like Christmas now as more and more festivities open up. As usual the popular ones are the Christmas Market, Stanley Parks Bright Lights, Van Dusen Gardens and Robson Square Ice Skating etc….what comes with Christmas are the goodies each household makes in preparation for the big day. Albeit the baking, so far it has snowed a miserable one time and has rained the rest. Back to the baking, this is the time of year where households are filled with delicious aromas of spices and sugar as cookies and treats are baking in the oven; sugar, gingerbread, shortbread and biscotti to name a few. It is also a festive time where houses are decked out and trees are decorated with lights while inside friends and families gather and enjoy each others company over dinner and bubbly. What can I say, like the song sings, ” its the best time of the year.”

How am I starting the holidays? Baking course and walking around the city to see the festivities. This time it is the festive favorite gingersnaps.
A favourite amongst young and old, the gingersnap brings memories of the children’s poem sugar and spice. Similar to the gingerbread cookie, the gingersnap is a bit more chewier.

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Gingersnap Cookie
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
2-3 tbsp additional granulated sugar

Bake at 350F for 10-15 mins. When done the cookies were delicious and tasted of sugar and spice. What is left for the holidays? Christmas decorations and more baking. Hopefully Vancouver will get more snow prior to Christmas.

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