Is there anything better in the world than the smell of your home after you’ve made gingersnaps??
No. No, there is not.
It smells like Christmas and winter and pine trees and presents and cozy evenings by the fireplace . . . (David: You mean it smells like cinnamon and ginger. Me: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .)
Every year, Mom and I made cookie plates to deliver to family, friends, the fire department, and anyone who hesitates at our front door long enough for us to shove a plate of cinnamon, ginger, and butter goodness into their hands. Each year, we sit down in her kitchen and make a list of the goodies that will grace the Christmas plates that year. But every year (and I mean EVERY year), the foundation of that list includes gingersnaps and snickerdoodles. This recipe makes a lot of cookies and is perfect for sharing.
This will be the very first year that David, fuzzybritches, and I are on our own for Christmas. I am looking forward to our first Christmas as a little family, but I would be lying to say that I am not going to miss our family traditions–many of which I am sure will be carried forward with our little family!
Traditions are what make Christmas feel like Christmas. Take those away and you just have another day! Some of my favorite traditions? Christmas Eve dinner instead of Christmas day dinner–nothing better than going to bed on Christmas Eve stuffed full of delicious food and grazing on leftovers and relaxing throughout Christmas day . . . Watching Donovan’s Reef on Christmas Eve . . . (Because nothing says Christmas spirit like bar fights and island music) . . . And cinnamon pecan pull-a-part bread on Christmas morning . . . Stockings in the afternoon . . .
Tell me about your family’s traditions! I would love to hear about them as my little family creates our own!