I am so thrilled today to introduce you to my guest blogger, Roxana, from one of my favorite blogs, Roxana’s Home Baking! We are both participating in a fun Virtual Cookie Exchange along with twelve other bloggers, each sharing a delicious cookie recipe on their site. You can find links to 14 different cookie recipes below…but first – here’s Roxana!
Hi everyone! My name is Roxana and I’m the baker, wanna be writer and photographer behind Roxana’s Home Baking, where I share original and adapted from scratch recipes. My mission is to show readers that baking from scratch can be simple and uncomplicated. Most of my recipes rely on easy techniques and everyday ingredients that even the novice home cook can use.
I’m so happy to be guest posting on Martha & Jack’s awesome blog! Aren’t they sweethearts for trusting me to take over this blog, even for a day? I hope I don’t ruin a thing. I promise to clean up once we’re done eating these iced gingerbread cookies.
Christmas actually is my favorite holiday! I dream about Christmas and baking cookies from the moment I close the door on the last trick-or-treater on Halloween night. Don’t give me that look! I’m thankful for Christmas and Thanksgiving is the day of the year I decorate my tree. The first time I celebrated Thanksgiving was just few years ago and you know the saying, teach new tricks to old dogs. Well, Thanksgiving and I, let’s just say we’re not BFF’s.
You’d think since I love Christmas so much I would know weeks ahead what cookies I will make for this cookie exchange. Sadly, it’s not the truth. I change my mind faster than the wind changes directions. I may wake up one day planning to make sugar cookies and by the end of the day I have baked up a storm but not the sugar cookies I wanted. True story.
Pretty much that’s what happened to these gingerbread cookies. I’ve been meaning to make some spicy cookies for such a long time but always there’s something more important or I don’t have all the ingredients handy. But a few days ago, there was no turning back. I had everything I needed.
Molasses, ground ginger, cloves, brown sugar and about 30 minutes to get everything done. Good thing these cookies don’t take much to make.
Thank you Martha & Jack for allowing me to share the recipe for these iced gingerbread cookies on your blog. It’s been such a pleasure! Happy Holidays everyone! – Roxana
Looking for even more great cookie recipes?
Be sure to visit all of the great bloggers who are participating in this wonderful Christmas Cookie Exchange including our recipe for Orange & Ginger Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle being featured over on Your Homebased Mom. Enjoy! Martha