Yesterday’s storm gifted me with a day off. Obviously, when it is stormy outside the only rational thing to do is bake. I have never made gingerbread cookies. I always meant to, I just never got around to it. My ingredient supply was shaky, but I managed to cobble together the ingredients for this Food Network recipe without having to leave the house.
Then I realized that I was without cookie cutters, so I decided to try freestyle cookie cutting. I did up my family of four (cats count!) and a bunch of little holiday packages. I did up a very nice Kermit the Frog, but, alas, one of my beloved felines licked the eyeballs off of it before it could be photographed. The cookies were a hit, apparently even with finicky felines. I found this recipe to both easy and forgiving. I brought two dozen of the presents with me to work and only one remained at the end of the day. Why is it no one will ever take the last cookie? I shall save that rumination for another day.