Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Nana's Tradition

One of my traditions with the grands
is the annual "Gingerbread Party"

It started when they were very young
and even now as teenagers they
still love their annual party

Supplies were gathered

Aprons were tied on
dough was made

let the party begin.....

They each have their own cookie sheet
for their gingerbread creations

of course they couldn't share one...

you wouldn't want to get your
masterpiece mixed up with your sister's

"Nana, check mine out!!"

messes are made
that's part of the fun!!

Another very important part
of this party is the
gifts they get to open

I have wonderful memories
of "Gingerbread Parties"
past and present

Such sweet times with Nana and her Grands

Nana's Gingerbread Cookies

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 T. molasses
2 T milk, or more if dough is too stiff
1 egg

3 1/4 cup Flour
2 t. soda
2 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 t. ginger
1/2 t. salt

Add wet mixture into dry and form into a dough ball
Use plenty of flour on your work surface
roll out or pat out dough and cut with your
favorite cookie cutters

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
Let cool on baking rack

Every Little Birdie says-
What are some of your favorite traditions???

Hope your Christmas is Merry
and your New Year is Bright

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