It’s a tradition in my family that I make Christmas cookies (aka gingerbread cookies) every year. I spend about 5 hours rolling, cutting, cooking and decorating these bad boys (usually by myself), but this year I was blessed with a mother who joined in to help!
And while wondering through William Sonoma, I came upon a can of crushed up peppermints that they had packaged and sold as “Peppermint Snow” (props for the cleaver title!). And of course, it was $24. So I took the idea and made my own, spending only 88 cents.
It was super easy and quick to make. I just took the candy canes (that I found at Walmart for 88 cents), but them in a zip lock bag and hit them until they are small, even pieces. Adding it on top of cookies made a perfect Christmas touch, plus it pairs perfectly with gingerbread. Mom and I probably made around 100 cookies today. So if you’re in the neighborhood, swing by and I’ll hook you up with some delicious cookies and a glass of milk!
PS – It’s a pet peeve of mine when Mr. Gingerbread is without a Mrs. They are always cut out together, and decorated to match. (Call me a romantic!)