Christmas gingerbread cookies...

I've finally had a chance to make this year's Christmas cookies. First one the little starts, for which you can find the recipe here. The second ones were the gingerbread cookies. The smell of gingerbread is an ultimate Christmas sign for me. I made round cookies rather then a loaf - it will be easier to eat (and easier to munch on them...). This recipe for gingerbread is very easy so I hope you will give it a try - even if it's your first time. My cookies won't go on the Christmas tree - some of them will end up as a home made present, the rest will end up in mine and/or my Hubby's tummy ;)

How to make it...

- 4 cups plain flour
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 2 packs gingerbread spice
- hand full of raisins
- hand full of walnuts, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

Sift the flour and add sugar, vanilla sugar, gingerbread spice. In another bowl mix eggs and honey and add it to the flour. Mix well together. Dissolve soda in 1/2 cup of water and immediately add to the dough. Add raisins, walnuts and mix till everything is well combined. Transform the dough into a baking tin or with a spoon place 'cookies' onto a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven in 180 C, gingerbread loaf for 40 minutes, cookies for 20 minutes. Let it coll down and you can decorate it with some icing sugar etc. It will keep well for even 3 weeks - what's more, it will mature and will taste better with time.