Gingerbread Hearts

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This is the all-time best gingerbread cookie recipe.  And this icing recipe goes with the cookies perfectly!

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The dough is so thick and tasty!

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The star ingredient! (Cute label, huh?)

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Christy from California won a batch of Gingerbread Hearts in the Blogger Bake Sale, so I’m shipping these to the west coast tomorrow!

 

Individually wrapped for maximum freshness!

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I taste-tested two… and a half. šŸ™‚

 

PS – Guess who I am babysitting this weekend?

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Abbie (Meghann’s puppy!)

{ 22 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl February 13, 2009, 4:04 pm

    Gorgeous cookies!!

    LOVE ABBIE!!! šŸ˜€

  • Erin February 13, 2009, 4:08 pm

    Ohh, those look so plump and luscious!

  • amy. February 13, 2009, 4:09 pm

    Oh my god that’s the funniest photo of Abbie. Get a triple shot of the three pups! I’d die.

    Those cookies look v.scrumpsch, and the molasses packaging is quite adorable.

    have a great night !

  • ksgoodeats February 13, 2009, 4:09 pm

    Those are some pretty fine looking cookies šŸ™‚

    Have fun pet sitting!!

  • Elizabeth (thelongweigh) February 13, 2009, 4:20 pm

    Those cookies are so cute! Perfect for valentines!

    Oh, and I just read your last couple of posts and had to add that I love Ross! I have gotten at least 5 friends hooked on it too.. they carry alot fo cute stuff for cheap!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 13, 2009, 4:35 pm

    amy – are you kidding? maggie, james, and abbie will not hold still long enough for that. šŸ™‚

  • Carrie H February 13, 2009, 4:44 pm

    Caitlin,
    I hope this doesn’t sound critical cause I don’t mean it to be at all … Do you use the raw egg whites in your icing? I am sooooo afraid of raw eggs! What’s your opinion on whether they are safe or not?
    Carrie H

  • Sara February 13, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Wow those cookies look so good! I love gingerbread cookies, can’t wait to try the recipe. Christy is a lucky girl!

  • alessa February 13, 2009, 4:51 pm

    omg loooove the cookies! aren’t kitchenaids the best, seriously. have a wonderful vday with the hubs!

  • Mica February 13, 2009, 4:53 pm

    Those cookies look so cute and professional! Great job!

  • loveofoats.com February 13, 2009, 5:44 pm

    wow – beautiful cookies!

  • Olga February 13, 2009, 5:57 pm

    these look great! I’ve been trying to find the perfect gingerbread cookie recipe, thanks a lot!

  • Meg February 13, 2009, 6:11 pm

    Oh boy those cookies look delicious!

    Have fun with Abbie!

  • Meghann February 13, 2009, 6:11 pm

    I made it to Tampa! I’m saving your cookie for dessert šŸ™‚

    Tell Abbie her mommy loves her and not to give you too much trouble!

  • emily February 13, 2009, 6:13 pm

    gosh I miss Publix so much! that was one of the best things about living in Florida.

  • John February 13, 2009, 6:26 pm

    Take care of my Grandpuppy hope you survive the dogs when she is over here it usually cost A new doggy toy and stuffing all over the floor from Tug-A-War , 90 lb ‘scooby ‘ versus 12 lb ‘abbie ‘ What Fun !

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 13, 2009, 6:46 pm

    carrie h- that’s not critical at all. i wondered the same thing the first time i tried this icing recipe. however, this is my understanding of the raw egg issue: salmonella is located on the outside of the egg, so as long as the egg doesn’t touch the outside, you’re fine. i washed the eggs with some soap to be sure. also, the odds of salmonella being on your eggs are really, really low. i dont think you need to worry about it!! šŸ™‚

  • Christy February 13, 2009, 6:53 pm

    I can’t wait to dive into those gorgeous, yummy cookies!!!

  • teacherwoman February 13, 2009, 7:07 pm

    Those cookies look yummy!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) February 13, 2009, 7:24 pm

    Cookies look yummy! I didn’t realize individually wrapping cookies kept them fresh longer. I will definitely try that next time I bake.

  • Shannon February 13, 2009, 7:59 pm

    holy cutie dog. awww! cookies look yummy!

  • talesofexpansion February 13, 2009, 9:09 pm

    OMG that dough. i want to dive into it.

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