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Are you in the Christmas mood already? We just bought our Christmas tree and I took out the last year decorations (hand made and hand sewn  of course! And this year I decided to continue making my own decorations. I am definitely not buying plastic decorations from the shops, maybe a few crafty additions to my Christmas Décor form local suppliers. 

As I have hand painted glass bulbs and hand sewn decorations, I had to go with something different. This year I decided to do a bit of baking and add edible decorations. Ginger bread cookies. I did that a few years ago, but this time I used a different recipe. 

And here are the results! 

What crafty decorations are you adding to your Christmas décor? 

If you are looking for ideas – check out this post from previous years – maybe you will find something inspiring there.  

Ginger Bread Cookies recipe

The recipe is from Sally’s Baking addiction Blog –  you will find there detailed, step by step instructions for these Gingerbread creations, and here I just give you an idea of what you need to create them. 


  • 10 Tablespoons (2/3 cup145gunsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (200g) unsulphured molasses
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 and 1/2 cups (437gall-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger (yes, 1 full Tablespoon!)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • optional: easy cookie icing or royal icing
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