Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Our Christmas Cookie Tradition


Here is one of the handmade gifts we gave friends and relatives for Christmas this year.

I don’t know how many years I have been making this recipe for Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies now, but I first found the recipe in an issue of Martha Stewart Magazine, and began sharing them with others for Christmas. I never expected to make them a tradition, but they were such a big hit, that a tradition was born. Since then I have only missed making them one Christmas, and at that point I had an eight-month-old breastfeeding baby, so I feel I can be excused. That year a few people commented that they missed the cookies, so this year I decided not only to make them again, but to make lots and lots of them and to gift them along with the recipe.

I bought some ball jars at a local farmer’s union, wrote some recipes out by hand (and almost ended up with a claw for a hand after all that writing), punched some holes in the recipe cards and some tags, and tied it all up with wrapping twine.

I even managed to nibble a few myself before they were all given away. I highly encourage you to give these a try, and to share them!


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

6 thoughts on “Our Christmas Cookie Tradition

  1. They look delightful! I like the hand-written recipe card – nice touch!

  2. yummy….they look delicious!!!!!! :))))

  3. I so love to see what people make and share. Those look so divine and you packaged them up so prettily. I’m sure they were so happily received!

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