Spiced cookies are a classic holiday dessert--especially molasses cookies, gingersnaps, and gingerbread cookies--but what's the difference between the three? Is there one, or can the names be used interchangeably? At first glance, it can be pretty confusing because the ingredient lists are very similar between the three recipes. Let's break it down.
My fondest Christmas memories involve spending an entire day during the holiday season each year making my mother's famous Christmas cut-out cookies. This was a ritual in our family, and the one year Mom suggested she had far too much on her plate to "do those cookies this year," all hell broke loose. The kids ended up convincing her to see it our way. It's safe to say (other than that one close call), we never missed a Christmas baking cut-outs together--and it wasn't just the three girls of the house who participated.
You know what’s black, white, and delicious all over? Oreo cookies. Very few grocery store snacks get me more excited than Oreos. Because, you know, childhood. And I’m of that core group of cookie fanatics who never needs an excuse to indulge in an Oreo-eating session. But since I discovered how to turn a simple package of cookies into a tasty, over the top dessert, well, it’s been a complete game changer. I mean why just eat Oreos plain when you can truly transform them, giving the precious chocolate sandwich cookie an even more glorious existence.
The four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are always full.
They are full in a joyful sense; full of cheerful music, lights, gifts, tradition, and time with your people. But they are also full in a physically draining sense; full of busy workdays, gift purchasing, and holiday parties with people you dont even know that well. Then there are those multi-hour-long family gatherings with all of the extended family. Need I say more?
I understand that distinguished actor/former WWE champion/Canadian citizenship-holder Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) has a seemingly committed girlfriend. But he also has a voice of velvet, muscles for days, and the smile of a thousand rays of light--and I am only human. Even if he’s not exactly your “type,” I think we can all agree here that that this man is fine as hell.