Gingerbread Cookies, Shortbread Cookies & More from Krusteaz.
I was lucky enough to receive from the folks over at Krusteaz an assortment of their cookie mixes, an apron and some cookie cutters to help me get my holiday baking done this year and as it happens December 4th (today as I post) is National Cookie Day in the US! Thank Krusteaz!
The first cookie mix I tried was the Gingerbread Cookies oh yum yum. What do you think do they look good?
Now the gingerbread cookies were not the only ones I received. I actually received FIVE different kinds of mixes and got two of each box, oh lucky me and my family!
Now I have to admit that I wasn’t sure any cookie mixes would stand up to our home made versions as we’ve spent a lot of time over the years perfecting our cookie recipes especially my gingerbread cookie (or ginger cookies or ginger snaps however you want to call them) recipe. Well lo and behold our first batch of cookies that we made from the Krusteaz cookie mixes the Gingerbread Cookies passed my family’s taste test.
It’s Powered by Mom and family approved AND it took me half the time to bake these gingerbread cookies compared to my ones from scratch, dang! Of course I haven’t told the family that it took half the time, what they don’t know gives mom time to have a gingerbread cookie and Pumpkin Spice Mocha 😉 !
This is how easy it was to make them. Put gingerbread cookie mix in a big bowl, add 1 egg, softened butter, oil and stir. You will most likely want to had mix a bit but other than that there you go, done.
I always also dip gingerbread cookies in sugar to get that lovely coating after they’re baked.
Each batch took about 11 minutes to bake. One box can do about 18 fairly big cookies or you can get at least two dozen for some more petite ones. As you can see below ours are fairly big cookies. My family would love it if I would just put them all out in a tray like this and let them have at it. I seriously have to hide them to keep them from eating them!
Since my actual prep time was cut in half I had more time afterwards to think of ways to present the cookies as gifts or do some finishing touches.
You can add sprinkles like I did above although the green doesn’t pop I am going to try red or white sprinkles or silver hmmm. You can also try colored sugar and put them in tins or wrap in stacks in colorful or clear cellophane or just tie with ribbons. Now I didn’t have time to do all of those yet but it’s going to be fun getting them ready for gifts, if we don’t eat them all first lol
I’ll be doing the shortbread cookies next and will probably put those in holiday tins as it’s easy and they’re re-useable. For now though I’m going to go and have myself a gingerbread cookie and one of my pumpkin spiced mochas (recipe HERE) and then it will be more baking this weekend thanks to Krusteaz!