Christmas Cookies in July – Gingerbread Crackle

Christmas in July got brought to a new level last year when my mom and I made cookies while wearing our matching Christmas baking shirts and sang along to all the great holiday songs. We could smell the foundation of a new tradition right along with the root beer (Make sure to check out the Root Beer Sandwich Cookies from last year)! This year we planned on making the “Christmas Cookies in July” on July 25th, exactly 6 months or 153 days until Christmas! But who’s counting right? 😉 That’s exactly what we did, but in all the crafting and baking from the weekend this post got delayed a few days. Now it’s 151 days until Christmas, so even better news for a Monday!

We played around a lot with making a summer flavored cookie like orange creamsicle or lemon. What we landed on screams Christmas, a gingerbread cookie. This Gingerbread Crackle Cookie is the spiced equivalent of my favorite chocolate crackle cookies. I’m tough on my gingerbread cookie rating and this one exceeded my expectations!

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Sweetest Time of the Year

Today kicks off the sweetest time of the year. Our annual 12 Days of Cookies starts today! I repeat, we are 12 days away from Christmas! This is not a drill! We are so excited to be sharing our tradition on the blog again this year. With the crazy schedules around this time of year, keeping this tradition alive has been so important to us. This year we did have a hard time narrowing down the new cookies to try. We tried to make sure there are different flavor profiles, but a lot of times the chocoholic in us won out.  This first cookie is compliments of Better Homes & Garden’s magazine. We hope you enjoy and definitely give this recipe a try!

On the 12th Day Before Christmas…. Cookies & Cream Drops

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