One of the things I love the most about the holiday season is reminiscing on sweet childhood memories. I remember when I spent my first Christmas in the states, my mom bought us a cookie frosting kit and a gingerbread house, and we sat around the fireplace that night, decorating the house, drinking hot chocolate and listening to endless Christmas music. I treasured the quality time I got to spend with my mom so much when I was younger, as she was a single parent who had to work a lot in order to support our family. Ever since then we would always have one night in December where we baked and decorated cookies, drank hot cocoa, and devoured half the batch in one night while we watched a Christmas movie or two. ☕️🍪
Of course as time goes on, traditions evolve. I moved away from home almost four Christmases ago now, but I’ve still been lucky enough to continue this tradition with my loved ones, from my college roommate Joanne and now to my boyfriend, who (thank goodness) loves Christmas and sweets (and Christmas sweets 🍬) as much as I do.
I found this gingerbread cookie recipe via Pinterest and I knew I had to try it! I love all gingerbread flavored things and this cookie definitely did not disappoint 🙂 We put on our ugly Christmas sweaters and my favorite “holiday” movie – Just Friends and just went to town baking and decorating these cookies. I feel like Just Friends is one of those movies I’ll watch a good 5-10 times year ’round, but especially during the holidays! If you haven’t seen it, it’s actually on Netflix for the time being, so the time is now!!
If you can’t tell already, this is my favorite time of year. I have so many posts I’d like to do leading up to Christmas (only 7 days away now!) so I hope I can make them all into reality 🎄 Still yet to show you guys the full details of our tree (we/I named him Albert the Christmas Tree) so that will definitely come next! 💛
Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend so far! Thanks for stopping by!! xo