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Gingerbread Kisses and Warm Christmas Wishes

What's better than gingerbread at Christmas?
Not much unless it's a hot cup of your favorite beverage along with a yummy cookie.

So of course, the city kitchen got dressed up with gingerbread men.

A train:

Gingerbread tea light houses with cookie cutters in a large jar:




Cute fabric gingerbread man with gingerbread trees:

Wood ornaments painted by yours truly and hung from the paper towel holder and on the wall:


 And old fashioned molasses cookies with a chocolate drizzle on top... or not. 😀

Normally I make cutout gingerbread cookies but all my helpers are grown and out of the house. I miss those days. And while I could definitely make them on my own, this recipe is just as delicious and way easier. The recipe comes from a sweet friend.

I just changed it up a little and rolled the dough in chopped pecans instead of sugar and once they came out of the oven, drizzled them with chocolate. Yum.

Gingerbread kisses indeed!


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  1. Cecilia, your gingerbread men and houses are the cutest! Your kitchen is super cozy and I could go for a few of those cookies ;) Thank you for sharing at Creating Christmas! Hugs, Cecilia

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  2. Your gingerbread men are so cute! I could have a cookie or two. Molasses cookies are delicious!

    Cold front coming your way! :)

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  3. Your gingerbread men are adorable and I love those houses.

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  4. Something about gingerbread just says Christmas. I've been thinking about making a G/house for fun, maybe next week. Our son is headed home for the holiday so maybe I'll save it for then. Love your display very festive!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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    1. Thanks, Carole. I've had these houses for years. I almost didn't get them out but I thought if I'm not going to use them, why am I keeping them? I'm glad I did. I forgot just how cute they were!

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  5. Cecilia, your display looks really cute! Those molasses cookies look yummy and I'm trying that recipe! It looks too easy, which is a good thing. We have lots of pecans from our trees that I need to use up and I think I'll add the chocolate drizzle as you did -- makes them look extra decadent.

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  6. This is super cute Cecilia. I have never tried molasses cookies so I might just have to give this recipe a try. They look yummo! Hugs to Herbie and Buddy from Cooper. Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  7. Awwwww...this post is near and dear to my heart. For many years I made gingerbread houses with our grandson. Now that he's 13 we no longer do it, and like you I miss it.

    The teddy bear is adorable Cecilia! I just want to squish him :).

    xxx

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  8. Gingerbread! So cute and so good to eat. I love all your vignettes. The houses are especially adorable, and the stuffed gingerbread buy, lol. I found a mold at the thrift last summer, but admit I haven't tried making an edible gingerbread house yet. You have inspired me to try over the weekend. :)

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  9. I love gingerbread but have never tasted Old Fashion Molasses cookies but they look delish. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. They taste a lot like gingerbread! A good substitute!
      Merry Christmas to you too!

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  10. Hi Cecilia ... love your gingerbread decorations. Makes for a happy look in your kitchen. The cookies look so good too ... may try them sometime.
    Have a wonderful holiday the best Christmas ever.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  11. Hi Cecilia,
    Love all of your gingerbread themed decorations!
    Molasses cookies are one of my favorites, thank you for sharing the recipe...I will try that one! I never thought of putting chocolate drizzle on top - that's genius! :)
    Wishing you the Happiest Christmas! Hugs, Kimberley

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