this year, since i am finally cooking in my own kitchen, i went a little cookie crazy. not in the amount, per se, but in the labor-intensive department. i started off with an easy enough pumpkin biscotti for our pre-christmas party with the family.
but the week of christmas, right before mauricio left for two weeks, we spent about six hours making Gingerbread Gnomes.
That's right- gnomes.
they were in honor of my father, the gnome-obsessed. mauricio bought me a cookie cutter making kit (woah!) and i made my own cutter. a double batch of dough, six royal icing colors, and six hours later, viola! the cutest cooking men in town.
the after photos are coming soon...