It’s the week of Christmas! A time when all I want to do is sit by my tree with the family, telling stories, eating cookies, and drinking hot chocolate. But alas, there’s still a few more days to go until we get there.
It’s also a time for last minute preparations and holiday traveling. With so much to do this week to prepare, these last few days leading up to Christmas can also be a bit stressful. So today, all I have for you are two quick little nuggets of wisdom I discovered over this past weekend. You can thank me later.
Although gingerbread is a holiday classic, I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan. I like it well enough, but give me a choice between gingerbread and chocolate and I’ll choose chocolate any day of the week.
However, I may have discovered a way to eat gingerbread that could actually rival a chocolate cookie. In the midst of rolling and cutting a batch of Jenna’s Old Fashioned Gingerbread on Friday night, a friend and I were hit with a stroke of brilliance. Instead of continuing to roll out this dough that kept getting drier and drier, why not just roll it up into a ball, frost it and enjoy? Enter Iced Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls.
Good great idea!
I followed Jenna’s recipe exactly, but we used egg beaters instead of regular eggs. Egg beaters are pasteurized, so it’s safe to eat them in the raw dough. But if you really want to play it safe, you could probably just leave out the eggs altogether.
These were bite-sized pieces of heaven. Cookie dough is usually better than the cooked version anyway, and gingerbread is no exception. The dough is not very sweet, which made the icing the perfect complement. You can store these little guys in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
While the iced cookie dough balls might have been a huge success, this weekend I also had an extremely huge fail. A fail that not only made me change my plan for my long run, but will also end up costing me money.
It is a bad idea to keep your new hydration bladder next to where you rest a hot iron in between uses. A very very bad idea.
I guess I’m in the market for a new drinking tube. Although I’ll admit I’m currently thinking about just trying to duct tape the hole shut — good idea or bad idea?