With this recipe for homemade gingerbread spice mix you can bake cakes, make amazing desserts or have the cutest DIY gift for the Christmas holidays! And of course you can also make some traditional gingerbread cookies with it!
OK, this is the question of all questions: Am I allowed to start my Christmas baking and decorating before Thanksgiving is over? But then again Starbucks started selling festive drinks in festive red cups long which means the official holiday season has started. Because as I said before – Starbucks reigns the world when it comes to seasons.
One of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies are gingerbread men (or hearts or stars… You name it! Anything gingerbread flavored really!) and in both Switzerland and Germany gingerbread spice mixes are available at any supermarket during the holiday season. When I started making gingerbread recipes for the blog I never really considered that this might be an issue – but I quickly realized that it might actually be the exception to have this spice mix readily available. So I decided to give you a recipe to make your own, along with the absolutely best and easiest recipe for traditional gingerbread! Because the traditional way to make gingerbread can be a real pain. Last year my soon-to-be sister in law came over for an entire weekend of Christmas cookie baking fun and we made gingerbread the hard way. Our hands were sore from kneading, we were impatient to wait for the dough to be chilled for 24 hours and in the end it all got very frustrating!