Well, the Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter had his fill of cookie dough—and so did the baker!
Fortunately, most of the delicious frosted cookies went to a new home to bless others who also love homemade gingerbread as much as I do. Had these spicy cookies all stayed in my house, well, I’m certain I would have given in to eating FAR too many. It is definitely better to give than too horde for oneself. 😉
My blog of last week put out a call for what I consider to be the perfect Gingerbread Cookie recipe for me, a culinary-challenged writer who loves to bake from scratch. But with limited time on my hands, I wanted the recipe to be as simple as possible while still being delicious. With these as my goals, I have chosen not ONE, but THREE winners in my contest for the perfect gingerbread man dough to fill my empty cookie cutter man. The winners are:
– Janet Grunst
– Cynthia Howerter
– Linda Marie Finn
CONGRATULATIONS, ladies and THANK YOU for generously sharing your recipes!! There were aspects of each recipe that I liked, such as ease of preparation or additional spices. So I used my creativity (always dangerous for ME in the kitchen) and combined portions of each recipe that I liked. Well, it worked, and samplers of the finished product were filled with positive comments, like, “Delicious!”
Ladies, I will e-mail each of you so you can choose a copy of any of my books, signed to you. Thank you again!!
So now that Christmas has passed for another year and all the presents have been opened, do you feel an emptiness in your heart that no amount of department store gifts can fulfill? Do you ever feel like “An Empty Man?”
There is nothing that can fill the need in our souls like the gift of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. He is the reason that we celebrate this time of year and His light can pierce the darkness in our hearts unlike any string of Christmas bulbs. Let his atonement for our sins shed at Calvary so long ago fill up your Spirit with His forgiveness and grace, and a life of fulfillment with Him.
Jesus Christ waits for The Empty Man, to fill each of us with life more abundant and hope for eternity with Him. It is His free gift to us—this Christmas and every day.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17 NIV
Cynthia Howerter says
Oh my goodness, Elaine Marie! Thank you so much! I never expected to win the contest. I just really like my gingerbread man recipe and wanted to share it with you! And thanks to you, I made a batch of cut-out gingerbread men for my family and me!