I just had a gingerbread cookie a minute ago that was made by the friend’s husband who I was talking about when I wrote this post last year. They use their secret family recipe and it was absolutely delicious! Anyway, here’s the recipe that we use here at The Salem Garden. We love it and it’s quite easy to make and roll out. I hope we make some here in the next few days! Snow is coming so I think there’s a good chance it will happen. Enjoy everything (especially the gingerbread)! Michele

The Salem Garden

There’s nothing like the smell of gingerbread. Yesterday one of my friends came home to the  scent of gingerbread baking and posted a thank you note to her husband on facebook. I thought that was so cute! It really does welcome you in.  We love to make gingerbread in our house and my oldest daughter has taken our gingerbread recipe to new heights.

Here she is baking a batch last Christmas.


These days she uses a very simple confectioners sugar and water icing and pipes designs on each cookie. If we make them this weekend I’ll try to share some photos. They are simple and delicious!

Here they are a few years ago with lots and lots of buttercream frosting…the younger the kids the more frosting and sprinkles.


This is last weekend’s creation….


Piping is big right now, Buddy Valestro does lots of this…

We love this gingerbread!  Here’s the…

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