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December 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Soft Gingerbread Cookies for the #WiltonTreatTeam

I am part of the #WiltonTreatTeam, and as such I receive both product and compensation in return for these posts.  As always, all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamI have loved being a part of the #WiltonTreatTeam this year, so when they asked if we would like to participate in a cookie exchange I was quick to jump on board.  I eagerly anticipated the name of the person I would get to bake for, and was not disappointed when I received Vianney.  I met Vianney in April when we were at Wilton headquarters, and we were even on the same team in a cake challenge.  She and I are both in the middle.

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamI was inspired by the 6 Cavity Gingerbread Family Pan that Wilton sent me.  When I visit Vianney’s site, Sweet Life, I see so many beautiful recipes and photos where the food and flavors are stars.  For me, gingerbread is a staple for the holiday season.  Too often, though, gingerbread cookies are thin, crisp and decorated with lots candy.  I wanted to make the gingerbread the star of these cookies and focus on a classic.

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamUsing my favorite gingerbread cookie mix, I followed the directions on the cookie pan and filled the cavities 2/3 full.

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamAfter baking 8 minutes I put them on racks to cool.

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamFinally, I decorated the cookies using the Wilton cookie icing.  I followed the features and accents baked into the cookie using the pan.

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamI taste tested and they were delicious!  All the flavors of the classic, but using the pan makes them extra thick and soft.  I also didn’t have to spend a lot of time rolling out and cutting dough.  Just press in the pan and bake!

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamFinally, I needed a way to send these to my swap partner.  I love these great Wilton Christmas Holiday Sweet Swap Rectangle Treat Boxes.

 

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeamI also love that the box matches my theme for Vianney, adorable gingerbread! 

wilton, cookie exchange, cookie swap, gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, #WiltonTreatTeam

These are now off to Vianney in Texas!  I can’t wait to share what I receive from whomever got me in our Wilton Treat Team cookie exchange!

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