Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (with Ruth Schwenk)
Time is flying by in our 12th annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. It is now day nine! If you’re just joining in, be sure to start at Day 1 here.
Our giveaway guest today is my close friend and coauthor Ruth Schwenk from thebettermom.com and forthefamily.org. She and her husband Pat, a pastor and author, have such a vibrant ministry to families. You will love the giveaway today based on some of their fabulous resources. But first, a tried and true recipe for gingerbread cookies your family can enjoy.
Day 9: Vintage Iced Gingerbread Cookies (circa 1940)
Super easy and super delicious! It just isn’t Christmas without some sort of gingerbread. These will do the trick!
In a large saucepan boil:
1 stick butter
2/3 C white sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 C molasses
1 ¼ tsp. ground ginger
¾ tsp. cinnamon
? tsp. allspice
Remove from heat and add:
½ tsp. baking soda that has been dissolved in 2 tsp. hot water
1 tsp baking powder
3 C all-purpose four
Cool and cover. Chill in fridge for three hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-13 minutes or until lightly golden. Do not over-bake. Cool slightly. Then, drizzle icing over.
1 C powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
Thin with a few tablespoons milk until it is a consistency that can be drizzled over the cookies. Drizzle and let cool completely.
Day 9 Giveaway
My guest today, Ruth Schwenk, is giving away a copy of her newest devotional, Faith Forward Family, along with a Faith Forward journal, and two Faith Forward stickers for your children. One winner will receive two bundles, one for you and one for a friend!
Giveaway rules are listed below. Enjoy!
Ruth Schwenk is the founder of the popular blog, TheBetterMom.com, and along with her pastor/author husband, Patrick, FortheFamily.org. She is the trusted author of several devotionals with Harper Collins Christian, including Faith Forward Family, The Better Mom Devotional, and Pressing Pause. Ruth is a Michigan football super fan, a self-proclaimed “foodie,” and lover of all things HGTV. But her greatest joy is her family. She lives with her husband, four children, two pesky hamsters and their loyal Labrador retriever in the beautiful college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Rules
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- One daily winner will be chosen from each day’s comments.
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DAY NINE GIVEAWAY QUESTION:
What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
Let us know in the comments and you’ll be entered in today’s giveaway. Remember, if you want to enter to win the grand prize, you must comment on and share all twelve days.
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Day 1 with Candace Cameron Bure
Day 7 with Phylicia Masonheimer
Orange cream cookies!
Chocolate Cherry Cookies!
Frosted sugar cookies are certainly my favorites. I always remember to leave some out for Santa!! Merry Christmas Blessings!!
Jerome cookies- so yummy
Not really considered a cookie but our family always makes “buckeyes”.
I love any cookie but my favorite has to be peanut butter blossoms!
Sugar cookies with frosting
FROSTED SUGAR COOKIES are my undoing and favorite. One cookie will not do it for me. ha ha
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Kim Stewart (Karen Ehman Ministry Team)
No Bake Chocolate PB Oatmeal cookies! We call them “Icebox Cookies” since we keep them in the fridge because they are better cold.
My favorite Christmas cookies are the powdered sugar snowball cookies that are a shortbread cookie with pecans and rolled in powdered sugar.
My favorite Christmas cookie is a snowball.
I am so excited about following Ruth’s ministry. So rich in Jesus!
I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like! And anything Christmas-y seems to taste better anyway!?
Red velvet white chocolate chip
Scotcharoo, shortbread or butter cookie would be my favorite Christmas cookies.
I just love Chocolate Chip Cookies!
a BIG sugar cookie with Christmas color sprinkles!
My favorite Christmas cookies are the peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kiss in the middle!
I love oatmeal raisin cookies! I also love the soft sugar cookies with the icing on them. These are a tradition for my house in Christmas.
My favorite Christmas cookie is a chocolate chip cookie with M &Ms or sprinkles on them.
My grammy makes a cinnamon chocolate chip cookie that is amazing!
Whatever grandma make s