The best part about the holidays are the amazing spiced treats. These easy to make gingerbread cookies w/rum glaze definitely being one of them.
I feel like spiced cakes, cookies, breads, and pies are slowly gaining wide interest and popularity in America, as are fruitcakes and Christmas puddings. But in Punjab, the holidays mean LOADS of spiced desserts, puddings, and fruitcakes. That said, it almost makes no sense to me that we don’t make gingerbread. I dare say it’s just not widely known there. Which makes no sense to me! It’s ginger, which we use in EVERYTHING, and molasses which just tastes like gud! I think it’s just a matter of time till spiced gingerbread cookies w/rum glaze are a normal Punjabi Christmas cookie.
I love how soft and chewy these cookies are. I’m not a crunchy cookie fan or a sugar cookie fan for the most part, so these soft spiced cookies with a hint of crisp glaze hit the spot with a nice hot cup of coffee. They store surprisingly well in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. So no big shock, I made a MASSIVE batch of these beauties and sent them off to a number of friends as a holiday pick me up. They’re fun, festive, and don’t need a lot of decorating if you use a fun press like I did. If you do use a press, just make sure to grease it well and create a deep imprint.
It’s been a tough year for so many people in this world, and we’re incredibly lucky to have our health, a roof over our heads, and food on the table. So this holiday, for me, is really about being introspective, doing more of the right things, helping the community more – by staying in, donating, and being a shoulder for those in need. I hope you too, take a moment to help those in need. For those Stateside, Feed America is bringing food to millions of Americans that will go hungry without their help. And they need your help. For those around the world please consider donating to local charities.
7 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories352
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 7.6g 38%
- Cholesterol 61mg 21%
- Sodium 263mg 11%
- Potassium 252mg 8%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.3g 6%
- Sugars 28g
- Protein 3.9g 8%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.