Lots of ground ginger and cinnamon flavor these traditional gingerbread cookies. The easy decoration of sanding sugar sprinkled on top of royal icing gives the cookies a wintry shimmer. You will need a seven-inch snowflake cookie cutter to make these.
Whipped Shortbread Recipe -This version of shortbread melts in your mouth. Mostly I make it for the holidays, but I'll also prepare it year-round for wedding showers and ladies' teas. —Jane Ficiur, Bow Island, Alberta**very good and easy.