Christmas Tea by the Tree

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Christmas Tea White Teacup with Ginger CookiesToday feels quite wintry. The fog was heavy and lingered for hours. There’s a misty atmosphere. In the house, with the Christmas tree lights lit, it is warm, cozy and inviting.

Christmas Tea Christmas TreeI am enjoying this quiet, wintry moment thoroghly enjoying the glow of the Christmas tree. I am going to share more about our tree soon, but if you’d like to know How this picture was taken, you can find a great tutorial at Unskinny Boppy. I was also inspired to create this banner, the original seen at All Things Beautiful. Mine is a bit different, but the sentiment is the same.

Christmas tea by the Christmas tree

One of my favorite things to bake this time of the year. Ginger cookies, gingerbread houses are a fragrant favorite.

ginger cookies Christmas tea Christmas tree glow

I decided to use these white dishes, because I love white dishes and they reflect the glow of the Christmas tree lights beautifully. It may be chilly and overcast outside – but it certainly is warm and glowing inside.

Swedish Ginger Cookies

fragrant ginger cookies with the surprise smoky flavor from bacon


  • 1/2 cup melted and strained bacon fat
  • 1 cup sugar plus more for rolling
  • 4 Tablespoons dark molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together the bacon fat and the sugar.
  3. Beat in the molasses and egg.
  4. Add remaining dry ingredients combining thoroughly.
  5. Shape dough into walnut sized balls and roll in sugar, flatten with fingers.
  6. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets (silpat mat or parchment paper)
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown on edges of cookies.
  8. Allow to cool on wire rack and store in an air-tight container.

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