Posted on December 22 2016
We are less than one week away from Christmas, can you believe it?! For me, Christmas cookies have always been a major part of the season. I’ll tell you the story about why. It starts with my grandmother on my mother’s side of the family. Every year, single handedly she would bake 30 different types of cookies, package them up in metal tins, and give them to those closest to her. Now forget presents under the tree, this labor of love, I assure you, is one of the best gifts you could ever receive. And I’m not talking about all of these Pinterest cutie pie cookie recipes where you stack peanut butter cups with a dollop of frosting and a pretzel and voila you’ve made a “Christmas cookie”. No, these were handmade, give yourself an arm workout while you stir the dough, sit and wait for them to bake, Christmas cookies. Some of them may not have been the greatest (in my opinion), her rum balls packed a punch, but most of all I remember her gingerbread cookies. I even got in majorly huge trouble one year when I attempted to help decorate these little guys and failed to follow directions…the next thing I knew silver dragees were flying everywhere scattering over the kitchen floor and this young rebel was on her way to timeout.
Now if you think this is a post about how to make my grandmother’s gingerbread cookies, you’re wrong! Afterall, I’m the CEO of a fashion startup company…you think I have time to bake? Not this year anyways. At one point I thought “Oh how cute would it be to make gingerbread women with pencil skirts on them”…and then I came back to reality again…the whole time thing remember?
What was interesting was that apparently I am not the only person who has thought of the concept of elevating gingerbread cookies with fashionable looks. I’m in good company with Vogue and Delish.com, both who commissioned New York based pastry chef and food stylist, Jason Schreiber to put his skills to work in creating some amazing fashionable and edible gingerbread creations inspired by looks off of the runway and from the floors of Barney’s New York. Check out below to view some of my favorite fashionable Christmas cookies from both articles and see if you can guess the designer looks they’ve recreated.
To read full blog article from Vogue, click here.
To read full blog article from Delish.com, click here.