Over the weekend the Sweet Peas baked. A lot.
At one point R asked if we could do a gingerbread train, something he saw in a store the week prior. Undaunted, I said, "sure!" So I drew up some plans:
I will spare you the details except to write it is $*&@^# hard to create a three-dimensional gingerbread train. So after trying, and deciding my sanity was more important to me than succeeding in making a 3D gingerbread train, I pulled out the train cookie cutter and we made 2D gingerbread trains, thank you very much. R and G loved them, and I felt proud that I had not sacrificed my inner peace in an attempt to become Superbaker.
But perhaps you are not the baking type, yet want something gingerbread-y to eat. I can't blame you since I will take a gingerbread cut-out cookie over a sugar cookie any day of the week. Now you can have all the yummy gingerbread flavor in a fun dip.
I created this dip for apples, but you could easily dip pretzels, crackers or even cookies into it. It is so super easy, I promise you will find something to dip in it, even if it is just a spoon!
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon molasses (or alternatively, 1 tablespoon brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients. Dip, repeat as necessary.
*I call it dip, but one could also eat it in a bowl, using a spoon, and call it "Gingerbread Yogurt."
Life is Sweet-