DEC 17, 2018


‘Tis the season for much joy, family, and holiday shopping! We know the mayhem that is the festive season, so little time with your annual holiday parties to gatherings, it’s so hard to get out there and do your Christmas shopping! But don’t sweat it, we sat down with our Pastry Chef Nuria this week to get her ideas on the perfect Christmas gifts!
It might be the season for laughter and celebrations but it’s also the season for butter, sugar and all the good stuff, that’s for certain!
There definitely is something special about giving a gift to someone that you made yourself, the idea of someone spending the time making a present for you is priceless – especially when it’s something yummy to eat! 
Nuria shares with us: “An easy yet personal gift is always, the cookie! You can make a person’s day anytime of the year with a batch of love filled cookies but what’s more Christmas-y than Gingerbread Cookies! Gingerbread is one of my favourite holiday ‘flavours,’ and there are so many gingerbread recipes out there but this recipe is my secret weapon! Gingerbread cookies can be crunchy or soft, spicy or mild, deep and dark, or more golden. I happen to love my gingerbread on the soft side and deep flavour, it has a special place in my heart!”
Recipe will make 30 cookies.
Honey  – ¾ cup 
Butter  – 2 TBSP 
Powder sugar – ½ cup. 
Eggs  – 1 egg
Lime zest from 1 lime
Orange zest from 1 orange
Milk – 1/3 cup.
Salt – ½ tsp
Ground Cinnamon – 1 tsp.
Ground Ginger – 1 tsp.
Flour (sifted) – 4 cups 
Baking powder (sifted) – 2 tsp.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix to form the
Cool in fridge for 30 min
Roll, shape and bake at 325°F for 8 to 10 min. 
 And finally, it’s all about the details and that personal touch when it comes to presentation.
Make a hand written Christmas label showing the person the love that went into these yummy cookies!
Stay tuned for part 2 of A&D’s Last Minute Christmas Gifts where we will be talking to Head Bartender Gary and his secret Christmas tipple that’s guaranteed to please!​