When I was growing up, we didn’t make many Christmas cookies. Several of our neighbors would make batches upon batches of cookies and give them as gifts, which meant our house was filled with delicious treats without any of us turning on the oven. I enjoyed so many amazing Christmas cookies over the years, all baked by our generous friends. I no longer live in that neighborhood, and confess I miss all those treats. For our date night last weekend, Luke and I decided to bake Christmas cookies. At the top of my list was a recipe I’ve always loved, but never made before- gingerbread. My perfect gingerbread is deliciously spicy, but still sweet and soft in the center, but still firm on the edges.