Making like masters in the kitchen, Christmas-time sees families across the globe bake, sizzle and stew up morsels of yumminess for Christmas Day. No matter how good we are at it, however, people get often caught up in the moment of volunteering their culinary services.
If you are one of the said spruikers, just show off your home cooking ability by whipping up a batch or two of Santa’s favourite gingerbread Christmas cookies. Whether you’re a maker or a faker, this herbal gingerbread Christmas cookie recipe will have everyone coming back for more.
According to the History Channel, cookies have traditionally been linked to western Christmas since the 1930s. The practice of leaving cookies for Santa originated in the U.S. during The Great Depression. It is said that during this time of hardship, parents attempted to teach their children the value of showing their gratitude of receiving gifts from Santa on Christmas. Thus, they left cookies for the man in the red suit to enjoy. 
Fast forward more than 80 years and children today still enjoy the excitement of leaving goodies for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. Whether considered more as bribe material for gifts from the jolly bearded man is yet to be proven... Whatever the case, this is a one Christmas tradition that has stayed strong.
* Tip: Spoil Santa with a cup of Bondi Beach Tea Co.Indian Beach Chai Tea as the perfect partner for his Christmas cookies this year.
Traditions aside, cookies are a beloved holiday treat ideal for sharing at Christmas-time. Moreover, as an avid herbal tea connoisseur, I love a Christmas cookie that complements my herbal tea infusions. The following recipe is not only the perfect complement; it is made with some of the same beneficial ingredients that you find in the Bondi Beach Tea Co. blends.
These Christmas cookies boast a lovely aroma and flavour of herbal goodness. You can leave them plain or decorate with your choice of icing and topping. Zesty, orange-flavoured icing works well, as does icing featuring beetroot chai powder or a gentle sprinkle of matcha green tea.
Ingredients – cookies
Optional ingredients – icing
Method for optional icing
While you wait for your Christmas cookies to bake, sit back and enjoy your favourite Bondi Beach Tea Co. herbal tea brew.
Bondi Beach Tea Co’s range of health-promoting herbal tea blends makes great Christmas gifts for tea lovers. If you have finished your Christmas shopping, why not spoil yourself instead. To see the full range of loose-leaf herbal teas, and some special beauty products created by the savvy team at Bondi, click here!
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