Christmas spice mix recipe for cakes, cookies, and cupcakes: a baking must-have and a beautiful mason jar Christmas gift.
ANCIENT TIMES SPICE MIX
My Christmas spice mix recipe smells like old-fashioned Christmas, like a Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra song… like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves… For a Christmas baking session to be successful, my house has to smell like Christmas for days!
HOW TO USE THE CHRISTMAS SPICE MIX
It is a perfectly balanced wave of smells that overcomes you when you open the oven and take out cookies, cakes, or cupcakes. But you can also sprinkle the Christmas spice mix on hot tea, popcorn, and hot chocolate.
The spice blend is also a great homemade Christmas gift idea. You’re giving an experience: the essence of Christmas and a scented house in a tiny, decorated jar.
A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ITALIAN COOKS
Christmas spice mix recipe
- 3 cinnamon sticks or 3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 1/10 of a nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon dry ginger ground
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 tablespoon allspice
Place the cinnamon sticks (cut in 2 or three), the nutmeg (a piece of the whole nut), ginger, cloves, and the allspice berries in a grinder/food processor, and pulse until well powdered.
Store your precious Christmas spice mix in an airtight jar.
I use a teaspoon or two of the spice mix when baking cookies or cakes. A tablespoon on popcorns (mixed with butter or a mild extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil) and a few pinches sprinkled on hot chocolate, cappuccino, latte macchiato, or hot tea.
Enjoy your Christmas spices!