Some of the ingredients for gingerbread

Some of the ingredients for gingerbread

No, I did not drink the cognac. I used it to flavor the dough.

No, I did not drink the cognac. I used it to flavor the dough.

It smells like christmas in the kitchen now, with all spices...

It smells like christmas in the kitchen now, with all spices...

The gingerbread dough is ready! Now it has to rest for 24 hours before I bake the cookies.

The gingerbread dough is ready! Now it has to rest for 24 hours before I bake the cookies.