You probably know that I can’t let Jack go into finals week without a care package. Remember these Notre Dame gingerbread cookies? This year, I decided to make him cookies inspired by our favorite radio program, The Catholic Guy Show.
Now, I’m not sure what it says about us that my college-age son and I have the same favorite radio show. Either Jack is very mature, or I am very immature…I’m going to go with the latter.
The cookies are inspired by many of the show’s catchphrases. When you’re laughing as you’re decorating cookies, that’s a good thing. I could NOT WAIT for Jack to receive his care package; I think these went over really well and were a total surprise!
ADVENT = FUN LENT
If you’re curious, the show is on SiriusXM, but you can listen to highlights as a podcast. Warning: this is not your typical Catholic radio show. Meaning…it’s funny. Hosted by Lino Rulli, it’s an often hilarious look at what it’s like to live out life as a Catholic in real life, struggles and all. There have been times when I’ve been listening while driving and almost needed to pull over from laughing so hard. It’s tough to drive while cry-laughing, y’all!
For the cookies, I used my favorite gingerbread cookie recipe (the one from my book Decorating Cookies) and my go-to royal icing. I just love the look of the simple white outline on the dark gingerbread.
Lino, Mark, and Tyler…thanks for keeping me entertained while I bake every day!
(I’m dreaming of a Bake at 350/Catholic Guy pilgrimage.)
Jack, Go Irish! Beat Finals!