I only followed the instructions for mixing them together and baking. I used the snickerdoodle recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book , (which isn't really new because I got it 16 years ago) and I have my own Gingersnap recipe that I love and have adjusted to my liking.
I found it kind of hard to mash the two together without the sugar coating disappearing, it takes a gentle touch and a little patience and time. They turned out alright, but I wasn't crazy about the flavour combination. They look kind of interesting, but they didn't make the list for this years Christmas baking.
The other thing I got started on was using a Christmas Organizer. I was a little behind because this one starts in the beginning of October. I thought it would still work out, so I just highlighted the things that I wanted to do, grabbed an empty notebook and got to work. I love it, I can't believe I have never done this before, what a concept to think about everything you want to include in a family tradition Christmas and budget and plan for it! It took less than 10 minutes to print and cut out the organizer using a papertrimmer and corner rounder punch.
I got to work and made my gift and card lists, looked for ideas on Pinterest on what homemade goodies, crafts and gifts I would like to put together this year, froze some cookie dough with baking instructions on the bag so I wouldn't have to look it up later and made some cards. You better go get started, it feels great to be thinking about Christmas again.