Showing posts with label Christmas cookies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas cookies. Show all posts

Monday, December 4, 2023

Happy Cookie Day!

 I don't know about you, but I think I'm related to the Cookie Monster. 

One of my favorite family traditions at Christmas is making cookies with the kids. 
We try to set aside one day to make cut-out cookies before Christmas. 
Here's a photo of some of last years delectable delights.

Celebrate National Cookie Day with your favorite cookie!

What is your favorite cookie?


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie by Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

Book Description:
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns from his generous mother the story behind the Christmas cookie. The family who began the tradition of baking the special cookies gave them to the needy and shared the story of the very first Christmas. This sweet holiday book offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves and encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus' birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies.

My Review:
This old-fashioned story, set during the Great Depression, is a breath of fresh air. Jack not only learns the history of Christmas cookies, he also sees what a blessing it is to help someone else. Richard Cowdrey's detailed illustrations compliment the story perfectly. Every year since my daughters were old enough, we've made homemade Christmas cookies. They're adults now with children of their own. Even though we cut our dough with plastic and metal cookie cutters, I loved reading the story of how the cookies were originally made by pressing dough in to hand-carved molds. I can't wait to read The Legend of the Christmas Cookie to my grandchildren before we make our cookies this year.

I received this book in exchange for a fair review.