Days of Christmas

On the 9th day of Christmas…


Christmas Cookies

2015120495111050.jpgOne of the most idyllic activities for Christmas is baking cookies! Yum! ^.^ We bake cookies for shut-ins. We bake cookies for fundraisers. However, the most common reason to bake cookies is for Santa!

2015120495071723.jpgWe bake sugar cookies or chocolate chip and place them on a platter just by the fire. We even set a glass of milk nearby to help wash down the sugary goodness. It’s our little way of repaying Santa for all the wonderful gifts he brings us in the night and leaves underneath our tree.

And it’s one of those traditions that I’d like to keep in my family and my household. The cookies don’t have to be for Santa. They don’t have to be for anyone at all besides the people in the house, because the cookie-making is the more important part than the cookie-eating.

2015120495064443.jpgCooking-making brings people together. Everyone gets to play a role: mixing, placing, shaping, watching them bake, frosting, sprinkling, and decorating in every way. There’s so much to do. There’s also a lot of fun to be had because two people will always make different cookies even if given the same shape or type of cookie. It’s an activity that brings everyone together. It’s an activity that everyone can have fun with and show off their unique cookies, and it ends with the sweetest reward: eating them. :p

This year I made chocolate chip cookies, vanilla-butter sugar cookies, and white chocolate chip cranberry oatmeal cookies. Yum!20151205_204204.jpg


Movies To Watch
1) The Santa Claus
2) Unaccompanied Minor
3) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
4) Scrooged
5) Love Actually
6) Home Alone
7) Home Alone 2
8) Nothing Like the Holidays
9) The Holiday
10) Rise of The Guardians
11) Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer
12) Frosty, The Snowman
Activities To Do
1) Decorate the Tree
2) Make Cookies
3) Build a Gingerbread House
4) Visit Christkindlmarkt
5) Ice Skating
6) Hot Cocoa by the Fireplace
7) Build a Snowman
8) Snowball Fight
9) Complete Holiday Puzzle
10) Read ‘A Christmas Carol’
11) Christmas Party
12) Participate in Secret Santa

Do you bake Christmas cookies? What kind do you have to make? Which are your favorites?


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