National Cookie Day
by Cheri Cowell
Peanut Butter Kisses
Mix 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 beaten egg in a bowl and form into golf-sized balls. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Roll in sugar, place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and unwrap your kisses so they are ready. Immediately when cookies are baked, remove from oven and press a kiss into the center of each. Makes about 24.
Everyone brings two dozen of their favorite cookies and takes home two dozen of the mix and match cookies brought by all. Or, everyone brings two dozen, takes one dozen home and the other dozen are donated to the firehouse, police, hospital, or post office.
Cookie Cutter Stories
For a great children’s activity, share the Bible story as you allow the cookie cutters to illustrate the different parts. An angel shares the news with Mary, a star directs the wisemen, a donkey represents Mary and Joseph, candy canes can represent a shepherd’s staff, and bells represent the Good News. After you bake the cookies, take them to a nursing home and have the children retell the story as they share their delights.