The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

Food

December 21, 2011

Christmas Eve is almost here

TARBORO — t’s hard to believe that Saturday is Christmas Eve! Wow. This year has flown by. When your little ones are restless on Saturday and excited about Santa coming, here are some things to do. Bake cookies to leave with the traditional glass of milk for Santa.

If you don’t normally do that, give it a try. You can start a tradition that your kids will then pass down to their kids and so on. Besides, it gives them something to do and the parents get to eat the results! This is a win-win situation.

Our first recipe is my favorite. It’s cinnamon rolls. Yummo, as Rachel Ray would say. But, these use frozen bread dough, so you are even making the dough for them. Otherwise, you will have most of the ingredients. You can also use these as part of Christmas breakfast.

Our second recipe is a brown sugar cookie. This is a little heavier than regular sugar cookies but I think you will like them.

The next cookie is a cream cheese sugar cookie. Do you see a theme here? Sugar! But, I love cream cheese so I threw this one in.

The two cookie recipes call for rolling and cutting the cookies. If you have cookies cutters, especially Christmas ones, that’s great. If you don’t pinch off or scoop out about a ping pong ball sized ball and flatten it with a fork on the greased cookie pan.

As much fun as Christmas is, don’t forget that Christmas is about more than trees, decorations, food and presents. It’s about Christ. So, once you bake the cookies; settle the kids down around the tree, let them have a sample, read the night before Christmas and then read them the true Christmas story from Luke 1:1-18.  I hope that you and your family have a very blessed and merry Christmas.

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