Monday, December 6, 2010

Little Books for Little Cooks ~ J is for Jesus

Little Books for Little Cooks

Candy Cane Cookies

candy cane cookie

These cookies were such a big hit in our house, I only had the chance to take a picture of ONE!

The Book Before You Cook…

 J is for Jesus

J is for Jesus: the Sweetest Story Ever Told

by Crystal Bowman

Summary: You and your little one will have fun learning how the candy cane is a symbol of Jesus’ birth.

When It’s Time to Cook…

You’ll Need:

  • roll of sugar cookie dough {or you can make your own batch}
  • red food coloring
  • spatula for mixing
  • baking sheet
To Make:
  1. Divide a roll of sugar cookie dough in half.
  2. Use red food coloring to color one half of the dough.
  3. Make 1” balls from each half of the dough.
  4. Take one red dough ball and one white dough ball and roll each one out like a snake.
  5. Lay the white and red snake next to each other and gently twist them together.
  6. Place on cookie sheet and shape like a candy cane.
  7. Bake at 350 for 6-7 minutes.

Hope you enjoy this cooking activity with your little one! To see more featured books and activities, click here!

Little Books for Little Cooks is a bi-monthly feature that focuses on creating some edible fun with your little one.   We will share a fun book to read with your little one along with a cooking activity to do that ties in with the featured book. Sometimes there may be actual cooking involved…and sometimes just fun!


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