At first Jack was pretty let down, he really wanted a cookie. But he didn’t complain. Instead he started taking out the cookie molds and getting ready to make cookies. As they started pressing the dough into the cookie molds, Jack’s mother began to tell him the story of the Christmas cookie.
That long ago, in the middle ages, people were very poor. They had no money and many could not read. One family wanted to do something nice for the people of their village. The father, being a woodsman, wanted to carve figures of Jesus’s birth to give to all but the mother felt they needed food. So they compromised. The father whittled cookie molds and the mother made dough and baked cookies for all. Then on Christmas Eve they passed them out to all the towns people while telling the story of the birth of Jesus.
This is a wonderful story to help children learn about helping others and also about not getting caught up in the materialistic side of Christmas. Dandi Daley Mackall did a wonderful job of telling a beautiful story for little kids to learn from. Richard Cowdrey did a fabulous job with his illustrations. They are so beautiful that I could just sit and look at the pages without reading the story. Each page is sure to grab your child’s attention. And there are even recipes on the back inside cover so you can make your own Christmas cookies!
You can purchase your very own copy of The Legend of the Christmas Cookie on Amazon.
And you can also get some cookie molds here too. It would be a wonderful gift to a child to receive the book and molds together.