By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
Tomorrow is National Cookie Day. I am certain the day of national recognition was determined with me in mind. As far as I’m concerned, Cookie Day is right up there with Mother’s Day and birthdays.
I can easily turn down pie or cake. Doughnuts do nothing for me at all, unless they’re “bear sign.” But cookies? Oh my.
Especially frosted Christmas cookies, as in gingerbread men, stars, snowflakes, rocking horses…
Therefore, it’s quite natural that cookies play an important role in my Christmas novella, Snow Angel. So do cookie cutters.
Here’s a photo of some of my mother’s old cutters that she passed down to me. If you’d like to read more about antique cookie cutters, check out my blog post here on Heroes, Heroines, and History titled, “Shaping the Holidays One Cookie at a Time.”
Of course, there are all kinds of cookies, but the “Rolled Cookies” page in my cookbook has more stains on it than any other. Every year, my children and I made batch after batch of sugar cookie dough, then cut and decorated myriad shapes.
We also made spritz “press” cookies, chocolate chip “drop” cookies, gingerbread men, and twisted red and white “candy cane” cookies.
Everyone seems to have a favorite. My mother liked persimmon cookies best. Favorite cookies have even been categorized by state, and this link will take you to the Reader’s Digest list of fifty state holiday choices, recipes included.
This week, in honor of National Cookie Day, I’m giving away two copies of my Christmas novella, Snow Angel. Winners will be randomly chosen from people who comment on this blog in the comment section below. All you have to do is leave your email address and tell me your favorite cookie. If you’d rather not leave your email address here, you can send it via Messenger or email.
The contest will run through Friday, Dec. 7 at midnight, and I will announce the winner in next Monday’s blog.
Until then, bake up a batch of your favorite cookies and share with someone you love.
“He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” (Psalm 107:9 NLT).
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…He held Lena’s hand until her eyes opened, shining like a spring puddle after rain. Words deserted him. Giving a quick squeeze, he let go and stepped back.
She didn’t speak, but she didn’t shy away either. Just stood looking down at the apron she’d bunched.
The dog scratched at the door, shattering the moment. Fool animal had pitiful timing.
Lena snickered and gave him two broken cookies off the tray.
He smiled. “One for each hand?”
“No. One for the dog.”
At least she hadn’t chewed him out for taking liberties. But he’d meant no disrespect. Just the opposite.
He followed the dog outside, missing Lena something fierce, and he wasn’t even gone yet. Pulling in a cold draught, he took in the sky, clear as glass. The sun bright, sparkling on the fresh white blanket that lay smooth across the fields. Perfect for making snow figures.
Fool notion for a man his age, but for some reason he couldn’t shake it. ~Snow Angel
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