Sweet Story

We got our inspiration for these delightful and delicious cookies from a classic holiday poem.

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Mary Ellen Bartley

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.


Mouse Macaroons
Makes: 2 dozen

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The Stockings

Mary Ellen Bartley

The Stockings

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.


Sweet Stockings
Makes: 2 Dozen

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Sugar-Plums

Mary Ellen Bartley

Sugar-Plums

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap.


Sugar-Plums
Makes: 3 dozen

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Window

Mary Ellen Bartley

Window

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.


Stained-Glass Windows
Makes: 2 1/2 dozen

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The Moon

Mary Ellen Bartley

The Moon

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen show gave the luster of midday to objects below.


Crescent Moons
Makes: 6 dozen

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Reindeer

Mary Ellen Bartley

Reindeer

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.


Reindeer Gingerbread Cremes
Makes: 4 dozen sandwich cookies

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St. Nick

Mary Ellen Bartley

St. Nick

With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his courses they came, and he whistled and shouted, and called them by name.


St. Nick Cookies
Makes: 3 dozen

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Reindeer Names

Mary Ellen Bartley

Reindeer Names

"Now, Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away all!"


Reindeer Names
Makes: 2 1/2 dozen


Copyright © 2007. Used with permission from the December 2002 issue of Parents magazine.

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