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12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Here is my entry to Susanna Hill’s Mostly World Famous 6th Annual Holiday Writing Contest. The inspiration came from from a cookie marathon with my daughter, where we just finished making 24 batches of cookies. Quickly, here’s the guidelines: Write a children’s holiday story of 300 words or less, based on The Twelve Days of Christmas. For the rules and other entries, please visit Susanna’s blog.

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies (297 words) by Maria Marshall

On the first day of Christmas my child said to me: “Let’s bake cookies right now.”

So, we measured, mixed and baked, 1 batch of Chocolate Chip cookies. “Let’s make more!”

On the second day of Christmas we designed and twisted 2 types of Candy Cane cookies.

On the third day of Christmas we chilled and rolled out 3 dozen Pistachio Pretzels.

On the fourth day of Christmas we shaped and froze 4 types of Peanut Butter Cups. “Can we make MORE?”

On the fifth day of Christmas we ran to the store for: 5 types of chips 4 bags of nuts 3 bars of butter 2 dozen eggs then made 5 dozen Chocolate Button cookies.

On the sixth day of Christmas we hid all but 6 Snickerdoodles in the freezer.

On the seventh day of Christmas we made 7 types of Fudge. “Not done yet,” she laughed.

On the eighth day of Christmas a friend joined us to make: 8 reindeer 7 penguins 6 nutcrackers 5 Santas 4 packages 3 hummingbirds 2 angels and 1 tree cut-out Sugar cookies.

On the ninth day of Christmas we mixed and pressed a 9-inch Cranberry Macadamia bar.

On the tenth day of Christmas we surprised ourselves with 10 dozen Snowballs and Tea cakes.

On the eleventh day of Christmas our freezer barely closed stuffed with 11 boxes of cookies.

On the twelfth day of Christmas we gave 12 plates to friends. taking from 11 boxes: 10 Snowballs and Teacakes 9 slices of Cranberry Macadamia Bar 8 types of Sugar cookies 7 pieces of Fudge 6 Snickerdoodles 5 Chocolate Buttons 4 types of Peanut Butter Cups 3 Pistachio Pretzels 2 versions of Candy Canes and 1 hand full of Chocolate Chip cookies.

Then we went to play in the snow.

Maria Marshall

 Photograph © A. Marshall

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