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Is there anyone who doesn't love Christmas cookies?  This unit study, made with love, is jam-packed with mouth-watering, festive recipes to make and bake for Christmas.  You will bake and freeze cookies and make cookies mixes in a jar to give as gifts. 

The idea of doing unit studies for the month of December was a way to stretch out the celebration of Christmas because I just love Christmas and making memories with my little lambs.  But, I also love to learn and this unit study is full of fun things to learn!

Each day you will do a Christmas time devotion, sing some Christmas carols and read a beloved Christmas picture book.  The picture books are not just great stories, but represent a wide variety of art work in the illustrations.  As all picture books, they are a journey into the world of art, as well as storyland.

Christmas carol lyrics are in the back of the unit study so that you can sing every day too!  Many of the classic Christmas carols are filled with great things about Jesus and our relationship with Him!

There are other activities too-poems to write, gifts to wrap, crafts, games, and parties to plan.  Combine Christmas celebrating with learning to have a productive and pleasant holiday season.  Enjoy!

Of course, the focus is on cookies, so get reading to learn the difference between baking soda and baking powder, as well as why cookies made with butter spread thinner.  And by the way, how did cookies come to be part of our world? 

Here are the cookies you will make in this unit study. 

  • Cherry Almond Coconut Fruitcake Bars
  • Honey Butter Fruitcake Cookies
  • Cranberry Pecan Bar Cookies
  • Dara's Craisin Cookies
  • Gingerbread Man Cookies
  • Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Different Add-Ins
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Thumbprint Cookies
  • Chocolate Crinkles
  • Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
  • Orange Poppy Seed Cookies
  • Candy Cane Coookies
  • M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar
  • Viennese Coffee Balls Cookie Mix in a Jar
  • Brownie Mix in a Jar

           Here are the picture books you will need to check out from the library or purchase at your favorite bookstore. 

  • A Fruitcake Christmas (Hermie and Friends Series #5) by Max Lucado
  • The Gingerbread Man (Grimm's Fairy Tale)
  • Cranberry Christmas by Wende and Harry Devlin
  • Hansel and Gretel (Grimm's Fairy Tale)
  • Arthur's Christmas Cookies by Lillian Hoban
  • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomy by Susan Wojciechowski
  • One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
  • The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher by Robert Kraus
  • Can't Wait til Christmas by Mike Huckabee
  • The Crippled Lamb by Max Lucado
  • The Legend of St. Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walenburg
  • The Gift of the Christmas Cookie:  Sharing the True Meaning of Jesus' Birth by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Humphrey's First Christmas by Carol Heyer 

Of course, this unit study is no longer mine as I give it to you.  Please adapt it however you need to so that it will work for your family!  Cut things out, add things in, and change the days around-it's yours now!  I hope this will spark your own homemade Christmas unit studies in years ahead. 

Merry Christmas!  Why not celebrate with cookies?





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May 11th, 2012
Yummy. What a great unit study!!! It was a lot of fun making these delectable treats with my 7 and 5 year old during the month of December. Each cookie was correlated to a book and a carol. The kids got into it and really enjoyed making and delivering [...]
January 16th, 2012
Great books recommended and the kids enjoyed the activities. The recipes were delicious as well! [...]
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