cookieThe Legend of the Christmas Cookies is about a little boy named Jack. He is walking home and sad because Christmas is coming and his Dad won’t be home to celebrate with him.  When he gets home, his mom is making cookies. He is excited because she hasn’t made cookies in a while, but disappointed when she tells him that the cookies are for the needy at church.  She ends up telling him the legend of the Christmas cookie and the meaning of Christmas.  She gives him an angel cookie that is as big as his hand.  Then there is a knock at the door. Jack thinks that maybe his Dad is surprising him, it would be just like him to surprise them on Christmas.  But instead it is a stranger asking for food. Jack’s Mom lets him in to share breakfast with them.  When he is leaving, Jack decides to go outside and give him the angel cookie, even though he was so looking forward to eating it. He tells the stranger about the cookie and the Legend of the Christmas cookie and the story of Christmas.


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About the Book

New artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey, this Christmas book tells the story behind the meaning of the Christmas cookie.

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the heartwarming tale of a young boy named Jack who, with the guidance of his generous mother, discovers the beautiful tradition behind the Christmas cookie. This special family tradition involved baking cookies that can be shipped to those in need, and it was accompanied by the sharing of the heartwarming story of the very first Christmas. This sweet holiday book not only offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves but also encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus’ birth. As an added treat, the book includes a delicious recipe on the jacket flap so that readers can create their own delightful Christmas sugar cookies to spread joy and kindness.

About the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books. She still can’t believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. Dandi and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they’re blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.

About the Illustrator

Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard’s bestselling children’s books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

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