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Mmmmmm! This is definitely a yummy snack that the kids will love to make. You could use granola cookies or other healthy cookies/carob candies to replace regular sugar cookies.
Advent Cookie Calendar
Lila Rose Kennedy
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A fun way for children to count down the days until Christmas is with a cookie Advent Calendar. A cookie for each of the first 24 days of December is attached to a long ribbon. The top of the ribbon holds an extra special cookie to be eaten on Christmas day.
1 1/2 yards of red grosgrain ribbon - at least 2 inches wide
7 yards of red 1/8 inch satin ribbon
3 1/2 yards of green 1/8 inch satin ribbon
3 1/2 yards of white 1/8 inch satin ribbon red thread small holiday
1. fold the top of the grosgrain ribbon under 1/2 inch and then 1 inchmore. Fold the bottom of ribbon under 1/2 inch and then another 1/2 inch. Stitch ends in place.
2. Cut a 23 inch length from each of the red and green satin ribbons. Run ribbons through hem at top of grosgrain ribbon. Tie in a bow, and use to hand calendar.
3. To make tie for large cookie, cut a 13 inch length from each of the red and white satin ribbons. Place ribbons together and fold in half to find the center. Hand sew to the center of grosgrain ribbon 3 inches from top of calendar.
4. For smaller cookie ties, cut remaining satin ribbon into 9 inchlengths. use 2 ribbons of contrasting colors for each cookie tie.Measure 9 inches from top of calendar and sew the center of the first small cookie tie 1/2 inch from the edge of the wide ribbon. Sew second cookie tie alongside first tie, 1/2 inch from the edge of the opposite side of wide ribbon. Measure 3 inches below the first row of cookie ties, and sew on two more cookie ties, alternating ribbon colors.Repeat until you have 12 rows with 2 cookie ties on each row.
5. Wrap 24 (2 inch) cookies and 1 (5 inch) cookie in plastic wrap. Tie the large cookie to the cookie tie at the top of the calendar. Tie small cookies onto the calendar using the ribbons sewed in place. Trim ribbons after tying bows. If cookies are numbered with icing, start with cookie marked 1 at the bottom.
6. Sew the center of one ribbon to the top left corner of the calendar. Punch a hole in a holiday card, insert ribbon, and tie to the calendar. Use for writing a message.
*you can use burlap and yarn instead of ribbons
*you can make all of the cookies gingerbread people with the number
on their tummies
*change the colors of ribbon according to your household decorations --
*make one for each of your children and hang them on their bedroom
doors... or make for college students to take back to their dorm rooms