Here’s Meagan Witt, one of HCFM’s Meal Masters With This Week’s Food For the Soul!
I am so excited for Christmas this year! My husband and I are both new Christ-Followers and want to change the way we celebrate Christmas. We want to put Christ at the center of this holiday season and make our own family traditions. It is important to us to teach our children to give to others and share God’s Word.
One way we will practice giving is by making lots and lots of yummy Christmas cookies to package and give to our local police and fire departments and our neighbors. Along with our package of cookies, we will include little notes wishing them a Merry Christmas and sharing a scripture with them.
As a busy and pregnant mama of four almost five children, I didn’t know when I would have time to make dozens of different kinds of cookies. Then my friend, Brandi Carson, had the great idea to do a frozen cookie dough swap and asked each of us to make a dozen frozen dough balls for each mama in attendance. (For five friends, we each brought 5 dozen frozen dough balls). To ensure variety, we made sure everyone brought a different kind of recipe.
While I was at the swap, God reminded me how important it is to be connected with others. God tells us in His Word that He does not intend for us to walk this life alone.
Romans 12:4-5 says, “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all others.”
God intends for us to live together as the body of Christ, helping, encouraging and loving one another.
That evening, we spent quality time together as sisters in Christ. Psalms 133:1 says, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” We left with our hearts overflowing with love for one another AND a bunch of different cookies to give away this Christmas. Yay!
Pray and ask God for friends and consider hosting a Cookie Swap this December.
I hope you enjoy these tasty little treats and enjoy this wonderful season with those you love!
If you are like me and like visuals, there are pictures at the bottom of the recipe!