Tree up. Check. Stockings hung. Check. Gift list written. Check. Now, it’s time to kick back and relax, build memories, and spend time with family. Gather the kids, grandparents, cousins and extended family and hold a Cookies and Bookies event. A day filled with making Christmas cookies and then sharing them while reading your favorite holiday books.
This is low stress. I’ve made it super easy for you.
Bake cookies. Read books.
I have some yummy cookie recipe ideas and awesome book recommendations.
First up, cookies.
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Use your family favorite Christmas cookie recipes or try some of these ideas.
Ornament Cookies from Craftulate
Eggnog Sugar Cookies by Playground Parkbench
Poinsettia Spritz Cookies from Arts & Crackers
Stained Glass Window Cookies from Life is a Cabernet
Then you need some great holiday books to read. Check out this list.—>NEW CHRISTMAS BOOKS
Sounds fun, right?
Continue this new family tradition of Cookie and Bookies throughout the year with 11 more themed cookie and book ideas.
You can even knit a little mascot for your new family tradition. Knits End has a great tutorial for knitting the cutest little gingerbread man.
MORE Themed Cookie and Bookie Ideas
Enjoy a box or two of Girl Scout cookies. Or, make your own version of one type. Then, read lots of books that feature a girl as the main character. Here’s a list of strong women protagonist books to explore.
Rainforest Cookies paired with fiction and non-fiction books about the rainforest.
Repeat the Christmas cookies and holiday book tradition.
Looking for even more cookie fun? After the kids have gone to bed, print out this cookie coloring page from Moms and Crafters. Then, eat a few more cookies and color a bit to relax even more.
And, if you still have cookies leftover, share them with others with this clever DIY Cocoa and Cookies idea from Sunny Day Family.
Make Cookies and Bookies a new family ritual. Time spent with family. Check. Happy Reading!