Jesus is the Reason for the Season Cookie Cutter
The Jesus is the Reason for the Season collection of gifts feature the story of the candy cane and how this popular Christmas treat symbolizes Jesus!
- Cookie cutter in shape of letter "J"
- Includes small recipe card for cookie baking fun!
- Front reads: Jesus is the Reason for the Season
- Back reads: The Meaning of the Candy Cane
Many years ago, a candy maker wanted to make a candy that symbolized the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus! The hard candy was shaped like a "J" to represent Jesus' name. The color white stands for the pureness of Jesus. The color red represents the blood Jesus shed for us.
- Sugar Cookie Recipe
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tspn. baking soda, and 1/2 tspn. baking powder. Set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter (softened) and 1 1/2 cups of white sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg and 1 tspn. vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
Step 3: Divide the dough into 3 sections and on a floured working surface roll the dough to 1/3 inch thick. using a cookie cutter, cut out shaped of the dough and place the cookies on a prepared baking sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
Step 4: Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minute before removing to cool on wire racks.