When we think of Christmas, we often think of the traditions we have shared with our families throughout the years. Whether it’s writing Christmas cards the first week of December, decorating our Christmas tree the second Sunday of Advent, or putting the finishing touches on Christmas gift wrapping just before Christmas Eve, all families embrace tradition. And one of the nicest traditions that some families share at Christmas is baking cookies.
Just as many of your kitchen counters are most likely sprinkled with flour, sugar, and cookie dough, we too have been busy making these annual treats. Whether they were stars, trees, bells, or elves, each cookie was not only sprinkled with sugar, but also formed with love.
Photo, above: Mother Maureen and Stella work together to make angel shaped cookies.
Photo, left: Sister Judith rolls more cookie dough as Ann, Sister Joseph Mary, Pauline, and Sister Gerard Marie start cutting out the next dozen of cookies.