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Weekend Links: Book-Inspired Cookies Around the World

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What does this time of year make me think of?


Baking cookies, eating cookies, researching new cookie recipes so I bake them and eat them…

You get the point 🙂

And the really fun piece of this adventure is that there are wonderful cookie recipes and activities that inspired by children’s books.

That’s what I call a “win/win!”

Book-Inspired Cookies Around the World

Christmas Cookies Around the World

I love how Jodie at Growing Book by Book encourages parents to Start a Cookies and Bookies ritual with their kids.

Not too long ago, JIAB was lucky enough to have author Charlotte Riggle stop by and share her holiday and children’s book-inspired cookie recipes from her book,  The Saint Nicholas Day Snow.

The story itself, the story of The Saint Nicholas Day Snow, is a story of here and now. A young girl’s grandmother is ill, so her parents arrange for her to spend the night with her best friend. They need to get to the hospital where the grandmother is being treated.

In the hurry and the worry, Elizabeth’s parents have forgotten that it’s St. Nicholas Eve. Read the full review here and discover Charlotte’s mouth-watering cookie recipes too!

The Wish Tree is yet another amazing book from Chronicle Books. And these 3-D Cookies look exactly like Charles’s Wish Tree! And they look extra yummy!
Of course, no list would be complete without a mention of Harry Potter’s Cauldron Cakes! Cauldron Cakes are tender little treats (also known as Eccles Cakes) stuffed with spiced dried figs and wrapped in puff pastry. Perfect for the Wizard in training to snack on or for your next tea party! The Gingered Whisk has a wonderful recipe for these little yummies here.
Cauldron Cakes
Then, if you Give a Mouse a Cookie…you have to eat cookies! Check out this adorable review and activity from Books Alive.
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