I have a Nativity cookie cutter set. I LOVE it. Every time I see it in the drawer it makes me smile. It brings back all the warm and happy holiday baking memories. But I don’t bake baby Jesus cookies.
The set makes the whole nativity scene. It makes the whole scene including camels, wise men, sheep (very cute when frosted and then rolled in toasted coconut flakes), Joseph, Mary, angels, and baby Jesus. It even has a cutter for making the walls of the creche.
When I first got the set, I made an elaborate set of nativity cookies using all the cutters (except the creche walls). I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and very carefully decorated each one.
Baby Jesus got a crown of silver balls. Mary got a blue dress. I made lots and lots of sheep for the family to eat.
Then reality struck. [Read more…]