I’m so excited to be sharing my recipe for Candy Cane Cookies on Keepin’ It Kind’s cookie swap. Last year I shared my mom’s recipe for Sugar Cookies, veganized, and I’m honored that Kristy invited me to participate again this year.
David and I had a lot of fun rolling these out and putting them together. As we mixed, assembled and baked we talked about some of the symbolism associated with candy canes. If you turn your candy cane upside down it is a “J” for Jesus. Hold it right side up it is a shepherd’s staff, reminding us of how Jesus guides us like a shepherd guides his sheep!
The white shows us that our sins are washed away and that God has made us clean as snow. The red reminds us of Jesus’ blood shed for us on the cross. David really enjoyed learning about the symbolism! For more reading, the children’s pastor at my church recommends the children’s book The Legend of the Candy Cane.
You might also like to check out last year’s post A Birthday Cake for Jesus.
While we’re here, on Small Business Saturday, I wanted to throw some love to two of my favorite Etsy artists! Melysa, of Ink Meets Paper, has been my best friend since 2nd grade! She lives way too far away from me now, but we keep in touch through the magic of Facebook. She creates beautiful paper designs—note cards, note books, jewelry, and my favorite—her Christmas ornaments. Right now she’s running a special giving 30% off everything in her store! Use code “shopsmall” when you check out.
Another of my fave crafters is Nell of Whole Parenting Goods. You may remember her blog from a couple of weeks ago when I guest posted about the transition to solids for babies. Nell is the talented lady behind the bandit bibs. She has all kinds of beautiful blankets, leggings, bibs and more in her Etsy shop. Right now she is selling her made to order large plush blankets for 30% off for Small Business Saturday. Snatch one up for the little ones in your life!
And finally, I’ve slashed the price on Let It Snow, the ebook I wrote last year. It features 6 recipes for vegan-gluten free Christmas candies, including Cream Cheese Mints, Sponge Candy, and Candy Cane Fudge! All of this can be yours for just 99 cents!
Hop on over and visit my friends on Etsy, and check out the recipe for my Candy Cane Cookies in Keepin’ It Kind’s cookie swap!
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