Christmas Eve is a busy day in our family as we do our Christmas celebrations with Daddy’s side of the family so we have to bake our cookies for Santa on the 23rd.
First we read our book for the day: Max’s Christmas by Rosemary Wells.
The Max and Ruby chain is one of those great ones where the books came before the show. There is quite the online discussion about the absence of Max and Ruby’s parents and many parents have a strong dislike for the show but it doesn’t bother me that much. Maybe because I have kids that remind me of Max and Ruby.. At first it was Kaitlyn and eileen with the younger mischievous Eileen always ruining her best laid plans but now it is definitely Michael who is destroying the girls’ tea parties and other adventures. I purchased this book a couple of years ago for Eileen when she was the recreation of Max. Ruby describes the idea of Santa to Max who doesn’t understand why he can’t stay up to see Santa – as usual Max asks those incessant simple questions like every toddler. This is a great book to read a couple of days before Christmas.
Next we had to bake our cookies for Santa. We had done a lot of baking leading up to Christmas so I wanted to keep this simple. Eileen also reminded us that she told Santa in her letter that she was making him Chocolate cookies so I convinced her that chocolate chip would be a good idea.
To make it even easier we used the recipe on the back of the bag of chocolate chips for Chipits Chewy Milk Chocolate Cookies – a fail safe recipe that we had all the ingredients to in our pantry. Santa loved them!