The Feast of Christ the King is a moveable feast. It is celebrated on the final Sunday of the liturgical year, which is the last Sunday before Advent begins.
Decorating crown shaped cookies is a fun activity for children to celebrate this feast! You can use store bought cookie dough, or make your own, and if you don't happen to have a crown cookie cutter, just cut out your own crowns freehand or using a printable template. Here is Charlotte's simple recipe from her Cookie Masks for Mardi Gras:
Cut-Out Cookie Dough
- 1/2 C. butter
- 3/4 C. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 Tbl. Vanilla or almond
- 1/4 Tbl. butter extract
- 1 3/4 C. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and mix well. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to batter and mix well. CHILL 3-4 hours or overnight before using.
Roll cookies out approximately 1/4 inch thick. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes. This dough keeps well in a covered container in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.
Decorate with Cookie Icing and sprinkles.
You can find additional recipes for the feast of Christ the King in the archives.