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The Fifth Day of Christmas

This post was most recently updated on January 13th, 2022

12 days of ChristmasOn the Fifth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Five gol-den rings!

But I’ll settle for some home-baked cookies…

Many of my Christmas memories are centered around Christmas treats, and the ones I enjoyed the best were the sugar cookies we made. We must have had at least 20 different Christmas cookie cutters. My mom would make the dough and roll it out for us. Then we’d choose our favorite shapes and start cutting out cookies to bake. The house smelled wonderful with cookies baking in the oven!

Sometimes we’d eat the cookies plain. Other times we’d frost them and add sprinkles. But usually we’d paint our cookies. With a mixture of food color and egg whites plus brand-new paintbrushes, we’d add color, turning our cookies into colorful works of art.

Baking Sugar Cookies for the Fifth Day of Christmas

It’s been a long time since I made cookies with my siblings, but I continued the tradition with my own children. Now I have a sugar cookie recipe I absolutely love because it doesn’t have to be chilled before cutting it out with cookie cutters. (And now I have about 40 Christmas cookie cutters!) And if you add just a little bit of orange zest to the cookie dough, it doesn’t need any frosting or embellishment, imho.

So for your fifth day of Christmas, take the time to make up a batch of sugar cookies and enjoy creating homemade treats with your family. Then plate up a few and deliver some to your neighbor…or someone else who’d enjoy a treat. (Who wouldn’t?)

Here’s the link to a free printable of my Sugar Cookie recipe (and I probably should give the credit to my sister, who actually shared it with me many years ago!). Print out at least two copies — one for yourself, and one to go with the plate of cookies you deliver. Include one of these cute gift tags with it, too! And you’re all set. Hope you enjoy your fifth day of Christmas! (I know your neighbor will!)


Maybe you’re wondering what baking cookies has to do with making your Christmas more meaningful.

  • Making cookies is fun, especially making them as a family.
  • It’s a Christmas tradition.
  • They taste good.
  • Giving them to others makes them happy.
  • And sharing a little bit of Christmas happiness is exactly what our Savior would love for us to do!

Sure hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas season so far!

fifth day of Christmas




2 thoughts on “The Fifth Day of Christmas

  1. Heather

    Yum! Your sugar cookies are the only ones I have ever liked. The perfect amount of sweetness, especially with the citrus peel grated into the dough. Thanks for sharing!

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