We are happy to host the annual cookie walk this year to benefit Immanuel’s Preschool.  There will be a few changes due to COVID-19, but we are happy to offer cookies for sale which can be pre-ordered for pick up the weekend of December 12th. A selection of Immanuel’s favorite cookie varieties will be baked in the church kitchen. The list of cookies that will be available are listed here with a short description. Cookies will be sold at $4.00 per 1/2 pound.  Orders will be taken through Friday, Dec. 4th and can be dropped off in the church office or in the wooden box in the narthex. An order form

Christmas Decorated Cutout Cookies – Traditional Christmas cutout cookies in a variety of shapes decorated with different colors of icing and a variety of holiday and colored sprinkles.

Cranberry Kris Kringle Cookies – Drop cookie loaded with dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and toasted pecans.

Peanut Butter Blossoms – Peanut butter cookie rolled in sugar which is topped with a big chocolate Kiss when it comes hot out of the oven.

Gingerbread Cookies – Traditional molasses flavored Christmas favorite cutout cookie decorated with icing.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (no nuts) – Vanilla flavored drop cookie loaded with chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Chewy oatmeal vanilla drop cookie with raisins.

Snowballs/Russian Teacakes – Round cookie made with finely chopped pecans rolled in powdered sugar.

Thumbprints – Vanilla flavored cookie rolled in walnuts with a center depression containing a small dollop of jam added after baking.

Gooey Butter Cookies – Soft vanilla and butter drop cookie rolled in powdered sugar prior to baking.

Pecan Tassies – Small dainty cookie that looks a bit like a miniature pecan pie.  It has a cream cheese crust with a filling made of chopped pecans, butter, and brown sugar.

Spritz – Dainty almond flavored cookies made in a variety of shapes from a cookie press with candy sprinkles.

Lemon Pistachio Slice-N-Bakes – This sliced refrigerator cookie is a mild lemon-flavored cookie rimmed with chopped pistachios and lightly drizzled with a lemon icing.  It is a tasty diabetic cookie made with a sugar substitute.

Springerles – Traditional German cookie.  This distinctive cookie is a rolled rectangular cookie with the flavor of black anise (black licorice).  The cookie is baked firm and is often dipped when eaten.

Each type of cookies will be packed in plastic bags by the half pound.  Orders placed will be filled by cookie walk volunteers in our traditional Styrofoam containers.  Orders will be available to be picked up in the narthex on Saturday, Dec. 12th, from 9-noon or after the services on December 12th or 13th.

If you would like to volunteer to help with donating supplies, baking, decorating cookies or packaging cookie orders, please call Taryn Niemeyer who is organizing the event this year.  You can reach her on her cell phone at (618) 719-7520.  Baking will be done at the church in the two weeks following Thanksgiving.

Thank you for understanding the need for this year’s changes.  Remember, we are not asking the church members to bake at home this year, however we hope to return to our normal cookie walk format in 2021.