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Christmas cookie sale aids church

Event Dec. 15 at Christ the King Lutheran

POSTED: December 13, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Anyone with a holiday sweet tooth will want to visit Christ the King Lutheran Church on Dec. 15 as the women’s ministry holds its annual Christmas Cookie Sale.

Organizer June Wolsin said the event, which is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is always popular.

“The cookies are all sold every year,” she said. “Whatever’s left Saturday, the congregation gets the next morning but there’s never much left.”

Women, as well as a few men, volunteer to bake the cookies and other goodies at home for the sale.

“In the past, we’ve had as many as 35 women and 300 dozen cookies,” Wolsin said. “They’re all made from scratch. There’s not any type of cookie that comes from the store.”

Some of the recipes used are family classics that have been passed down. “I have one that was given to me by someone in the church whose grandmother did it … so a lot of them are really old recipes,” she said.

The cookies range from classics such as chocolate chip, sugar and oatmeal raisin to the more unique such as molasses spice, Italian sesame and red velvet. There’s also a range of candies.

While the offerings are mostly sweet, Wolsin said a few members also made savory items such as loaves of bread.

All cookies and candies are $5 per pound, while larger are priced individually. Items are placed in holiday boxes and decorated with ribbon. “We like to put a little extra love into it,” Wolsin said.

All proceeds from the sale go to the church’s women’s ministry, which supports a number of outreach projects.

“A lot of the money [from the cookie sale] goes for our quilting,” Wolsin said. “We make quilts for Lutheran World Relief, which sends quilts out to all different countries in the world or to our own country.”

Tickets for a Christmas quilt will also be sold for $1 each or six for $5. Some of the sale proceeds go to other projects such as local children’s and women’s charities.

“All proceeds go to different outreaches either locally, in Georgia or throughout the world,” she said.


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