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Christmas Cookies: 50 Recipes to Treasure for the Holiday SeasonAs many of our favorite holidays revolve around the table, there are specific foods that we associate -- and have come to expect -- with each celebration. Often, the recipes have been passed down the generations, perpetuating the much anticipated good eating. So it is with Christmas cookies. These treats, loved for their special shapes, festive colors, and seasonal flavors, have become a symbol of holiday cheer. The bite-size sweets are perfect for giving to friends and family, sharing with a neighbor over a cup of tea, and serving at holiday parties. For young and old, for those who celebrate the holiday and those who don't, Christmas cookies are easy to love. 

Whether you've baked Christmas cookies for years or are just starting a tradition of holiday baking, you'll find all the recipes you need in Christmas Cookies. The book offers 50 wonderful recipes, such as Toffee Bars that are part cookie, part candy, light-as-air Cocoa Meringue Kisses, classic Pecan Sandies, Eggnog Cookies with rum icing, Ginger Coins with the right amount of snap, nutty treats such as Pecan Butterballs, Almond Macaroons and Hazelnut Biscotti, decorated Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread People that children will love, and many, many more.   In addition to 50 clearly written, detailed recipes, there are over 25 beautiful photographs and loads of useful tips, including:

  • Guidelines for successful cookie baking
  • Storage suggestions to help keep treats fresh for as long as possible
  • The best cookies to mail and how to wrap them
  • How to host a holiday cookie swap and cookie-decorating party
  • Detailed information on the ingredients and equipment you'll need
Christmas Cookies is an essential collection for the cookie baker. You'll discover that preserving the tradition of holiday baking has never been so easy or delicious!


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Note to readers: People occasionally ask me if I have a favorite cookie. Well, that's kind of like asking a mother if she has a favorite child and no one would (or should!) admit to that. I do have some favorites, but my choices are based on flavor and what I'm craving at the time, which might be chocolate or something crisp or nutty or chewy. My preferences also vary throughout the year, because I bake many of these cookies during other seasons. To be honest, and a bit evasive, there's something about each and every cookie in the book that I like. If you can answer that question -- which cookie is your favorite? -- please email me and let me know what it is and how you can be so sure!
Lisa


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