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Christmas Cookies: Online Christmas Cookie Books

National Cookie Exchange Day December 22, 2020

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Online Christmas Cookie Books

Sweet Christmas : Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-Almond Toffee, Eggnog Fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and Decorations / Sharon Bowers. 

Sweet Christmas puts the holidays back into the family kitchen with 100 recipes and projects for holiday treats for parents and children to make together. The recipes are easy to make, don't require special equipment, and are accompanied by lush color photographs. From real homemade candy (peppermint fudge, pulled ribbon candy, sugared pecans) to edible decorations for the tree (stained glass cookies, Rice Krispie snowmen, chocolate Santa mice) to handmade gifts for special people (golden caramel sauce, dark chocolate truffles, Christmas pudding bonbons), this beautiful and inspiring book even has recipes for Christmas morning: buttery pull-apart bread in a caramel glaze, sticky buns, orange-butter pancakes, and hot maple doughnuts. Praise for Sweet Christmas: "Sweet Christmas puts the holidays back in the family kitchen." -- "Not just another holiday baking book." -- The Star-Ledger "Kid-friendly magical recipes for holiday treats and instructions for wonderful decorations." -- The Stir blog.


Mr. Food Test Kitchen Christmas made easy [electronic resource] : recipes, tips and edible gifts for a stress-free holiday

Holiday time is hectic time, and nobody knows better than TV's Mr. Food Test Kitchen, how to take the stress out of the holidays and make them taste better. This book includes more than 150 recipes for everything from survival meals (for those busy before the holiday), breakfast, party munchies, mouthwatering main dishes, side dishes, breads, desserts, cookies, drinks and even edible gift bags!

The gingerbread book [electronic resource] : 54 cookie-construction projects for party centerpieces and holiday decorations, 117 full-sized patterns, plans for 18 structures, over 100 color photos, recipes, cookie shapes, children's projects, history and step-by-step how-to's - Allen D. Bragdon. 

Provides step-by-step directions for making a variety of gingerbread houses, men, and centerpieces and collects recipes for gingerbread cakes and cookies.

Cookie craft Christmas [electronic resource] : dozens of decorating ideas for a sweet holiday / Valerie Peterson & Janice Fryer. 

Make every Christmas a cookie craft Christmas! The holidays offer just the right combination of cold weather and family togetherness for cookie crafters to elevate their skills to show stopping new heights. With more than 60 new Christmas cookie designs, along with festive New Year's cookies and lovely Hanukkah treats, Cookie Craft Christmas delivers colorful inspiration to cookie decorators just when they need it most. Each spread features a full-page, close-up photograph of one cookie cutter shape with detailed decorating instructions on the facing page. Some pages feature one gloriously decorated cookie, while others might feature two or three interpretations of the same shape ? ornaments in complementary colors, Christmas trees decorated in varying styles, or gingerbread men wearing a rainbow of colors and patterns. Decorating instructions are as simple as tinting cookie dough green before baking Christmas trees or as intricate as piping hair on a gingerbread grandma, creating a frilly pattern for her apron, and decorating her dress using a pretty feathering technique. Techniques are described in full in a Decorating Glossary, and cookie and icing recipes are included. Fresh inspiration and fabulous decorating ideas fill the pages of this handy little sourcebook. It's the perfect gift for anyone who has ever picked up a pastry bag. Publisher's Note: The chart on page 17 gives ingredient quantities for making royal icing with meringue powder. Please note that you should use only 4 teaspoons of meringue powder for 2 cups of confectioners' sugar in both the piping and the flooding recipes. (The table incorrectly gives the meringue powder quantity as 4 tablespoons.) This will be corrected in reprints of the book. Our thanks to an alert reader for finding and pointing out this error and our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

All the books above are available on Freading. (Please click the link below to access Freading)