This instant holiday classic is packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested, along with dozens of decorating and packaging ideas. Filled with reimagined favorites like Giant Molasses Spice Cookies and Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies; confections like Peppermint Bark, Smoked Almond, and Cacao Nib Brittle, and Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Fudge; and detailed instructions for gorgeous gingerbread houses, cookie place cards, and edible ornaments, this is a cookie book like no other. Because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, Holiday Cookies is perfect for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, and just enjoying throughout the season. From a veteran baker and recipe developer, each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out and destined to become your new Christmas classic.
|I am so late with this review and I know that I should have done this around the holidays but I got caught up with life. Now that is not to say that I did not enjoy this book, because I did! What a fantastic book with not only a great selection of cookies to add to anyone’s recipe box. The author gives you a step by step on each cookie, the dough and then a picture of how the finished product should look. Now for most people I hear that the dough is the most trouble and hear the author gives you help and tells you why it could be wrong. I must say for those you can’t call their grandmother or mother for help anymore this is a go-to book. Her molasses spice cookies remind me of my grandmothers’ which I was never able to get her recipe, she does have a little twist on the way I remember but hay close is close. There is also a recipe for gingerbread if you are into that during the holidays. Anyway you get her icing for different types and one for royal icing. You also are given a look at the different tips for a pastry bag and also how to use one. She also gives you packing ideas as well. You can see that this is a totally through book and should be on anyone’s shelf for cookies. An excellent book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 star. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|