Wonderfully unique, The World’s Greatest Christmas Cookies will delight cookie lovers and bakers alike, and make your holiday celebrations even sweeter! Featuring recipes organized into a variety of categories including no-bakes, filled cookies, bar cookies and more—plus creative tips, ideas, and inspiration for the season—this sure-to-become-a-favorite cookbook is overflowing with only the best cookie recipes for the entire holiday season and beyond.
The World's Greatest Christmas Cookies
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Pub Date: September 01, 2011
One of the first things I read in this book is that birthdays are all about cakes, and Christmas is all about cookies. I totally agree ... one of the best parts of Christmas is making and sharing a fabulous selection of delectable cookies with family and friends. We all have our old traditional favourites, but it is always fun to explore new recipes.
The very first recipe in this book caught my eye, as my family loves coconut. It is called "Coconut Dainties".
Ingredients: 2 egg whites, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, and 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut.
Directions: Beat egg whites, salt, and vanilla until soft peaks form. Add sugar a little a time, beating until stiff. Fold in coconut and drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes. Yield 1 1/2 dozen.
Sounds very simple and yummy too! I can almost taste them now, and I think drizzling (or dunking) them with a little dark chocolate would make them even better.
This book has a extensive variety of recipes for drop cookies, bar cookies, no-bake cookies, and also rolled and filled cookies. There is also a section with frosting recipes.
My family will be trying out some new recipes this Christmas, and Turtle Cookies or Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies might be next on my Christmas baking list. For a fabulous collection of cookie recipes with a variety of old and new favourites, I totally recommend this book.
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Barbour Publishing, in exchange for my honest review.