© 2012 The Joy of Cooking Trust and the MRB Revocable Trust
Christmas and cookies are inseparable. The mere mention of baking cookies conjures up memories not just of tantalizing aromas and great tastes but of warm kitchens and good times with family and friends. Joy of Cooking Christmas Cookies brings together in a single volume 75 indispensable cookie recipes and more than 25 recipes for holiday extras. That's more than 100 recipes, half of which are brand new.
Written with clarity, humor, and a dedication to detail that has always set the Joy of Cooking apart from all other cookbooks, this book will teach anyone and everyone how to turn out a perfect cookie every time. A treasure trove of information, this book contains basic instructions on measuring ingredients, handling and shaping cookie doughs, and decorating cookies, supported by helpful line drawings every step of the way. Recipes include the full range of cookies from the simplest one-pan bar cookies like Chocolate-Glazed Toffee Bars and Scottish Shortbread to those that are dropped onto a cookie sheet to spritz cookies that are piped through a press. Brief but precise directions ensure that the brownies will be fudgey and moist, chocolate chip cookies chewy, and sugar cookies meltingly tender. Newer recipes include Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars., Tuscan Almond Biscotti, and Chocolate Mint Surprises.
Among this Book's unique features:
A full-color photograph of every cookie
An easy-to-make gingerbread house
Recipes for eggnog, mulled cider and wine, and three kinds of homemade hot chocolate
A section on extras-- a California fruitcake made with dried fruits and nuts, a plum pudding Charles Dickens would have loved, Stollen, Chocolate Truffles, Bourbon Balls, Candied Popcorn, and more.