A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies

A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies

by Dede Wilson


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More than 75 favorite Christmas cookies from around the world will keep you making memories through many happy holiday seasons. This special field guide format gives you quick reference to the details of each cookie "species,—including its Habitat (country of origin), Field Notes (helpful information), Lifespan (how long it will keep), and Related Species (recipe variations). You will also see at a glance which cookies are especially fun to make with kids and which are quick to prepare, which freeze well and ship well, and much more. And there are even creative tips on hosting a Christmas cookie decorating party or a cookie swap!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558327511
Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Series: Baker's Field Guide Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 567,367
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dede Wilson is the author of A Baker's Field Guide series, Christmas Cooking for Dummies, Appetizers for Dummies, and The Wedding Cake Book. She is a contributing editor to Bon Appetit and the host of Seasonings with Dede Wilson, a PBS cooking show. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book8
The Field Guide21
Almond Cream Cookies (Mandel Moussla)22
Anise Cookies (Bizcochitos)24
Aunt Naomi's Sacred Dog Biscuits26
Benne Wafers28
Bow Ties (Chrusti)30
Brandy Snaps32
Candy Cane Cookies34
Cardamom Wafers (Krumkake)36
Cherry Orange Florentines38
Chocolate Bourbon Balls40
Chocolate Chipzels42
Chocolate-Dipped Almond Drops44
Cinnamon Ornaments46
Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne)48
Coconut Snowballs50
Cookies in a Jar52
Cranberry Snowdrift Bars54
Cream Cheese Almond Poinsettia Drops56
Date Chews58
Dutch Windmill Cookies (Speculaas)60
Easy Christmas Wreaths62
Fig Cookies (Cucidati)64
Filled Cream Cheese Pastries (Sutemeny)66
Gingerbread, Baseler (Basler Leckerli)68
Gingerbread, Honey (Honiglebkuchen)70
Gingerbread People72
Ginger Crackle Cookies74
Ginger Snaps (Pepparkakor)76
Honey Balls (Struffoli)78
Honey Caramel Pecan Bars80
Honey Molasses Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls82
Honey Walnut Cookies (Melomakarona)84
Jeweled Fruit Bars (Muzurkas)86
Kris Kringle's Chocolate Krinkles88
Linzer Stars90
Macaroons, Chocolate (Macarons au Chocolat)92
Macaroons, Pine Nut (Amaretti ai Pignoli)94
Meringues, Chocolate Walnut96
Meringue Mushrooms (Champignons en Meringue)98
Mincemeat Pies with Irish Whiskey100
Moravian Ginger Cookies102
Nanaimo Bars104
Night Before Christmas Mice106
Nutmeg Logs108
Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookies110
Pecan Butter Balls112
Peppernuts (Pfeffernusse)114
Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti116
Powdered Walnut Cookies (Polvorones de Nuez)120
Prune Stars (Joulutortut)122
Pumpkin Ginger Pillows124
Raisin Nut Cups126
Red Wine Raisin-Filled Cookies (Sfogliatelli Dolci)128
Ribbon Cookies130
Salt-Dough Ornament Cookies132
Scandinavian Sand Cookies (Kanelkakor)134
Sherried Mini Fruitcakes136
Shortbread Fans138
Sicilian White Cookies (Pastine Bianche)140
Spritz Cookies146
Sugar Cookies, Classic Rolled148
Sugar Cookies, Iced150
Sugar Cookies, Painted152
Sugar Cookies, Stained Glass153
Sugar Cookies, 3-D Ornament154
Sugar Pretzels (Mandelbrezeln, Kringlor)158
Thumbprint Cookies160
Toffee Chocolate Chunk Almond Bars162
Vanilla Crescents (Vanillen Kipferln)164
Vanilla Sugar Wreaths (Berlinerkranzen)166
White Christmas White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies168
Yuletide Mocha Orange Patchwork, Pinwheel, and Marbled Cookies170

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