Friday, March 2, 2012

The World's Greatest Christmas Cookies

The World's Greatest Christmas Cookies
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Pub Date: September 01, 2011
Spiral-bound: 160 pages
ISBN: 9781616263959

About the Cookbook:
When Only the Best Will Do. . .

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.
My Thoughts:

I know... you are asking yourself why am I posting a Christmas cookie cook book now, right? Well, it's not too early to start thinking about your favorite cookies for Christmas. You see, I am always hunting for new and exciting recipes to add to my Christmas cookie baking, which means I am always trying out new Christmas cookbooks. My baking philosophy is much like the quote in the introduction: "Birthdays are all about cakes, and Christmas is all about cookies." So what better time than now to start looking for those recipes that will "wow" your family and friends?!

The World's Greatest Christmas Cookies boasts many delightful recipes and is filled with photographs that will get you out of your chair and want to start baking! There are so many types from drop to frosted cookies and so many delicious recipes to try: "Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies", "Pumpkin Cookies", "Caramel Apple Cookies" and "Mocha Kisses" to name a few.

The pictures are drool-worthy and makes one want to start baking right away. The recipes we tried were delicious, however, for the seasoned baker, many will be familiar and some are variations of old-time favorites.

Throughout the book are helpful tips that will help both the beginning baker and the seasoned baker alike. These can save the baker frustration and will produce some delicious cookies that look as good as they taste.

Please take note: the copy I have from NetGalley (not a finished copy) has some photos that do not match the recipes and Mrs. Santa’s Cinnamon Cookies on pg 15 appears to be missing sugar. I looked for an errata online, but have not found any, so it is very possible that the finished book does not have these flaws.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley courtesy of Barbour Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review, but instead, one that gives my honest opinion.

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