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Cookie Craft Christmas Book Review

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Posted by Rita A

In my search this year for making beautiful Christmas cookies I found a wonderful little book Cookie Craft Christmas. The authors Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer have many years of experience baking cookies.

The cookies in this treat of a cookbook are very festive with simple directions. The first part of the book features the recipes for the cookie dough and frostings. The main part of the book details the decorating ideas and techniques. Resources are also listed in the book for the cute cookie cutters and baking supplies.

The cookie inspirations are just beautiful. Many of the designs are easy to make. One technique is to tint the dough before making the cookies. Make green dough for trees and wreaths then add the decorating details. By using a round cookie cutter you can make a variety of ornament cookies. The book features a wavy ornament design which can be adapted in many colors. There is a lovely cardinal bird cookie decorated 4 different ways. Very clever ideas. My favorite idea in Cookie Craft Christmas is the Winter Wonderland Snowglobe cookie. Using a round cutter cookie, they used icing to create a Christmas tree scene then added white nonpariels for the snow. How versatile. You could make winter scenes of your choice then add the "snow".
There is a cute cookie shaped like a truck carrying a Christmas tree. I must order that cookie cutter.

Cookie Craft Christmas can be purchased from Amazon and Barnes & Noble or check with your local bookseller. Book price is $14.95.

Cookie Craft Christmas will inspire the beginning baker and seasoned baker to make festive holiday cookies. I can't wait to start making these clever designs. Better them!

Reprinted with permission from Cookie Craft Christmas, published by Storey Publishing, LLC., October 2009.

Many thanks to Michelle of Storey Publishing for providing the review copy.

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.