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Title:
A baker's field guide to Christmas cookies
Author:
Wilson, Dede.
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Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781558322639
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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!


Author Notes

Dede Wilson is a contributing editor to Bon Appetit and Pastry Art & Design. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts


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Library Journal Review

Author of Christmas for Dummies, among other titles, Wilson here uses the device of a field guide to present 75 Christmas cookie recipes, from Aloha Bars to Linzer Tarts to Victoria Currant Cookies. Each recipe includes "habitat" (i.e., country of origin), "field notes" (e.g., cook's tips), "lifespan" (storage information), and a color photograph. Various icons indicate which ones are especially quick, good for making with kids, sturdy enough to mail, and the like. Although the conceit seems a bit contrived, home bakers are always looking for new cookie recipes around the holidays. For most baking collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
How to Use This Bookp. 8
The Field Guidep. 21
Almond Cream Cookies (Mandel Moussla)p. 22
Anise Cookies (Bizcochitos)p. 24
Aunt Naomi's Sacred Dog Biscuitsp. 26
Benne Wafersp. 28
Bow Ties (Chrusti)p. 30
Brandy Snapsp. 32
Candy Cane Cookiesp. 34
Cardamom Wafers (Krumkake)p. 36
Cherry Orange Florentinesp. 38
Chocolate Bourbon Ballsp. 40
Chocolate Chipzelsp. 42
Chocolate-Dipped Almond Dropsp. 44
Cinnamon Ornamentsp. 46
Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne)p. 48
Coconut Snowballsp. 50
Cookies in a Jarp. 52
Cranberry Snowdrift Barsp. 54
Cream Cheese Almond Poinsettia Dropsp. 56
Date Chewsp. 58
Dutch Windmill Cookies (Speculaas)p. 60
Easy Christmas Wreathsp. 62
Fig Cookies (Cucidati)p. 64
Filled Cream Cheese Pastries (Sutemeny)p. 66
Gingerbread, Baseler (Basler Leckerli)p. 68
Gingerbread, Honey (Honiglebkuchen)p. 70
Gingerbread Peoplep. 72
Ginger Crackle Cookiesp. 74
Ginger Snaps (Pepparkakor)p. 76
Honey Balls (Struffoli)p. 78
Honey Caramel Pecan Barsp. 80
Honey Molasses Peanut Butter Popcorn Ballsp. 82
Honey Walnut Cookies (Melomakarona)p. 84
Jeweled Fruit Bars (Muzurkas)p. 86
Kris Kringle's Chocolate Krinklesp. 88
Linzer Starsp. 90
Macaroons, Chocolate (Macarons au Chocolat)p. 92
Macaroons, Pine Nut (Amaretti ai Pignoli)p. 94
Meringues, Chocolate Walnutp. 96
Meringue Mushrooms (Champignons en Meringue)p. 98
Mincemeat Pies with Irish Whiskeyp. 100
Moravian Ginger Cookiesp. 102
Nanaimo Barsp. 104
Night Before Christmas Micep. 106
Nutmeg Logsp. 108
Peanut Butter Chocolate Kiss Cookiesp. 110
Pecan Butter Ballsp. 112
Peppernuts (Pfeffernusse)p. 114
Pistachio Cranberry Biscottip. 116
Pizzellep. 118
Powdered Walnut Cookies (Polvorones de Nuez)p. 120
Prune Stars (Joulutortut)p. 122
Pumpkin Ginger Pillowsp. 124
Raisin Nut Cupsp. 126
Red Wine Raisin-Filled Cookies (Sfogliatelli Dolci)p. 128
Ribbon Cookiesp. 130
Salt-Dough Ornament Cookiesp. 132
Scandinavian Sand Cookies (Kanelkakor)p. 134
Sherried Mini Fruitcakesp. 136
Shortbread Fansp. 138
Sicilian White Cookies (Pastine Bianche)p. 140
Snickerdoodlesp. 142
Springerlep. 144
Spritz Cookiesp. 146
Sugar Cookies, Classic Rolledp. 148
Sugar Cookies, Icedp. 150
Sugar Cookies, Paintedp. 152
Sugar Cookies, Stained Glassp. 153
Sugar Cookies, 3-D Ornamentp. 154
Sugarplumsp. 156
Sugar Pretzels (Mandelbrezeln, Kringlor)p. 158
Thumbprint Cookiesp. 160
Toffee Chocolate Chunk Almond Barsp. 162
Vanilla Crescents (Vanillen Kipferln)p. 164
Vanilla Sugar Wreaths (Berlinerkranzen)p. 166
White Christmas White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookiesp. 168
Yuletide Mocha Orange Patchwork, Pinwheel, and Marbled Cookiesp. 170
Resourcesp. 173
Indexp. 175