As the holidays draw closer, we know we'll be spending at least a few days baking up goodies to share with family, friends and folks who've been extra nice all year long. Maybe you have the same plans, or are headed to a cookie swap this year? If so, this week's Cookbook of the Week couldn't have come at a better time.
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When we were gathering all of our favorite cookie recipes from cooks just like you, we wanted to make sure we covered all of your favorite types of treats - Frost-Kissed Cut-Outs, Razzle-Dazzle Drop Cookies, and A Blizzard of Bar Cookies.
We also selected some of those picture perfect ones that you save for the most special folks...you'll find those in the chapter called Sugar-Plum Perfect Cookies.
When creating Christmas Cookies, we aimed to include recipes for every skill level and for folks who don't have hours to spend on cookies, but still want to whip something quick to share. You'll find these in the chapter called Snow Kidding...it's filled with cookies that are so quick, you won't believe it!
Candy Cane Lane covers sweet confections and Very Merry Mixes features gifts for giving...they'll bake up fresh goodies and think of YOU! These chapters are both filled with terrific ideas for teachers and coaches...you'll be all set!
Here's a quickie recipe that starts with a mix...
maybe it'll ease you into the baking mood!
This black-forest inspired recipe was shared with us by Maylene Anderson of Webster City, Iowa. She writes, "What could possibly be better than chocolate and cherries? Make these bars to share with friends, but keep a few for yourself too!"
18-1/2 oz. pkg. devil’s food cake mix
21-oz. can cherry pie filling
1 t. almond extract
Mix together all ingredients; spread in a greased 13"x9" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 to 35 minutes, until top springs back when touched. Spread with Chocolate Frosting while still warm; cut into bars. Makes 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. milk
5 T. margarine
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine sugar, milk and margarine in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted.
When you're all ready to give some treats to share,
Christmas Cookies has some finishing touches to make
your packages extra special: GIFT TAGS!
There are a few at the end of each chapter...
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