Holiday Cookie Inspiration

Are you ready to make some cookies during the holiday season? Here are some books you can check out from the library. Find your favorite recipe to share with your family and have fun together. 

(Descriptions taken from the publishers)

Holiday Cookies : More Than 100 Very Merry Recipes by Brian Hart Hoffman

Let’s celebrate the merriest season the best way we know how; baking in the kitchen! Over 100 recipes divided into mouthwatering categories. You’ll find everything from thumbprint cookies, sandwich cookies, holiday twists perfect for a cookie swap, chocolate decadence and everything in between. With tried-and-tested recipes and beautiful photography as your guide, explore the glorious world of holiday baking from your home kitchen.

Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookies : 75 Irresistible Holiday Treats

Everyone loves a Christmas cookie! Here are the best of the best from Good Housekeeping: 75 delicious triple-tested holiday recipes, from Chocolate Chunk and Gingerbread Cutouts to Mint Peppermint Sticks and Razzy-Jazzy Thumbprints. Whether you’re an expert baker or an enthusiastic home cook, this treasure trove of cookies, including do-ahead tips and easy decorating and gift-wrapping ideas, will ensure that everything you make tastes—and looks—amazing.

Christmas Baking : Festive Cookies, Candies, Cakes, Breads, and Snacks to Bring Comfort and Joy to Your Holiday by Joyce Klynstra

 This collection brings together more than 100 Christmas-inspired recipes, from holiday classics like Dark Chocolate Crinkles and Decorated Sugar Cookies to international treats like Krakelingen, Linzer Cookies, and Alfajores. From festive and fancy to quick and easy recipes. Many favorites will spark fond baking memories, and new flavors will create fresh family traditions.

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook by Betty Crocker

 In this update of a beloved classic, more than 200 recipes and 125 photos showcase all the best of the Christmas season. Whether entertaining family and friends, looking for new cookies or cocktails, or bringing food to a party, there’s something for every home cook in this one-stop compendium for the merriest-and busiest-holiday of the year.

Crazy About Cookies : 300 Scrumptious Recipes for Every Occasion & Craving by Krystina Castella (available as a book and as an ebook)

Bakers everywhere went crazy over Krystina Castellas Crazy About Cupcakes, and will go completely wild over these 300 clever cookie recipes. The baking phenomenon whips up delicious riffs on the classics and more adventurous offerings (like savory cornmeal olive cookies). There’s something for every occasion, from melt-in-your-mouth after-school snacks to fun Christmas cookie constructions. A basics section on doughs, toppings and decoration techniques makes this the cookie foundation every creative foodie needs.

American Cookie : The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations by Anne Byrn

Each of America’s little bites-cookies, candies, wafers, brittles-tells a big story, and each speaks volumes about what was going on in America when the recipes were created. In American Cookie, the New York Times bestselling author and Cake Mix Doctor Anne Byrn takes us on a journey through America’s baking history. And just like she did in American Cake, she provides an incredibly detailed historical background alongside each recipe.

Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan

Over the course of her baking career, Dorie Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. Yet she has never written a book about them—until now. To merit her “three purple stars of approval,” every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made again and again. Cookies for every taste and occasion are here. There are company treats like Portofignos, with chocolate dough and port-soaked figs, and lunch-box Blueberry Buttermilk Pie Bars.

Cookie Class : 120 Irresistible Decorating Ideas For Any Occasion by Jenny Keller

Jenny Keller, the owner of Jenny Cookies Bake Shop in Washington state, shares her no-fail, easy tried-and-true recipes for cookies and a basic buttercream icing that can be turned into a variety of different treats with just a few tweaks and adjustments. Each cookie decoration is easily achievable following Jennys simple step-by-step photographs and practical advice. 

Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection : 100+ Recipes to Take Your Sweet Treats to the Next Level by Martha Stewart

The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a new, fun source for anyone looking to make their go-to cookies even better and bolder. These recipes make ordinary cookies absolutely extraordinary–all the familiar favorites you love, but taken up a notch in variety, flavor, and creativity. Classic recipes discover new life with unexpected twists such as Brown-Butter Crinkle Cookies and Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies.

One Sweet Cookie : Celebrated Chefs Share Favorite Recipes by Tracey Zabar

A delectable collection of cookie recipes from New York’s best chefs, pastry chefs, and bakers. Cookies are the perfect end to a wonderful meal. One-bite meringues and macaroons melt in your mouth, while linzers and tuiles are the ultimate fanciful confections. Tracey Zabar has selected distinctly original cookie recipes from seventy-five of the very best culinary talents in Manhattan. Some are the chefs’ personal recipes, while others are the signature creations of top restaurants-Le Cirque, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Artisanal, City Bakery, Felidia, Daniel, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns are included in this scrumptious mix.

Decorating Cookies : 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday by Bridget Edwards

Let cookie guru Bridget Edwards guide you through more than 60 delicious cookie-decorating designs for every occasion and holiday, from luscious springtime daisies to spooky spider webs to personalized birthdays. Cookie dough and royal icing recipes are included, and every iced design features easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos. Five guest-star baker-bloggers each share a special decorating technique.

Betty Crocker: The Big Book of Cookies 

Fun and sure-to-please cookie recipes—from all-time classics to contemporary favorites. Here’s a massive collection of the best cookies and bars ever with more than 180 sensational recipes that are as easy to make as they are fun to eat. Whether made from scratch or with a Betty Crocker mix, these delectable cookies give you as many options as any cookie lover could want.

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medich

Cookies are easy, enticing, and fun. Yet as the award-winning baker Alice Medrich notes, too often, home cooks cling to the recipe on the bag of chocolate chips, when so much more is possible. “What if cookies reflected our modern culinary sensibility—our spirit of adventure and passion for flavors and even our dietary concerns?” Medrich writes in her introduction to this landmark cookie cookbook, organized by texture, from crunchy to airy to chunky. 

The Cookie Book : Decadent Bites for Every Occasion by Rebecca Firth

Up your cookie game to out-of-this-world incredible with Rebecca Firth’s amazing, all-new gourmet recipes. Whether you’re looking for a cookie that can be mixed and baked in under an hour or something a little more complex, these desserts will dazzle your taste buds.

The Artisanal Kitchen: Holiday Cookies by Alice Medrich

Holiday Cookies is the newest addition to the Artisanal Kitchen series, adapted from Chewy, Gooey, Crispy, Crunchy, Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies (Artisan, 2010) by Alice Medrich. Holiday Cookies provides dozens of foolproof recipes for cookies, bars, and savories of all textures, from simple holiday classics like Vanilla Bean Tuiles and Great Grahams to the more decadent Caramel Cheesecake Bars and Chunky Hazelnut Meringues. There are even some delicious savories that can double as hors d’oeuvres at the holiday buffet like Crunchy Seed Cookies and Salted Peanut Toffee Cookies.

Christmas Cookies (emagazine)

There’s no better way to welcome the holiday season than gathering friends and family together for a baking day. Fill the house with the scrumptious aroma of fresh-baked cookies as you make special treats and forever memories. Inside this bookazine, you’ll find cutouts, shortbread, macarons, gingerbread, bars and so much more…all perfect for cookie platters, DIY gifts, Santa Claus or just because. And each recipe has step-by-step directions and pro tips to ensure success every time!

Cookie Craft Christmas by Valerie Peterson (ebook

Take your holiday cookie decorating to impressive new heights! Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer will have you sprinkling powdered snowflakes onto cheery snowmen and adding a sugary glimmer to multicolored strands of licorice lights. With more than 60 fabulous designs for Christmas cookies, plus festive delights for New Year’s and Hanukkah, Cookie Craft Christmas gives you the inspiration and simple instructions you need for batch after batch of deliciously show-stopping holiday cheer.

Christmas Baking: Fun and Delicious Holiday Treats by Mia Öhrn (ebook)

The Christmas season is a magical time—sleigh bells ringing, puffy snow flurrying, a cozy fire crackling, and wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen as families make yummy Christmas treats. Christmas Baking will make the holiday season even more magical with fun and simple recipes that are sure to become Christmas traditions in every home.

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