Author(s): Ryland Peters & Small
The festive season is the ideal time to get busy in the kitchen baking delicious treats that raise a smile even before a single bite is taken out of them! Here you'll find delightfully cute recipes for all your favourite festive cookies as well as some fun new ones to try. Ingenious ideas in Decorations include Advent Numbered Cookies, Snowflake Cookies and little iced Christmas Wreaths to hang on your tree. Festive Friends includes recipes for super-cute Snowmen, Penguins and Gingerbread Men that will make little ones squeal with delight. Cookie Gifts is full of foolproof yet impressive recipes just perfect for packaging prettily and giving to friends, teachers or family, including Sparkling Ornament Cookies and a giant Santa Cookie resplendent in his red suit and hat. Of course Christmas just isn't Christmas without traditional melt-in-the-mouth Shortbread and in Traditions you'll find the perfect recipe for this plus plenty of other festive must-haves from around the world, including spiced German Lebkuchen and bite-size Italian Ricciarelli almond cookies.
What better way is there to get into the Christmas spirit than to fill your home with the aroma of freshly-baked cookies and invite the children (and adults!) to roll up their sleeves and get decorating?