Joy of Cooking Christmas Cookies by Ethan Becker and Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker

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  • GoldenLeica on May 10, 2018

    "This is the first time in Joy that we've indicated weights as well as volume in the recipes." [p. 9]

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  • Dream bars (Angel bars)

    • Jane on June 14, 2019

      I made these for the cookbook club at the library. Because there was a big turnout for this one, I made them in a 9x13 pan and did a 1.5 times recipe (though double the base). I was glad I had made double for the base as the dough was difficult to spread evenly in the pan. They looked done at 20 mins but on cooling the center bars were too runny. I would do 25 minutes if repeating. The bars are quite sweet but they are a classic holiday cookie - gooey with nuts and coconut.

  • Mother Kroll's lebkuchen

    • MichiganCooking on January 23, 2021

      Note major typos: Recipe should read -- 1 cup honey (yes, an entire cup -- makes a huge difference!!) 1/4 teaspoon cloves (not 1) These are a Christmas standard in our house, especially now with the proper amount of honey, so that no one is in danger of breaking their teeth on the rock-hard bars that come out of the recipe as printed in my edition....

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  • ISBN 10 0684833573
  • ISBN 13 9780684833576
  • Published Nov 11 1996
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 128
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Prentice Hall (a Pearson Education company)
  • Imprint Prentice Hall & IBD

Publishers Text

Christmas and cookies are inseparable. The mere mention of baking cookies conjures up memories not just of tantalizing aromas and great tastes but of warm kitchens and good times with family and friends. Joy of Cooking Christmas Cookies brings together in a single volume 75 indispensable cookie recipes and more than 25 recipes for holiday extras. That's more than 100 recipes, half of which are brand new. This book also offers a sneak preview of the revision of Joy of Cooking, the first in more than two decades.

Written with clarity, humor, and a dedication to detail that has always set the Joy of Cooking apart from all other cookbooks, this book will teach anyone from the person who has never baked a single cookie to the experienced home baker how to turn out a perfect cookie every time. A treasure trove of information, this book contains basic instructions on measuring ingredients, handling and shaping cookie doughs, and decorating cookies, supported by helpful line drawings every step of the way. Recipes include the full range of cookies from the simplest one-pan bar cookies like Chocolate-Glazed Toffee Bars and Scottish Shortbread to those that are dropped onto a cookie sheet (don't miss the new Monster Cookies) to Christmas production numbers like Spritz that are piped through a press. On the familiar side are recipes for chocolate chip cookies, brownies, and sugar cookies. Brief but precise directions ensure that the brownies will be fudgey and moist, the chocolate chips chewy, and the sugar cookies meltingly tender. On the novel side are such irresistible new entries as Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars., Tuscan Almond Biscotti, and Chocolate Mint Surprises.

Among this book's unique features:
A full-color photograph of every cookie
Brand-new recipes for reduced-fat cookies that taste wonderful
An easy-to-make gingerbread house
Storage suggestions that help you plan your baking time when company is coming
Recipes for eggnog, mulled cider and wine, and three kinds of homemade hot chocolate
A section on extras-a California fruitcake for the 90s made with dried fruits and nuts, a plum pudding Charles Dickens would have loved, Stollen, Chocolate Truffles, Bourbon Balls, Candied Popcorn, and more. For sparkling additions to any weekday or for a splendid display of special party presentations, the new Joy of Cooking Christmas Cookies is the only cookie book you'll ever need.

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