Weekend Cooking is a weekly meme hosted by Beth F. Reads. It is open to anyone who has a food related post that they would like to share. Today I want to share a review of a fabulous holiday cookie book.
I first saw A Cookie Craft Christmas in the store a little before Thanksgiving. I am such a sucker for books and magazines that feature Christmas cookies, and in an effort to be frugal this holiday season, I decided that I really didn't need it (although I desperately wanted it). Well, as luck would have it --- I received an email coupon from Borders PLUS a certificate for Borders bucks that I had earned this quarter. It was obviously meant to be that I add this fine little cookbook to my collection. And I do not regret the purchase one bit!
The authors, Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer, give very useful decorating tips, such as how to properly use the color flow technique - how to add shimmer to cookies - and how to tint cookie dough for an even easier method of decorating. They include a recipe for sugar cookies that my daughter claims is foolproof! She absolutely loved the way the dough was so easy to roll out and bake. There are MANY cookie decorating ideas in this little book, complete with explicit directions of how to achieve the proper look.
It is a dream of mine to someday have the time to bake and decorate beautiful cookies. I now have the guide that will help me achieve that dream.