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!
IT’S COOKIE TIME!
Cutouts • The yearly ritual of rolling out dough and decorating treats will create special memories that last a lifetime.
Sandwiches • You’ll get double the delight when you enclose two cookies with a sweet filling. Sandwich cookies add a fun twist to any holiday spread.
4 TWISTS ON MELTING MOMENTS
Slice & Bake • Most slice-&-bake doughs can be frozen for make-ahead convenience. Just thaw it the day before, and you’ll be ready for cookie day!
4 MORE WAYS TO SLICE & BAKE
Shaped • Shaped cookies may be the simplest to make, but they deliver big flavor. Bonus: All of these cookies prep in 30 minutes or less!
6 MORE WAYS TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES • Use the Chocolate Chip Cookies reicpe on page 57 and omit, swap or add ingredients as directed in the recipe variations below.
Shortbread • Classic shortbread may be simple, but you’ll find that putting together just a few ingredients adds up to a whole lot of deliciousness.
4 MORE TWISTS ON SHORTBREAD
Macarons, Macaroons & Meringues • Egg white-based cookies are airier than butter-based options. The path to success can be tricky—follow our guide for success.
MACARONS & MACAROONS • French macarons and macaroons are both meringue-based cookies, and they are often confused with one another. Let’s clear up the confusion, shall we?
Bars • Easy to assemble and transport, bar cookies are the perfect choice if you signed up to bring treats to a get-together.
4 CLASSIC BARS
4 EDIBLE GIFTS