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Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year

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Talented baker Julia Usher reveals that cookies are infinitely adaptable to different party themes and times of year, resulting in scores of delightful possibilities.

Discover cookie swap themes and cookies like:

Christmas swap with Hot Buttered Rum Meltaways, Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti, and Eggnog Cheesecake Streusel Bars

Summer Bash with Lemonade Slices and Chocolate Chip Watermelon Wedges

Spooky Halloween fest featuring Witches' Fingers and Friendly Ghosts

Filled with dozens of invitation and favor ideas, over 50 delectable recipes, and tips galore on hosting the best swap possible, Cookie Swap makes it easy to warm guests' hearts simply by sharing. And with 100 color photographs to 160 pages, this book thoroughly captivates with its delicious and abundant imagery.

Julia M. Usher, a celebrated pastry chef and food writer, has designed desserts for Chocolatier, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, and Modern Bride, and such books as Vera Wang on Weddings and For the Love of Food. She lives in St. Louis and Stonington, Maine.

As seen in Martha Stewart Living Tips and recipes for throwing a cookie potluck every season

Review:

"Encouraging Christmastime cookie swappers to up the ante with plans for eight themed swaps-including Valentine's Day, bridal shower, garden party and Halloween (plus Christmas)-Usher produces a wealth of eye-catching bakery, decoration and entertainment ideas for hosts of all experience levels. Recipes are helpfully categorized by skill level, time commitment and type, allowing readers to decide quickly if they're up for the task of Eggnog Cheesecake Streusel Bars, a one on Usher's scale (meaning novice-appropriate), or the mini Chocolate Chai Burgers on Sesame Seed Buns, a considerably more complicated recipe that merits a three. The result is a book that bakers can come back to as their experience and confidence grows, with at least one recipe worth tackling in each theme. Usher's suggestions for transporting cookies via vintage lunch box or Christmas ornament box, and party ideas like dish towels imprinted with vintage postcards, are easy and ingenious, sure to appeal to fans of the Barefoot Contessa and Martha Stewart (no surprise from the designer dessert maker whose work has appeared in Chocolatier, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit and Modern Bride)." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

"This creative book has become my new gold-standard guide to cookie decorating. Julia Usher's whimsical designs and ideas make this book as fun as it is informative." --Tish Boyle, Editor, Dessert Professional and author of The Good Cookie

"Julia Usher's over-the-top cookies and detailed, theme-inspired swaps promise joyful sharing and sweet memories for year-round entertaining." --Flo Braker, author of Baking for All Occasions, The Simple Art of Perfect Baking, and Sweet Miniatures

"Julia Usher's gorgeous and doable ideas inspire us not only to trade cookies at holiday time but the whole year through. Filled to the brim with mouthwatering recipes and delectable photographs, Cookie Swap is a sweet treat to savor and celebrate." --Nancy Wall Hopkins, Deputy Food and Entertaining Editor, Better Homes and Gardens

Synopsis:

"Julia Usher's gorgeous and doable ideas inspire us not only to trade cookies at holiday time but the whole year through. Filled to the brim with mouthwatering recipes and delectable photographs, "Cookie Swap" is a sweet treat to savor and celebrate."--Nancy Wall Hopkins, deputy food and entertaining editor, "Better Homes and Gardens"

Synopsis:

Looking for a unique cookie swap theme or cookie? Look no further than Cookie Swap by Julia Usher where she takes the popular idea of the cookie exchange party to new heights and new directions. Cookie Swap is filled with delectable recipes and tasty treats sure to please at any gathering whether you're looking for something colorful and chewy like the Bunny Trail Mix Cookies or feeling a bit nutty for the Under her Thumb(print) Cookies rolled in hazelnuts and topped with a creamy, white-chocolate ganache.

Synopsis:

Cookie Swap Long Product Description:

Looking for a unique cookie swap theme or cookie? Look no further than Cookie Swap by Julia Usher where she takes the popular idea of the cookie exchange party to new heights and new directions. Cookie Swap is filled with delectable recipes and tasty treats sure to please at any gathering whether you're looking for something colorful and chewy like the Bunny Trail Mix Cookies or feeling a bit nutty for the Under her Thumb(print) Cookies rolled in hazelnuts and topped with a creamy, white-chocolate ganache.

This elegant entertaining book shows that the cookie swap is perfectly suited not only to holiday gatherings but also to garden parties, showers, children's birthdays, summer get-togethers, and more. Talented baker Julia Usher reveals that cookies are infinitely adaptable to different party themes and times of year, resulting in scores of delightful possibilities. Themes and events include: Affairs of the Heart (Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays), Spring Fling, Vision in White: (Weddings), Fun in the Sun (Summer), Garden Parties, Deck the Halls (Christmas), and even a theme for going back to school Discover a mouth-watering cookie for your next swap:

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423603788
Author:
Usher, Julia M
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Photographer:
Adams, Steve
Author:
Usher, Julia M.
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cookies
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Cookies
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cookies
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.94x9.08x.91 in. 1.76 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781423603788 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Encouraging Christmastime cookie swappers to up the ante with plans for eight themed swaps-including Valentine's Day, bridal shower, garden party and Halloween (plus Christmas)-Usher produces a wealth of eye-catching bakery, decoration and entertainment ideas for hosts of all experience levels. Recipes are helpfully categorized by skill level, time commitment and type, allowing readers to decide quickly if they're up for the task of Eggnog Cheesecake Streusel Bars, a one on Usher's scale (meaning novice-appropriate), or the mini Chocolate Chai Burgers on Sesame Seed Buns, a considerably more complicated recipe that merits a three. The result is a book that bakers can come back to as their experience and confidence grows, with at least one recipe worth tackling in each theme. Usher's suggestions for transporting cookies via vintage lunch box or Christmas ornament box, and party ideas like dish towels imprinted with vintage postcards, are easy and ingenious, sure to appeal to fans of the Barefoot Contessa and Martha Stewart (no surprise from the designer dessert maker whose work has appeared in Chocolatier, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit and Modern Bride)." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , "This creative book has become my new gold-standard guide to cookie decorating. Julia Usher's whimsical designs and ideas make this book as fun as it is informative." --Tish Boyle, Editor, Dessert Professional and author of The Good Cookie

"Julia Usher's over-the-top cookies and detailed, theme-inspired swaps promise joyful sharing and sweet memories for year-round entertaining." --Flo Braker, author of Baking for All Occasions, The Simple Art of Perfect Baking, and Sweet Miniatures

"Julia Usher's gorgeous and doable ideas inspire us not only to trade cookies at holiday time but the whole year through. Filled to the brim with mouthwatering recipes and delectable photographs, Cookie Swap is a sweet treat to savor and celebrate." --Nancy Wall Hopkins, Deputy Food and Entertaining Editor, Better Homes and Gardens

"Synopsis" by , "Julia Usher's gorgeous and doable ideas inspire us not only to trade cookies at holiday time but the whole year through. Filled to the brim with mouthwatering recipes and delectable photographs, "Cookie Swap" is a sweet treat to savor and celebrate."--Nancy Wall Hopkins, deputy food and entertaining editor, "Better Homes and Gardens"
"Synopsis" by , Looking for a unique cookie swap theme or cookie? Look no further than Cookie Swap by Julia Usher where she takes the popular idea of the cookie exchange party to new heights and new directions. Cookie Swap is filled with delectable recipes and tasty treats sure to please at any gathering whether you're looking for something colorful and chewy like the Bunny Trail Mix Cookies or feeling a bit nutty for the Under her Thumb(print) Cookies rolled in hazelnuts and topped with a creamy, white-chocolate ganache.
"Synopsis" by , Cookie Swap Long Product Description:

Looking for a unique cookie swap theme or cookie? Look no further than Cookie Swap by Julia Usher where she takes the popular idea of the cookie exchange party to new heights and new directions. Cookie Swap is filled with delectable recipes and tasty treats sure to please at any gathering whether you're looking for something colorful and chewy like the Bunny Trail Mix Cookies or feeling a bit nutty for the Under her Thumb(print) Cookies rolled in hazelnuts and topped with a creamy, white-chocolate ganache.

This elegant entertaining book shows that the cookie swap is perfectly suited not only to holiday gatherings but also to garden parties, showers, children's birthdays, summer get-togethers, and more. Talented baker Julia Usher reveals that cookies are infinitely adaptable to different party themes and times of year, resulting in scores of delightful possibilities. Themes and events include: Affairs of the Heart (Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays), Spring Fling, Vision in White: (Weddings), Fun in the Sun (Summer), Garden Parties, Deck the Halls (Christmas), and even a theme for going back to school Discover a mouth-watering cookie for your next swap:

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