Synopses & Reviews
Today cookie cutters come in all shapes d sizes, and decorated cookies adorn the pages of such magazines as Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, and Martha Stewart's Living. Appealing to the creative and nurturing impulses of the home baker, this traditional craft has become so popular that one recent survey showed that more than 3.4 billion cookies are baked in 47 million American homes during the winter holidays.
At last, cookie lovers have just the book they've been looking for -- a complete guide to every aspect of the cookie-cutter art: instructions for cutting and baking cookies and making and applying icing, tips on where to find cutters and how to use them, and unusual ways to present cookies for entertaining and gift giving.
The heart of the book is a "calendar of cookies", with recipes, designs, and decorating instructions appropriate for each month. December brings gingerbread Christmas trees and Hanukkah dreidels. January offers cayenne and Cajun sugar footballs for Super Bowl parties. From a lemon shortbread Easter basket to spice gingerbread pumpkin cookies for Thanksgiving, these cookies are fun to make and irresistible to nibble.