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Christmas Cookies Are for Giving

Recipes, Stories and Tips for Making Heartwarming Gifts

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Published 2003

By Kristin Johnson and Mimi Cummins published by TYR Publishing, 2003

Permission Granted by TYR Publishing.
By Kirstin Johnston and Mimi Cummins, TYR Publishing, 2003.

About the Book

This is my kind-of cookbook. Besides many great holiday gift-giving recipes, there are wonderful stories about relationships within families, and with friends that are strengthened through the “magic” of baking Christmas cookies.

“Christmas Cookies Are for Giving” begins with a lovely story called “The Giving Christmas Cookie,” which is the actual genesis of the book. Next, you’ll find many cookie recipes as well as baking and shipping tips. Cookie gift giving is covered from “packaging” the actual cookies to jar mixes. The book finishes with more Christmas cookie baking stories from the other recipe contributors.

I know you’ll enjoy the treasured recipes, useful tips and lovely stories that Kristin Johnson and Mimi Cummins share in “Christmas Cookies Are for Giving.” Don’t forget the other cookbook collectors in your life. This is the perfect gift for them, too.

A Recipe Sampling

Cheddar Crunch Apple Squares, Make-Your-Own Bars, Old-Fashioned Fig Bars, Pistachio Christmas Ribbon Bars, Cherry Biscotti, Cranberry Spice Bread, Cathedral Windows, Divinity, Whipped Shortbread, Speculaci, Springerle, Cranberry Decadent Cookies, Ricotta Cheese Cookies, Emma Liebold's Date Pinwheels, Jackie's Pecan Tartlets, Butterball Santas, Eggnog Sparkle Cookies, Hazelnut Cappuccino Cookies, Judy's Pecan Balls, Vanillekipferl and Yeast Crisps.

The Kitchen Prayer From "Christmas Cookies Are for Giving"

"God bless this mixture with the sweetest ingredients: faith, love, joy and health. Let the scent of this holiday offering rise to heaven and make the angels sing, for the happiness of mankind is their feast. Let us taste our blessings with each bite as we share the company of our loved ones. Amen."

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