Christmas Baking: Festive Cookies, Candies, Cakes, Breads, and Snacks to Bring Comfort and Joy to Your Holiday (Hardcover)
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WINNER of the 2020 US Gourmand Award for Specialty Cookbooks!
Irresistible cookies, cakes, confections, snacks, and breads to make and share during the most wonderful time of the year.
This collection brings together more than100 Christmas-inspired recipes, each beautifully photographed with easy-to-follow instructions, from holiday classics like Dark Chocolate Crinkles and Decorated Sugar Cookies to international treats like Krakelingen, Linzer Cookies, and Alfajores. Many favorites will spark fond baking memories, and new flavors will create fresh family traditions. From festive and fancy to quick and easy, recipes include:
- Cranberry Almond Thumbprints
- Chewy Gingersnaps
- Peanut Butter Caramel Bars
- Star Bread
- Cranberry Pistachio Scones
- Caramel Corn
- Maple Peanut Clusters
- Peppermint Chocolate Cheesecake
Christmas Baking contains perfect recipes for holiday gatherings, gift-giving, cookie swaps, and Christmas morning. Written by a mother and daughter team and tested in home kitchens, these treats will bring comfort, joy, and a dash of nostalgia to your holiday.
About the Author
Joyce Klynstra is the author of Mom’s Comfort Food: Meals, Sides, and Desserts to Bring Warmth and Contentment to Your Table. She has loved cooking since her teenage years, which she spent working in a family-run, drive-in restaurant. She continued her passion for cooking with a wedding cake business, hosting church dinners, and working in hospitality with her Army husband. She lives in Michigan.
Laura Klynstra is a freelance graphic designer and photographer focusing on book covers and illustrated book interiors. Before running her business, she worked as art director at Hyperion Books and at HarperCollins Publishers. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two boys, and a menagerie of cats, chickens, and ducks.
"Christmas Baking is a gorgeous book with delicious, mouthwatering treats on every page. This book is what Christmas cookie dreams are made of." —Emily Hutchinson, author of Creative Cookie Decorating and judge of Hallmark's Christmas Cookie Matchup
Praise for Mom's Comfort Food
“Gorgeously photographed, with clear, easy directions, you can’t go wrong with a single recipe.” —Tracey Enerson Wood, author of Home Front Cooking
“Wow! This gorgeous cookbook is full of traditional recipes (with a special twist) every family should experience together.” —Hope Comerford, editor of the
New York Times bestselling Fix-It and Forget-It series
“[This is] that rare cookbook that captures, in memorable recipes and stories, the most essential ingredient in the home kitchen—the loving heart.” —Ana Kinkaid, culinary historian