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Product Details

  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Cooking
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens; 1 edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118016033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118016039
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Warm up the holidays with these cheery cookie recipes

Better Homes and Gardens Very Merry Cookies makes baking holiday treats fun and easy. With more than 200 irresistible recipes, this collection is packed with magical inspiration and tried-and-true traditional cookies, creative ideas for sharing cookie gifts, and hints to ensure cookie perfection—everything you need to make baking a cherished part of this festive season.

Inside you'll find:

  • Easy-to-follow recipes for cookies of every kind and flavor, such as Almond Shortbread Wedges, Giant Coconut Macaroons, Peanut Butter and Toffee Bars, Triple Chocolate and Espresso Brownies, Lemon Tarts, and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

  • Handy baking tips that ensure perfect cookies every time

  • A simple organization by flavor of the season, letting you easily find chocolate treats, peppermint bites, or caramel delights

  • "Santa's Little Helper" icons that highlight recipes suitable for kids to assist you

  • Make-ahead directions and storage recommendations for every recipe

About the Author

The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.

Customer Reviews

Great illustrations and very easy to follow recipes.
Sherry Hay
Very highly recommend this book, if it is the only cookie recipe book you have, it will be all that you will need.
Kim M-M
This book offers many different and interesting cookie recipes you will want to try all through the year.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kim M-M on December 19, 2012
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This is one of the best recipe books I have come across. The information is very well presented and designed, the photographs are amazing and mouth-watering, every page you open has a photograph, which I find very helpful in recipe books. They categorize the cookies according to main ingredients, such as nuts, peppermint, chocolate or coconut. It contains a lot of very interesting and easy recipes that I haven't seen in other cookie books, recipes simple enough for the beginner baker, yet the end product looks like it was made by someone with more advanced skills. Very highly recommend this book, if it is the only cookie recipe book you have, it will be all that you will need.

Update: 12/28/2012- Tried the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and Spice Brownies with Cream Cheese Swirl- amaZING! I wish I could eat this book
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Customer on December 31, 2011
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Most cookie books have the same old recipes with very little changs. This book offers many different and interesting cookie recipes you will want to try all through the year. Highly recommen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AmericanWoman on December 22, 2014
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Hate reviews where the the writer hasn't MADE anything from the cookbook...but in my case, I just HAVE to point out to future buyers that:
I just bought a copy elsewhere without really looking at the recipes. Now that I have it home and have looked through it, I have some negative opinions:

Too many recipes call for ingreds many of us don't buy or keep: shortening and butter flavored shortening, cookie mixes, etc.

I can see from other reviews here that plenty of people love the assortment of recipes in this book. Lots of gooey bars and peanut butter and chocolate cookies...(I saw at least one that uses boxed brownie mix) might be good for some. Cookies with store-bought caramels and other candies. I dunno. It just all hit me wrong. I wanted cookies that use things I have in my kitchen (or that I make...not so much pre-packed stuff) and not quite so much the condensed milk, store-bought pie crusts, candy, shortening types. I suspect that most of the recipes in this book could be found on bags and boxes of sweet products found in stores. Just sayin...for SOME of us, we can find books we like better for cookies.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ellie on January 10, 2012
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This is a great cookbook. I have lots of cookie cookbooks and this is one of the best. Lots of tasty recipes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tricia pietrzak on December 29, 2012
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I bought this right before Christmas. I made 12 of these recipes and all were huge hits! Many classics and ones Ive never tried before. Best cookie book I've purchased.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By asieburg on December 26, 2012
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Bought this book and love it...each recipe has tips for storing and freezing each type of cookie. I made several different cookies from this book and all were great. Highly recommend!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K Barnes on February 16, 2013
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This is a must buy for anyone who loves to bake cookie. There as so many recipes, that are divided by flavour catagory eg. peppermint, pumpkin, chocolate etc.
truly fantastic! hope they bring out a 2nd volume
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By mliz1224 on December 24, 2014
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I've been using this cookbook to make my Christmas cookies for the past 3 years. The recipes always turn out great! After 3 years of making at least 10 different types of cookies each year I still have not come close to trying all of the recipes I want to in this book. The book is very well organized by type of cookie which makes it easy to find what you are in the mood for making.
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