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Favorite Christmas Cookies Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00OHML39Y
- Publication date : October 13, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 292 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 83 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,227 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Authors fuss over using organic eggs, a specific organic butter (Kerrygold), then suggest that we substitute Splenda for sugar—without augmenting the recipe to handle the lack of sugar molecules. Clearly they have no clue that cooking is a science. Cookies require three specific things: sugar, fat and flour. Change the ratio, change the cookie.
If you want a companion cookie cookbook to explain the science behind cooking, see: Mrs. Claus' Christmas Cookies: Make Impressive Holiday Treats . It's thematically organized, and well laid out.
About the only recipes I trusted were Hellen Scott Taylor's. BTW, golden treacle is not molasses, though they can be substituted. And peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes. Peanut-butter cookies are already 100% nut free. But I like the idea of using sunflower seeds butter. They'd probably be even better with cashew butter.
And there were typos. Nothing instills confidence like typos in a cookbook. For some reason tbsp. is randomly capitalized, but not tsp. And different font sizes are used—sometimes within a word. There are specific fonts for making fractions: 1 1/2 is not clear: 1 ½ is correct fractional typography; 400°F is traditionally how oven temperatures are written.
No photos, no index (hot links help, but it would make more sense to group recipes by style: drop, roll/refrigerator, cookie gun, and bar); there's inconsistent visual layout of the recipes; no variation on the provided backstories to go with the cookies—the same descriptive paragraph is trotted out again and again for an author's four recipes.
Table of contents where the recipes are not in any specific order.
Short intro about how the book came about.
Each recipe starts with a title including author name. Book the author wrote with this recipe summarizes the book story.
Servings. List of ingredients are included and you should be able to substitute for your healthier dietary needs: low sodium, low fat, low sugar and fresh vs. canned items.
Directions are given. There are NO pictures and NO nutritional information.
Good collection of Christmas cookie recipes. Collection of stories is shown at the end along with summaries of each of the stories inside.
Simple Sunflower Cookies. Very simple only three ingredients.
Cornflakes Macaroons. Makes two dozen cookies on only one cup of cornflakes. I've never had these, how about you?
Rocks from the book, "Christmas Captive" by Rebecca York. It has cinnamon, Brown sugar, and raisins. What a treat for the nose.I
There are more recipes to enjoy.
The recipes are easy to follow and the products that they make are scrumptious. The Scottish Shortbread are so light and crunchy!
Photos are a suggestion, as they inspire confidence in the finished product.
Thanks for the recipes!
I noticed that some of the recipes had stories explaining why a cookie was special to one of the authors. That sure gives it a "hometown family" feel.
There is a excellent variety of cookies in this book! Each recipe was written with easy to follow directions. Photos of the finished cookies would have been a nice addition to the book.
I bookmarked several recipes that I plan on trying. And I'm sure some will become family favorites. If you like to bake Christmas cookies, this is a must have book!
Top reviews from other countries
There is an introduction to the recipe in regards to the characters which was unique, but the recipes themselves didnt excite me. I wouldnt say they were all that Christmassy either.