I wish I had more people to bake for because I’d love to try all 25 recipes in Cute Christmas Cookies: Adorable and Delicious Festive Treats by Hannah Miles. I made the iced mitten and frosted pinecone cookies this weekend in my jammies (which I highly recommend for extra baking cozyness) and they are indeed both adorable and delicious. And there’s much more where that came from! Cookies to warm the heart (snowman faces and polar bear snow globes), cookies to decorate the tree (garland cookies and candy cane cookies), cookies to gift (mini gingerbread houses and peppermint bark), and cookies to stir up some seasonal magic (coconut snowballs and clementine linzer cookies). All in a beautifully photographed book with both American and British measurements for friends across the pond. Thomas Allen & Son sent me a copy to help us get into the holiday spirit and they’ve got one for one of you too. It’s the most, won-der-ful tiiiiiiiiime, of the year!
While most of the doughs look relatively straightforward and quick to make, the decorating for many of the cookies requires a certain degree of experience and patience. My 10-year-old was quite pleased with herself for making the pinecone cookie dough with very little help, but quickly lost interest after a few minutes of pushing rows of almonds into the cookie dough centres.
“THIS IS BORING!” she cried.
So maybe not for 10-year-olds. But I happily pressed on, so pleased with how they came together.
I think Cute Christmas Cookies is a great book for beginners who like a challenge and more seasoned bakers looking for fresh inspiration. Any of the cookies would be a stand-out for a cookie exchange or a holiday party.
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Update December 4, 2017: Congratulations Stephanie L!
Thomas Allen & Son sent me a copy of Cute Christmas Cookies in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.