Sweet Tidings: Christmas Cookies to Make and Bake

Continue the ornamentation with fun for little ones, and let their imaginations run wild with Super-Simple Tree Decorations, basic sugar cookies to adorn and lend a spotlight on the tree. Children will also enjoy crafting iconic Christmas symbols—from a gingerbread family and smiling Santas to snowmen, shooting stars, and even a trio of Russian dolls. And families can focus on the reason for the season with an edible Advent calendar made from chocolate and vanilla shortbread.

Sweet Tidings: Christmas Cookies to Make and Bake

As flour starts flying and the aroma of Christmases past begins to fill the air, the kitchen is sure to become the gathering ground of your home. With its plethora of sweet goodness, the creators of this compilation hope the baking it inspires will be done in the true spirit of the holiday.

“Giving and receiving are such an important part of the Christmas tradition,” write the authors. “And home-baked cookies and other sweet treats packaged in cellophane bags or boxes and tied with ribbons are guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of all those lucky enough to receive them, whether it’s much-loved grandparents, thoughtful neighbours, or a favourite teacher.”

Visit Southern Lady’s 2016 Merry Days of Christmas Giveaways webpage for a chance to win a copy of Christmas Cookies to Make and Bake, and continue reading for a couple recipes from the book!

From Southern Lady November/December 2016