Perfect for a tasty midday treat, or intricately gift wrapped for a special occasion, cookies are simple to bake yet sumptuous to eat and, with over 90 home-baked recipes, you can celebrate the joy of indulging from the cookie jar.
There’s nothing quite like the irresistible smell and the mouth-watering taste of freshly baked cookies straight from the oven. Sometimes savory, but often wonderfully sweet, they are the ultimate bite-sized comfort food that everyone can bake and enjoy. In The Cookie Jar, author Liz Franklin combines classic recipes such as Gingerbread Men, Choc Chip Cookies, and Snickerdoodles with more contemporary creations like Peanut Crunch, Spiced Pumpkin, or Rosemary and Pine Nut Cookies to truly showcase the amazing variety of flavors you can savor yourself or, if you're happy to share, bake for a festive cookie exchange party with family and friends. With tips on hosting—including ideas for decorations, gift wrap, and even invitations—why not bake your favorite batch and create a cookie party for you and your loved ones to enjoy during the holiday season. From a Christmas Tree Stack to star-shaped Scandi Pepparkakor, these delicious recipes will get you ready to host a cookie exchange of your own. Of course, you can try all the cookies gifted to you, and then spend the rest of the year practicing for the next one!
Liz Franklin was food editor of Good Health magazine and is a freelance cook, food writer and stylist who runs a cookery and wine education school in Italy. Based in the south of England, for Ryland Peters and Small she has also written Oils & Vinegars (978-1-84597-596-8), Cooking Italian with Kids’(978-1-84597-703-0), Tea & Treats (978-1-84975-497-2) and The Cookie Jar (978-1-84975-655-6).