If you have yet to start your baking, need some gift ideas, or just want to look at some gorgeous books here are a few from our vast and varied baking collection.
Betty Crocker: The Big Book of Cookies is classic and full of abundant choices; a name you can depend on for tested, homey treats.
Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday by Bake at 350 blogger Bridget Edwards brings new ideas and step-by-step pictures. Amp up your sugar cookies with very doable designs.
It is not too late to make something. Sweet Christmas: Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-almond Toffee, Eggnog fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and Decorations by Sharon Bowers will inspire and motivate you to get in the kitchen. The title says a lot. The photographs say even more.
It is not too late to make a gift for the person who has everything, the hostess, teacher, friend, boss or your next door neighbor. You'll find terrific packaging ideas, sweet and savory offerings and easy directions in Gifts From the Kitchen by Annie Rigg. Chocolate-covered Candied Almonds were simple to make and provided everything one could want in a candy: crunchy, creamy, salty, sweet.
Vegan Cookie Connoisseur by local author and blogger Kelly Peloza gives us 140 recipes for classic cookies adapted for vegans or those wanting a dairy-free, egg-free treat. Egg replacers are not used here so you probably have all your ingredients in your kitchen.
Plus, Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Recipe File has over 400 cookie recipes to browse. You may find your childhood favorite or discover a new creation. You can search by ingredient (nuts), ethnicity (Bombki-Polish), and lots more. Have you been craving Aunt Margaret's Christmas Cookies or Chuck's Favorite Almond Spritz Cookies? Done.
An annual holiday tradition since 1932, WE Energies' Cookie Book is anticipated by many Wisconsinites. MPL has many in our collection. Check our catalog for availability. If your sister took your mom's well-worn copy, anger not. Relive your childhood by visiting WE Energies' cookie book archive which has the recipes going back to 1932. Fun!
Rebecca D @ Central