Cookie Baking for the Holidays

The holidays mean the smell of cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, and Cookies! Canton Public Library has what you need to fill your cookie wishes.


Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan- Over the course of her baking career Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. To merit her approval, every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made again and again. Here she includes dozens of choices for cookie swaps, shows you how to make cookies unlike any you’ve seen before and presents those that bring out the inner tinkerer in all of us. In other words, the recipes she loves to share with her family and friends.

100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer- Kieffer’s cookbook contains go-to recipes for cookies and bars that are perfect for a party, potluck, bake sale, or simply a cozy night at home. From tried-and-true favorites to classics with a twist– and even a few unique treats– her recipes beg to be shared.

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich- Brand-new cookies and delicious new spins on the classics are here, with simple well-tested recipes and all the tips, techniques, and ideas that you need to please a crowd or satisfy the most sophisticated palate around.

Sally’s Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney- This collection of recipes for cookies, cookie bars, cookie dough dips, slice-and-bakes, and no-bakes includes such options as brown butter snickerdoodles, pinwheel cookies, fairy meringues, jam shortbread bars, and chocolate hazelnut thumbprints.

Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection by Martha Stewart- This authoritative and creative collection of showstopper cookie recipes outlines techniques for maximizing flavor and decorative appeal, featuring such options as Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies, Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies and Snowball Truffles. Illustrations.

Children’s Cookbooks

Baking cookies is also a fun Christmas activity to do with kids. Check out the child-friendly cookbooks: The Greatest Cookies Ever by Rose Dunnington and Super Simple Holiday Cookies by Alice Kuskowski.

Online Instruction

If you prefer to watch instructional videos, go to CreativeBug on the library’s website and search for cookies to find videos that will give you all the tips you need.

Cookie Platter Sale

Perhaps you would rather enjoy your cookies without taking the time to bake your own? Act fast and you can reserve a 2 lb platter of cookies for $15. You can order at the circulation desk or at this webpage. Not only will you enjoy some great cookies, but you will also be helping the Friends of Canton Public Library continue their work to support the library.

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