Now, a delightfully fresh, gorgeous batch of recipes us here. In Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse, mother-daughter bakers Kaye and Liv Hansen share their most enchanting cookies, from simple to fancy--including an icredible collection of showstoppingly beautiful treats, for the perfect holiday gifts!
These are definitely not your grandmother's cookies! With classic and creative flavor combinations and designs, the Hansens' cookies have been pleasing countless loyal customers at their cozy upstate New York bakery for years. Mother Kaye handles the baking, imbuing the cookies with the traditional flavors of Christmas, like cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla, as well as more modern touches like coconut, chocolate, and pistachio. Daughter Live provides the original artistic flair, using innovative techniques and plenty of colored (yes, colored!) chocolate to yield truly special cookie creations that look as good as they taste.
All of the Hansens' best cookie creations are here, from simple roll-and-slice cookies to bars and cutouts, such as Walnut Acorns, Chocolate Pecan Rounds, and Creamy Christmas Butter Cookies, as well as step-by-step instructions for making truly impressive decorations. Imagine a dazzling 3-D Christmas cookie tree decked with silver dragees, or a breathtaking gingerbread house with nary a gumdrop in sight! From chewy Apricot-Chocolate Triangles to tangy Lemon Drop Cookies, Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse is a fanciful take on everyone's favorite holiday treat.