Updated with more than 20 mouth-watering photos Pass the cookie platter, please Frosted sugar cookies, twisty pinwheels, soft gingerbread...all the classics (and some new favorites ) are inside. Christmas Cookie Jar is chock-full of scrumptious recipes with all the flavors of the season...Chocolate Mint Stars, Raspberry Shortbread Thumbprints, Frosted Ginger Creams and Cranberry Crumb Bars. You'll find old-fashioned favorites like Pecan Icebox Cookies, Grandma's Butter Fingers and Pastel Cream Wafers...even Oh-So-Easy Cut-Outs and 1-2-3 Cookies that bake up in a jiffy. Of course we've included candies for gift-giving like Grandpa's Famous Caramels and Sparkling Sugarplums, along with lots of clever ideas for sharing cookies. There's even an all-chocolate chapter packed with goodies like Double Fudgy Cookie Bars and Buckeye Brownies. When Christmas Eve arrives, we'll be setting out a plate of Rudolph's Carrot Cookies for Santa...how about you? 224 Recipes.
About the Author
Back in 1984, we were next-door neighbors raising our families in the little town of Delaware, Ohio. Two moms with small children, we were looking for a way to do what we loved and stay home with the kids too. We had always shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends and so, after many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born. We put together our first catalog at our kitchen tables, enlisting the help of our loved ones wherever we could. From that very first mailing, we found an immediate connection with many of our customers and it wasn't long before we began receiving letters, photos and recipes from these new friends. In 1992, we put together our very first cookbook, compiled from hundreds of these recipes and, the rest, as they say, is history. Hard to believe it's been over 25 years since those kitchen-table days! From that original little Gooseberry Patch family, we've grown to include an amazing group of creative folks who love cooking, decorating and creating as much as we do. Today, we're best known for our homestyle, family-friendly cookbooks, now recognized as national bestsellers. One thing's for sure, we couldn't have done it without our friends all across the country. Each year, we're honored to turn thousands of your recipes into our collectible cookbooks. Our hope is that each book captures the stories and heart of all of you who have shared with us. Whether you've been with us since the beginning or are just discovering us, welcome to the Gooseberry Patch family!