Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas
Cookies ARE Christmas
When you think of Cookies at Christmas, what comes to mind? Probably a few good recipes and some great memories. What about a great Christmas cookie cookbook? A beautiful children's picture book? A Christmas apron or cookie jars and plates? That's what you'll find on this page, my tribute to the Christmas cookie. Hopefully, it will help you make some Christmas traditions for your own family.
The Best-Ever Christmas Cookies
Our Favorite Cookies For Christmas
One year I did the unthinkable. I didn't make our traditional Christmas cookies. My sister-in-law visited and she baked and that meant we had plenty of sweet treats in the freezer. I simply did not need to bake and so I didn't. I thought nothing of it and no one said anything, until a few months later when one of my sons referred to the Christmas when they didn't have any of their favorite Christmas cookies. Talk about feeling bad! I did and I will not be repeating that faux pas ever again.
Each year with the exception of that well-remembered Christmas, our family has three cookies on hand. We always have The Best-Ever Ginger Crinkles, The Best-Ever M&M Cookies (with Christmas colored M&Ms) and The Best-Ever Brownie bites. They're all easy, they're all yummy and they all freeze beautifully. Best of all, they offer a nice variety and when I put a plate of cookies out, I am fairly comfortable that I can please not only my family but anyone who drops in during the holidays.
- The Best-Ever Brownies Recipes, Pans and Cookbooks
Love chocolate? How about brownies? If you are looking for the best brownie recipe, you will find it here. Actually, you will find three of the best brownie recipes here. The first is for miniature Brownie Bites. They are perfectly simple,...
- The Best-Ever Ginger Crinkles Molasses Cookie Recipe
We love these ginger crinkle cookies. There's nothing like their slightly crispy exterior and chewy interior with a cold glass of milk!
- The Best-Ever M and M Cookies Recipe
This best-ever M&M cookie recipe makes irresistible cookies. Don't bake them unless you are prepared to eat them...LOL!
A Beautiful Christmas Cookie Cookbook
Rose's Christmas Cookies
Written by Rose Levy Beranbaum.
This is absolutely the most beautiful cookie cookbook that I have ever seen. It was created by Rose Levy Beranbaum who is famous for her many beautiful baking books. Almost too beautiful to use, this one would make a very impressive Christmas gift for anyone who loves to bake.
Cookie-Themed Books For Children
Here are two great choices PLUS one that is about a cookie-loving mouse who is going to the movies this Christmas.
The first story is not actually a Christmas story as The Gingerbread Boy makes his break for freedom in a season that definitely is not winter in my part of the world. This version by Paul Galdone is one of the classic versions and was my family's favorite. Featuring a barnyard full of critters and one foxy fox, the gingerbread man is unfortunately undone in the end.
The second book, Christmas Cookies: Bite Size Holiday Lessons, introduces your young child to new vocabulary words like 'tradition' and 'celebrate' in the context of good manners in certain social situations. It is a beautiful combination of wisdom and artistry.
The third and final book, If You Take A Mouse To The Movies, is a special Christmas edition featuring that cookie-loving mouse that was created by Laura Numeroff in If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. The Christmas version has all sorts of extras including a CD and recipes.
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- Christmas Cookies: Bite Size Holiday Lessons
A lovely children's book, Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, provides an introduction to social situations and related vocabulary for young children.
- If You Take A Mouse To The Movies
This version of If You Take A Mouse To The Movies is a gorgeous special Christmas edition which includes the original story, recipes, sheet music, games a CD and more. If you are looking for a great review of this wonderful children's picture book,..
- Paul Galdone's The Gingerbread Boy
Paul Galdone's The Gingerbread Boy was a favorite of my boys when they were growing up. This gingerbread boy runs "as fast as he can" to avoid all of the characters in this book including the bakers, the farm animals, the threshers and the mowers....
Amazing Christmas Aprons
Make A Christmas Apron A Tradition
More Christmas Aprons
- Cooking For The Holidays? Tie On A Christmas Apron!
If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen at Christmastime, you should definitely own a Christmas apron!
Lovely Christmas Cookie Jars
A Christmas Cookie Jar
Nothing could be more festive than a cookie jar! I found this beautiful but simple glass cookie jar on Amazon. I love the idea that it will hold your Christmas treats and, when they are gone, go in your dishwasher for easy clean-up.
I also love the idea of a vintage Christmas Cookie jar...like the one shown here from eBay. An older jar may add a different style to your kitchen but may have to be treated with extra care when it comes to clean up time. Of course, if it is available on eBay it may be gone tomorrow so if you see a cookie canister that you like, don't hesitate.
A Bold & Beautiful Christmas Cookie Plate
Waechtersbach Santa's Cookies Plate and Milk for Santa Mug Boxed Set
Amazon's best-selling plate for Santa's Christmas Cookies.
The Waechtersbach Santa-themed cookies and mugs are perfect for setting out Santa's treat whether it be a plate of cookies or a mug of milk.
© 2009 Treasures By Brenda