It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… For Baking!

Does the thought of your upcoming cookie exchange make you break out in cold sweats?  Do you think your family will gag if forced to eat those same old Christmas tree sugar cookies?  Did Santa conveniently forget to eat those “delicious treats” you left out for him last year?  It sounds like it’s time to step up your baking game!

Whether you need fresh inspiration for this year’s holiday goods, or you just feel like working out the stress of finals in your kitchen, the library is here to help.   Get out the mixer and preheat that oven because we’ve got what you need to dazzle everyone at the cookie exchange and make sure Santa leaves your house with an even fuller bowl full of jelly.

Check out some of these goodies from our cookbook selection: Dan Lepard’s Short & Sweet, Baking Illustrated by the Editors of Cook’s Illustrated, A Baker’s Odyssey by Greg Patent, or The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal.

Do your cookies taste good but look bad? Then Autumn Carpenter’s The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating is for you.

Don’t forget our magazines! Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country are full of mouthwatering recipes, pictures, and ideas.    They’re in the wooden magazine rack right by the café.   Flip them through on your next break!

And finally, if you’re specifically looking to do some baking to give to people, you may want to check out Gourmet Gifts or The Creative Kitchen.

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