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Christmas Food and Recipes

See also: Cookies and Baking.

Selected Books

Atlas, Nava
Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
TX837.A8473 2011
Nava Atlas is the author of numerous vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. You can preview some of the meatless, eggless and dairy-free recipes in this collection at
Bakerella (Angie Dudley)
Cake Pops Holidays
TX771.B336 2012x
Celebrate the holiday season with more than twenty winter-themed cake pop creations including Christmas trees, Santas, tiny gingerbread houses and snowflakes.
Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook
TX739.2.C45 C74 2006
This book includes decorating ideas, things to do with kids, things to bake ahead, gifts from the kitchen, and more.
Bowers, Sharon
Sweet Christmas: Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-Almond Toffee, Eggnog Fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and Decorations
TX772.B68 2012
Sweet Christmas puts the holidays back into the family kitchen with 100 recipes and projects for holiday treats for parents and children to make together. The recipes are easy to make, don't require special equipment.
Brennan, Georgeanne
Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen
TX739.2.C45 B743 2009x
This Williams-Sonoma collection of recipes includes time-tested and decadent favorites like Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies and Chocolate-Marshmallow Fudge mixed with lighter offerings such as Key Lime Bars and Lemon-Spiced Olives.
Cookies for Christmas
TX772.C65593 1999x
Recipes for 130 Christmas cookies and over 50 ideas for packaging cookies to give as gifts.
Country Living: Merry & Bright: 125 Festive Ideas for Celebrating Christmas
TT900.C4 C683 2011
Includes sections on decorations, crafts and cooking.
Deen, Paula H.
Christmas with Paula Deen: Recipes and Stories from my Favorite Holiday
TX739.2.C45 D44 2007
Rich and buttery treats from the South. Don't look for calorie cutting here!
Desaulniers, Marcel
I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas
TX767.C5 D475 2007
The author of Death by Chocolate Cakes and Cookies is now attacking Christmas! And if you don't like chocolate, there's always Desserts to Die For.
Good Housekeeping: The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook: 60 large-batch recipes to bake and share
TX772.G744 2009x
Does your family, neighborhood or office staff bake and swap cookies for Christmas? Use this quantity cookery book for a gigantic batch.
Good, Phyllis Pellman, 1948-
Fix-it and Forget-it Christmas Cookbook: 600 Slow Cooker Holiday Recipes
TX827.G634 2010
This is one of many Fix-it and Forget-it slow cooker books by Phyllis Pellman Good.
Grunes, Barbara
Very Merry Cookie Party: How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange
TX772.G783 2010x
120 recipes and tips for decorating, planning, and throwing a cookie exchange party.
Hansen, Kaye and Liv Hansen
Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse
TX772.H37 2005
This mother-daughter team runs the The Riviera Bakehouse in Ardsley, New York. Check out their Whimsical Bakehouse web site.
Lawson, Nigella
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
q TX739.2.C45 L393 2009x
This book by U.K. celebrity chef Lawson includes everything from Christmas cakes and puddings to exciting and inspiring variations for traditional turkey, ginger-baked ham, and even a vegetarian Christmas feast.
Macomber, Debbie
Debbie Macomber's Christmas Cookbook: Favorite Recipes and Holiday Traditions from My Home to Yours
TX739.2.C45 M24 2011
Best-selling romance author Debbie Macomber now has a Harlequin cookbook out.
Matheson, Susan and Lauren Chattman
The Gingerbread Architect: Recipes and Blueprints for Twelve Classic American Homes
TX771.M314875 2008
Architect Susan Matheson and professional baker Lauren Chattman show you how to make a Cape Cod, a Brownstone, a pueblo, and more. See also Aaron Morgan's Making Great Gingerbread Houses: Delicious Designs from Cabins to Castles, from Lighthouses to Treehouses for even more ideas.
Öhrn, Mia
Christmas Baking: Fun and Delicious Holiday Treats
TX739.2.C45 O3713 2012x
Prominent Swedish pastry chef Mia Öhrn offers thirty-eight recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, truffles, cupcakes, tarts and breads. Learn how to build and decorate the perfect gingerbread house, create marzipan elves, make toffee sticks, ginger-flavored chocolates, a gingerbread bowl, fig pie and decadent chocolate cake with blood oranges (if you can get them!).
Pillsbury Family Christmas Cookbook: Celebrate the Season with More Than 150 Recipes, Plus Fun Craft Ideas
TX739.2.C45 P55 2004
The Pillsbury Editors have collected 155 delicious, kitchen-tested and totally reliable recipes, plus activities and kid-pleasing crafts so you can spend more time creating special holiday memories together with your family.
Peterson, Valerie and Janice Fryer
Cookie Craft Christmas: Dozens of Decorating Ideas for a Sweet Holiday
TX772.P453 2009
I know cookies have to taste good but it's even better if they look great too. Learn how to decorate like a professional.
Rather, Rebecca
The Pastry Queen Christmas: Big-Hearted Holiday Entertaining, Texas Style
TX739.2.C45 R38 2007
Ninety-five holiday recipes from Rebecca Rather's Rather Sweet Bakery and Cafe (now the Pink Pig), plus Christmas craft and entertaining ideas inspired by the traditions of small-town America.
Shoemaker, Alfred Lewis
Christmas in Pennsylvania: A Folk-Cultural Study
GT4986.P4 S56 1999
Originally published by the Pennsylvania Folklife Society in 1959 this book tells about Christmas traditions, including mummers, Christ-Kindel and Kriss Kringle, Christmas trees and trimming, Belsnickels, the Philadelphia carnival of horns, Moravian pyramids and putzes, Pittsburgh firecracker celebrations, and holiday treats.
Southern Living Big Book of Christmas
TX739.2.C45 S654 2010x
"Cooking, Decorating, Entertaining, Giving - An All-in-One Guide to a Spectacular Season." As a child I loved these do-it-all Christmas books and magazines, even if I just looked through them without doing anything.
Southern Living Christmas in the Kitchen
TX739.2.C45 S6584 2012x
This year's edition.
Southern Living Cooking for Christmas: Favorite Holiday Recipes to Share with Family and Friends
TX739.2.C45 C674 2011x
This is one of several Christmas cookbooks that Southern Living has published.
Wilson, Dede
A Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies
TX772.W525 2003
Over 75 cookie recipes from around the world with quick reference to the details of each cookie "species", including its Habitat (country of origin), Field Notes (helpful information), Lifespan (how long it will keep), and Related Species (recipe variations).

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