6 of The Best Baking Cookbooks For Easy Holiday Cookies
With plenty of easy Christmas cookies recipes with pictures
Founder & Executive Pastry Chef
NOV 30, 2022
For 25 years, Joanne has served as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef at Hannahmax Baking. Known for her best in class reputation, Joanne and her baking company have crafted gourmet desserts for fine dining establishments, coffee cafes, hotels, & grocery companies across North America. In 2022, she launched the Cookie Chips® Baking Mix, a cookie mix that's shaking up home baking with its bakery quality results. In From The Pastry Kitchen, she shares her industry earned expertise with the home baking community.
1. Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer
If you want to see what other awesome cookie recipes Sarah is playing with, be sure to follow her blog. You can pick up her cookbook there too!
2. Holiday Cookies by Elisabet der Nederlanden
3. Christmas Baking by Joyce & Laura Klynstra
Christmas Baking by Joyce & Laura Klynstra gives us that old-fashioned holiday feel in a book. From its cover design to each page with delicious photography. This holiday book provides a well rounded assortment of 100 treats to make and enjoy during the holidays.
Beautiful full color photography alongside each recipe entices you into wanting to make each delicious looking treat. I will say, the Maple Peanut Clusters and Peanut Butter Caramel Bars are calling my name.
This book, though, is not just about holiday cookies or Christmas cookies. They include a huge section of sweet and savory breakfast treats they title “Christmas Morning”. If Christmas baking is a big deal for you, then this is the perfect book to purchase.
4. Holiday Cookies by Brian Hart Hoffman
5. The Cookie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
Her book starts off with her “golden rules for baking the best cookies”. These are great tips for everything you could need to know or want to know about baking cookies. I wouldn’t skip this section. I like how she broke up the book into sections about how you make different types of cookies.
Rolled by hand, dropped or piped, shaped by hand, rolled and cut, holiday cookies, and bar and cake cookies. This book really gives you the full gamut of cookie baking. And, each recipe gives great detail about how to make each cookie. This is a definite book for your library or gift for a serious cookie baker.
6. Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
While you will be tempted to purchase these books for your own library, they are all awesome baking books to give as gifts for this holiday season.
So, forgo that Amazon gift card and go onto the Amazon website where you can find all of these delicious books. You’ll find each Amazon book linked within the descriptions above. Pricing is very affordable on all of these books and because I purchased them all on Amazon, they came quickly. I love that!
Happy holidays and happy cookie baking.
Joanne Adirim, Founder & Executive Pastry Chef