Cookies are a favorite amongst cookbook writers, too. If you look in our catalog under the subject heading, "Cookies," you come up with at least 16 books. We have two devoted exclusively to Christmas cookies:
Christmas Cookies. [641.5686 CHR]
Hansen, Liv. Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse. [641.8654 HAN] (Isn't that an intriguing title? What makes a bakehouse "whimsical"?)
Cookie recipes appear in most other cookbooks, too. I don't know of a single cultural group that doesn't have some sort of cookie associated with it.
This time of year cookies are featured in many home magazines. I was browsing through the December issue of Real Simple: Life/Home/Body/Soul [MAG REA] and found a recipe that appealed to me, "Ginger Chocolate-Chip Bars." Doesn't that sound good?
Speaking of ginger, why not make a gingerbread house for yourself or with your kids. We have several books that show you how, including NH resident, Jennifer Ericsson's book, Gingerbread Houses for Kids [J 641.5 ERI].
Thanks to Carolyn for alerting me to the Food Network's, "Twelve Days of Cookies." Today is day 4 and features sandwich cookies by Giada DeLaurentiis. And, if you're a real cookie fan, sign up for the cookie newsletter!