Books to Inspire Holiday Baking and Crafting

Baking gingerbread cookies is a big part of our holiday routine here at the CraftSanity headquarters. And the book, “Cookie Craft Christmas: Dozens of Decorating Ideas for a Sweet Holiday” by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer is packed with inspiration to up your game this year when it comes to cookie embellishment. (To bad the book doesn’t come with the ability to freeze time.)

The book includes recipes for rolled sugar, chocolate and gingerbread cookies and making royal icing. The authors offer great tips for coloring dough and adding dimension to cookies. The bulk of the book is made up of a series of cookie designs each accompanied with directions for recreating each one. It also includes helpful tips for preparing and rolling even cookie dough using thin pieces of wood called “cookie slats” and freezing undecorated cookies. Check out this book for some yummy holiday inspiration.

Read about six more craft books to add to your wish list, or buy as last-minute gifts for the crafters in your life on my newspaper blog. The books I mentioned are pictured above. I’ll be mentioning more noteworthy books on the blog soon.

Okay, I better get back to work. I have an insane amount of holiday crafting to do before the big day. How is your last-minute crafting going?

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