It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! There are so many things we love about the holiday season. But, one of the most wonderful things of all, is the variety of decadent foods we’ve been preparing for weeks now. The pies, cookies, cakes, breads, brownies, cheesecake, cupcakes, bark, fudge, and more have their own divine scents. Smelling these aromatic spices wafting through the air while baking gives us comfort and joy… and makes us overindulge. While most of us have our favorite recipes that we make traditionally every year, it’s exciting to find new recipes. I recently got two new Christmas Cookbooks from the Gooseberry Patch that are filled with the yummiest recipes. This holiday season is going to be scrumptious!
Gooseberry Patch Christmas Cookies Cookbook
Everyone loves cookies, especially during the holiday season. The Gooseberry Christmas Cookie recipe book is filled with 224 mouth-watering cookies from holiday season classics like gingerbread, sugar, and shortbread cookies to fun new treats like Bavarian Mint Coffe Mix and White Christmas in a Jar.
*Razzle-Dazzle Drop Cookies
*A Blizzard of Bar Cookies
*Candy Cane Lane
*Very Merry Mixes
Filled with the delectable flavors of the season, you’ll be inspired to bake more cookies this Christmas. Butterscotch Gingerbread, Knapp Kuchen, Holiday Gumdrop Cookies, Pecan Crispies, Moravian Spice Crisps, Chinese Chews, Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies, Red Velvet Christmas Cookies, and Strasbourg Cookies are just some of the yummy cookie recipes you can bake.
Plus, there is an abundance of Very Merry Mixes you can enjoy with your family or give as gifts… Peanutty Cookie Mix in a Jar, Cappuccino Mix in a Jar, Oatmeal-Raisin in a Jar, Hot Orange-Spice Drink Mix, Gingerbread Creamer Mix and many more.
Also included are candies for gift-giving like Grandpa’s Famous Caramels and Sparkling Sugarplums, along with lots of clever ideas for sharing cookies. There’s even an all-chocolate chapter packed with goodies like Double Fudgy Cookie Bars and Buckeye Brownies. When Christmas Eve arrives, we’ll be setting out a plate of Rudolph’s Carrot Cookies for Santa…how about you?
Gooseberry Patch I’ll be Home for Christmas Cookbook
The Gooseberry Patch I’ll Be Home for Christmas Cookbook will inspire you to recreate some of the warm and hearty holiday recipes you remember growing up. The smell and taste of certain foods can evoke fond memories, especially during the holiday season. It’s only natural we want to make them for our families.
I love this cookbook, it starts off with readers sharing their endearing holiday memories from their childhood. Reading them makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and you may stir up a fond memory or two of your own. If you can tear yourself away from the touching stories, you will find an abundance of scrumptious recipes, just waiting to be part of some new memories. The recipes are divided into 7 yummy chapters.
*Coming Home For Christmas
*Festive Holiday Brunch
*Christmas Open House
*Come In & Warm Up
*Seasonal Salads & Sides
*Sitting Down with Family & Friends
*Holiday Desserts for Sharing
Each section has a tasty selection of simple, easy-to-make recipes. We look forward to Breakfast and Brunch, especially on Christmas day. You could serve some White Hot Chocolate with Pineapple Upside-Down French Toast. Or how about some Sticky Pecan Buns and Hot Spiced Tea. secret code: onion dip.
If you invite your friends to make merry with a cup of good cheer, you could entice them with some Nutty Cheddar Cheese Log, Holiday Guacamole, and some Sparkling Fruity Party Punch. If you’re craving some warm and savory dishes, how about trying the Cheesy Tomato Soup, Best Chicken Noodle Soup, or Christmas Ham Soup.
Let’s not leave out the Salads & Sides. Lots of us love different salads during the holiday season and there are many recipes to choose from. How about trying the Fennel & Citrus Salad, Grape Salad, or Cranberry Spinach Salad. Want to try some new side dishes? Try Aunt Jo’s Coconut Fluff or Eleanor’s Spinach Gratin, or some Parmesan Potato Stacks.
For hearty meals, you may decide to make the Christmas Shepherd’s Pie, Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon or the Grilled Pepper Jack Sandwiches. Did anyone say desserts? You’ll savor the decadent recipes at the end of the book. These include Fantastic Peanut Butter Fudge, Frozen Peppermint Dessert, Creme de Menthe Pie, or some Dirty Snowballs. You can’t go wrong with this cookbook. It has all the festive recipes you will need to feed your family and make sweet memories.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.