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Surprise your friends and family this holiday with recipes and crafts from Christmas Sweets: 65 Festive Recipes—Table Decorations—Sweet Gift Ideas by Georgeanne Brennan, with inspirations like Frosted Ornament Cookies, a Cookie Tree Centerpiece, and Fruit Vinegar Gifts.

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Christmas Sweets
65 Festive Recipes—Table Decorations—Sweet Gift Ideas

by Georgeanne Brennan

Christmas Sweets
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In Christmas Sweets, author Georgeanne Brennan shares some of her personal favorites in an irresistible collection of recipes for baked goods, candies, and frozen desserts. This festive volume also includes fun craft and gift ideas for using sweet treats to decorate the home and table that children and adults of all ages will enjoy.

Christmas Sweets offers more than 50 recipes, from cookie jars filled with Pecan Lace Cookies and Apricot-Pistachio Bars to boxes of homemade candy brimming with Chocolate Fudge, Almond-Butter Toffee, or Turkish Delight. Guests will delight in stealing a sweet from an easy-to-make Candy Wreath or Candy Acorn Kissing Ball, and will admire sugar-and-spice cookies presented in a spectacular, wintry Gingerbread Cookie Box stenciled with powdered sugar.

This collection of delightful ideas and recipes is sure to welcome in the holidays and inspire fun and good cheer for everyone.

About the Authors

Georgeanne Brennan is an author and journalist. She is the recipient of both the Julia Child and James Beard cookbook awards, and has written over a dozen books on cooking and gardening including The Food & Flavors of Haute Provence, Potager, and, most recently, A Pig in Provence—A Food Memoir. She is a feature writer and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, and she is a regular contributor to numerous other publications including Fine Cooking, Metropolitan Home, Garden Design, and The New York Times.

Richard G. Jung is a successful London-based food and travel photographer. His work has appeared in numerous cookbook titles, including Asian Vegetables. He is regular contributor to food and travel publications such as Travel & Leisure, Metropolitan Home, and Gourmet magazines.

  • Christmas Sweets
    65 Festive Recipes—Table Decorations—Sweet Gift Ideas
  • by Georgeanne Brennan
  • Photographs by Richard G. Jung
  • Chronicle Books 2007
  • Hardcover; $18.95, 136 pp; Full-color images throughout
  • ISBN: 0811859320
  • ISBN13: 9780811859325
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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