Inspired by the Cookie Advent we hold every December at Chronicle Books, here is a unique twist on the traditional Advent calendar. Starting on December 1 through Christmas Eve, the cover of the book invites readers to peek under an ornament flap to discover the cookie of the day-then turn the pages to find the appropriate recipe. Beginner and experienced bakers alike will enjoy these simple recipes for beautifully decorated homemade cookies counting down to December 25. With its mix of familiar and global Christmas treats and entirely new ones, this festive calendar and cookbook will create new cookie-baking traditions, bringing tidings of great family and community joy.
Barbara is the author or co-author of more than 45 books, including The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook from Chronicle Books. A food consultant and hisotrian, she has also written on food and dining for the Chicago Sun-Times. Virginia is a longtime writer, editor and Web designer. She bakes cookies every year for family and friends and is the webmaster at wwwmakegreatcookies.com.