Very Merry Cookie Party: How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange has just been published by Chronicle Books. Barbara Grunes and I worked very hard to make this a great book. As the title suggests, we offer suggestions
Candied ginger is delightful to have on hand for baking, and also comes in handy for stomach ills (just nibble on a couple of pieces of candied ginger if you’re feeling queasy). For best results, choose young, thin-skinned ginger that is not too fibrous.
Residents of the United States and Canada share many cookies in common. But one famous bar cookie is strictly Canadian–Nanaimo bars (say nuh-NYE-mo), named for a city on Vancouver Island.