Christmas Fayre ideas
From decorated sugar cookies to gingerbread men, Christmas cookies are this season's sweetest addition. They have a place at cookie swaps and weekend fêtes, but there's no time that a plate of cookies are more welcome than when you're trimming the tree. As you get ready to put the finishing touches on your Christmas tree, here are 10 holiday cookies to make the task even sweeter.
The recipe for shortcrust pastry is one of those that never fails in the recipe book of Italian women; There are countless versions and each of us has her favorite. In reality you shouldn't have a single recipe in your book because depending on whether you want to prepare cookies or tarts the tricks to follow and the doses of the ingredients are different.
Baking festive treats is always a highlight of the Christmas season and experimenting with different recipes is always a must. These chocolate gingerbread men with candy canes would make the perfect addition to a hot cocoa by the fireplace or would be a great bakery gift to give to neighbours, friends & family. You could attach your very own personalised message to each special recipient and spread the Christmas spirit.