Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Giveaway

I love book giveaways. For many these days, buying a book is a luxury. With an average price tag of $20, why buy a book when you can find it at the local library? It makes absolute sense, n'est-ce pas?

But this is one little book that you're not likely to find on your library shelves. I Love Macarons by Hisako Ogita is a lovely book, charming in size and chockful of step-by-step photographs to help you turn out your own perfect macarons.

If you'd like to win this book for your collection, all you need to do is share a comment about your favorite holiday cookie. You can share a story, a memory, a recipe, a thought. Your name will be entered in the giveaway and the winner will be announced on Friday, December 18.

Bonne chance!

8 comments:

  1. Oh what a delightful looking book! In my home, like most, it just wouldn't be Christmas without cookies! Our Christmas cookies consist of traditional chocolate chip, American-style macaroons with a half cherry on top, green-dyed corn flakes stuck together with confectionary goo, and Italian dough balls covered in sweet icing! Oops, I think I just gained a pound by thinking about it :-) Diane

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  2. Great giveaway!

    My favorite Christmas cookie is a Russian tea cake (also called a Mexican wedding cookie). I prefer them with walnuts rather than pecans, but frankly won't turn down either!

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  3. My husband's favorite cookies for me to make every Christmas are the After Dinner Mint Cookies (a mint cookie that is rolled jelly-style with chocolate cookie crumbs). I love mint cookies and tend to add extra peppermint extract to suit my tastes.

    Cara R

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  4. My favorite cookie hasn't changed in nearly 40 years, it's a classic. I love sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting. It is really bizarre because I am a total chocoholic, but that's my favorite cookie, can't explain it!

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  5. My favorite cookies are chocolate chip cookies that one of my mother's friends used to make for us at Christmas time. She would drop them off in our mailbox and they would always be wrapped in red cellophane! I think what made her chocolate chip cookies good is that there was a hint of salt in them--which is a great counter to the sweet taste of the chocolate chips!

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  6. Tine, I am admitting this online: I use salted butter in most cookies that have chocolate as an ingredient. The sweet and salty is a wonderful combination.

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  7. My mother used to love to make "des meringues au chocolat". She would make perfect tiny meringues and "glue" them together with stiff chocolate ganache. A large white platter of them would appear at Holiday time, so beautiful with all those white and brown delicacies. They did not last very long...

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  8. My favorite Christmas time cookies are these Molasses cookies that my mom makes which taste slightly like a ginger snap but better. Just thinking of them makes me smile. The recipe is from so old Junior League cookbook. The recipe is incredibly easy, and makes the most delicious tasting holiday treats. I absolutely adore these cookies and everything about them reminds me of cold winter days, sitting in front of the fire looking at the beautiful Christmas tree. I may just have to go home and make a batch now!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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