Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year
By Julia M. Usher | Photographs by Steve Adams
Cookie swaps aren’t just for Christmas anymore! Cookie Swap: Creative Treats to Share Throughout the Year shows that the cookie swap is perfectly suited not only to holiday gatherings, but also to garden parties, bridal showers, children’s birthdays, summer get-togethers, and more. A cookie swap has all the same traits that make a potluck so effortless to host. Plus, the idea of a party all about cookies is simply irresistible, no matter what the season!
As talented baker Julia M. Usher reveals, cookies are infinitely adaptable to different party themes and times of year, resulting in scores of delightful possibilities. Among Cookie Swap’s eight parties are a kids’ summer bash, with Lemonade Slices and Chocolate Chip Watermelon Wedges; a spooky Halloween fest, featuring Witches’ Fingers and Friendly Ghosts; and a classic Christmas swap with Hot Buttered Rum Meltaways, Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti, and Eggnog Cheesecake Streusel Bars.
With dozens of invitation and favor ideas, over 50 delectable recipes, and tips galore on hosting the best swap possible, Cookie Swap makes it easy to warm guests’ hearts simply by sharing. And with 100 color photographs to 160 pages, the book thoroughly captivates with its delicious and abundant imagery.
Better yet, Cookie Swap has as much substance as it has panache. It strikes a timely and resonant chord by showing readers how to create one-of-a-kind events - all without breaking the bank or enlisting high-priced caterers or party designers. Cookie Swap is affordable inspiration that puts sweetness at the center of every event.
- 160 pages
- Full-color with 100 photographs
- 9 x 10 inches
- Paperback with flaps
- August 2009
- Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Julia M. Usher