Easy cookie gifts and tips

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dear Almanac readers, 

It's possible that more cookies are baked this month than in all other months combined!

The Christmas cookie plate is an easy and always appreciated answer for potlucks, hostess gifts, and even Santa himself.

We share some of our favorite recipes—from gingerbread cookies to rugelach to the perfect sugar cookies for decorating!

You'll also find great baking tips, best ways to freeze and ship cookies, and a little trivia. (How DOES the cookie crumble?)

Happy baking,

Your Almanac Editors

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about
three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down

on our blankets for a nap.
–Barbara Jordan

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Find out who was born today.



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How Does the Cookie Crumble?

The Way the Cookie Crumbles
Ever heard the expression, “That’s the way the cookie crumbles?” What does this mean? How does the cookie crumble?
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Enjoy 118 scrumptious recipes from celebrated baker Ken Haedrich.

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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipes
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The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Best-Loved Recipes Calendar

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Easy Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie Recipes for Kids
Want to get the kids involved this holiday season? Try making these easy Christmas cookie recipes for kids (or adults)! These recipes are easy to bake and, oh, so delicious! See the recipes for snowball cookies, gingerbread boys, shortbread, and more.
Animal Track Trivets

Functional and decorative, our trivet features the footprints of moose, deer, bear, wolf, and cougar. Trivet measures almost 8 inches in diameter and is laser-cut from high-quality birch plywood. 

Freezing and Shipping Cookies

Cookies: Freezing and Storing
Cookies freeze well and thaw quickly, and make for delicious snacks when company walks in the front door! Here are some tips:
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