Last year, I rounded up my top spring cookbooks and have received some comments from you guys saying how you appreciated the cookbook round-up! I love to bake but don’t always get around to it. Thankfully, the holiday season is coming up and I always find time to bake a few desserts (or more)! I thought to create a new round-up of cookbooks featuring the top Christmas cookbooks! What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to make good food?
The Best Christmas Cookbooks
When it comes to baking and cooking around the holiday, you either have your tried-and-true recipes that stand the test of time, or you have no idea where to start. I’ve rounded up some beautiful cookbooks that do a great job of helping out during the holiday season.
The Great British Bake Off: Christmas
If you’re unfamiliar with The Great British Bake Off, several home bakers are contestants on the show and undergo challenges that test their baking skills. Each week, the amateur bakers face three challenges until one is crowned Best Amateur Baker. I recently started watching the series and I love how much passion all of the bakers posses.
The Christmas cookbook from GBBO features recipes from both the judges as well as contestants and feature a number of delicious appetizers, entrées and desserts sure to dazzle company around the holiday season.
Cook’s Illustrated All-Time Best Holiday Entertaining
I love the cookbooks that America’s Test Kitchen put out and am a current subscriber to Cook’s Illustrated so I had high expectations for this! The cookbook features beautiful dishes featuring classics such as roasted rack of lamb, turkey and tenderloin as well as less traditional recipes like pan searched duck breasts, mashed butternut squash and chai masala truffles. With the mix of both traditional and nontraditional, I can say with confidence that this cookbook definitely hits the mark as one of the best Christmas cookbooks.
Better Homes and Gardens Anyone Can Bake
This was one of my first cookbooks to introductory baking. Each recipe gives you a step-by-step guide that includes photos so you know you’re following along correctly! These recipes are classics and in my family, the snickerdoodle recipe is a must during the holiday! Whether you’re baking alone or with the kids, anyone can bake. The Better Homes and Gardens cookbook features many different cakes, cookies and sweets to share with friends and family.
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Ever
Jamie Oliver is a Christmas enthusiast and his cookbook features classic recipes that are great for creating edible gifts, party food and different ways to revamp those Christmas leftovers. With 400+ pages, you can be the Christmas host of the season. From special meals like a roast goose, fish pie stuffed with lobster or apple pie with sour cranberries… there’s a ton of meals sure to satisfy everyone in the family! With so many different photographs to showcase the gorgeous food and step-by-step instructions,
The Joy of Cooking: Christmas
Last but not least, the fifth cookbook is none other than The Joy of Cooking! This cookbook is a classic for chefs of all levels and features more than 100 recipes from eggnog to turkey and more holiday baking. The Joy of Cooking is a classic cookbook that some people may already have lying around, but this ebook has a collection of all the Christmas-themed goodies for you to make for your loved ones.
Have you tried any of these cookbooks before? What are some dishes that are musts in your family for Christmas dinner?