The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman

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Summary: Mark your calendar. It’s the Christmas Cookie Club! Every year on the first Monday of December, Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends gather in the evening with batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone brings a dish, a bottle of wine and their stories. [Read More]

Although I’ve reviewed for Atria Books before I missed the offer for this book so I got a copy from the library to read this season. I’m glad I did, it was awesome!

The Christmas Cookie Club is exactly the kind of Christmas story I was looking for. One I could follow along with even if I read a little here and there, something light that I could read surrounded by children and a puppy and something other than a romance story (which most Christmas books seem to have.) Although there is talk about love in this book, it’s not the focus.

Not only is this an awesome read, the storyline is based on a real story and will hopefully inspire others to start their own cookie club. I’m not a baker and I don’t have many friends but for someone who does, it would be a great tradition to do every year. Especially since they donate a dozen cookies EACH (that’s 144 cookies total) to hospice.

The story itself was compelling, even if most people’s lives aren’t that crazy, I’m sure some people’s are. Before each chapter is the recipe for the cookies that each woman makes so you can make them at home too. In between chapters there is also sections with history and information on common baking ingredients such as sugar, salt, ginger, nuts, chocolate and more. These were fairly interesting, some more than others.  It was definitely a nice touch.

Links of Interest: The Christmas Cookie Club Website, Ann Pearlman on Twitter, Ann Pearlman’s Webpage, Interview with Ann Pearlman on BermudaOnion’s Blog, Guest Post by Ann Pearlman on Booking Mama,

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