- Michelle Pursel
Grab some milk and whip up a batch of those beautiful decorated sugar cookies because National Cookie Cutter Week is December 1st through the 7th! The name cookie comes from the Dutch word koekje or koekie meaning "little cake." Just in time for the holidays is Holiday Cookies: bite-sized holiday lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal which is the follow-up to her popular original Cookies:bite-sized lessons. Both books cover etiquette lessons like loyalty, contentment, patience, and cooperation in a gentle fashion that will be enjoyed by cookie lovers both young and old. Beautiful illustrations by Jane Dyer are sure to put readers in a baking mood!