ROSE'S CHRISTMAS COOKIES, by Rose Levy Beranbaum

This month's marvelously appropriate cookbook gives you all the recipes for perfect holiday baking: gift cookies, cookies to make with kids, party and open house cookies, cookies for sending. Each recipe is perfectly described and all processes are user-friendly; unless you're like me, who only does drop cookies. Even I might try the fabulous Stained Glass Cookies that begins the book, and will certainly make the ;uscious Black and Whites on page 66. The author is a world-class baker; her book The Cake Bible is exactly that. Explore and indulge your inner kid: bake come cookies! It's a 5. Happy holidays.