As the northern part of the Western Hemisphere is blanketed with snow and the December holidays approach, it’s a great time to celebrate by cooking some special recipes. From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, kids can join in the fun by trying some of these recipes on their own. The scent of gingerbread baking, latkes frying in oil, or bacon and onion seasoning collard greens—traces of these delicious dishes linger in the air and on the tongue. What better time to connect with family and friends than by cooking special meals and treats together? These cookbooks may help to make your holiday celebrations more festive.
HANUKKAH (December 22–30, 2019)
The Children’s Jewish Holiday Kitchen
By Joan Nathan
Cooking activities from around the world, includes various holiday dishes, both traditional and new.
Bubbe and Me in the Kitchen
By Miri Rotkovitz
A kosher cookbook of family recipes from spending time in the kitchen with grandma; includes holiday menus.
Kosher by Design Kids in the Kitchen
By Susie Fishbein
Simple, kid-friendly recipes and helpful tips that introduce young cooks to kosher techniques.
CHRISTMAS (December 25, 2019)
American Girl Holiday Baking
By Weldon Owen
Features photos and step-by-step instructions, along with holiday plans for festive celebrations.
A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World
By M.E. Furman
Make some tasty treats as you learn about how countries around the globe celebrate Santa.
The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes
for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More
By Tiffany Dahle
Master baking and decorating while preparing holidays treats.
KWANZAA (December 26–January 1, 2019)
Hello! 60 Kwanzaa Recipes: Best Kwanzaa Cookbook Ever for Beginners
By Mr. Holiday
Share a strong family bond and stay connected by working together to prepare these holiday meals.
Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa
and Other Holidays
By Eric V. Copage
Treasured recipes from people of African descent all over the world.
Kwanzaa Crafts: Gifts & Decorations for a Meaningful and Festive Celebration
By Marcia McNair
Stories, crafts, and recipes that introduce the seven principles and their symbolism.
Enjoy the holidays as you cook up some special foods together.