Below is the back cover. I used some colorful photos of various Christmas kitchen gifts, including cookies of course.
In between are 20 pages. I used 18 of them as recipe pages with a different cookie recipe on each page. Some of the recipes are from my childhood; others are as new as Christmas 2018. Below I will share screenshots of a few of them.
On the first page I wrote out some of my Christmas baking memories from childhood. I actually had written these out years ago for a Christmas memory book, so I just copied and pasted it into a text box on a page in the Shutterfly book.
Then I made a number of recipe pages (of which these are just a few):
On the last page I shared several photos of grandkids baking. It seemed like an appropriate way to end a book that began with my childhood memories. Sort of full circle.
And there's a look at my cookie book! If anyone is interested in the actual nuts and bolts of how I did this, just mention it in the comments and I'll share the details, okay?