This year make your holidays doubly delicious! Give homemade cookies paired with one of our favorite 2011 cookbooks for a gift that keeps on giving.
Meg Ray, the owner of San Francisco's Parisian-inspired pastry shop Miette, shares the secrets to her delightful confections in her first cookbook, which is named after the shop. The book's carefully photographed step-by-step instructions make a dome-shaped Princess cake, a lime meringue tart, and picture-perfect macarons doable, not daunting. Shown here: plain macarons with lemon buttercream and a chocolate macaron with vanilla buttercream.