Single mother Maggie McCreath couldn't decide which was worse: the fact that her only son (not yet 21) was off to war in Iraq for the second time, or the fact that they had only five days to prepare. Even more frightening, she knew that he would be part of the surge and, as a paratrooper in the 82nd Division of the Army, the tip of the spear. What she did not know, what she couldn't even bear to consider, was how this deployment would end, both for her son and for his brothers in arms, whom she had come to know and love as her own. So she turned to the one pastime that had always brought her solace: baking.
Filled with delicious, original cookie recipes, 52 Weeks of Cookies recounts a mom's unique method of coping during her son's deployment. With plenty of sugar cookies but no sugarcoating, 52 Weeks of Cookies is an honest, uplifting story of family love during a crisis, with all the fear, grief, laughter, gratitude, and joy that comes with it.