Beautiful to look at but hard to use. That's the reputation of cookie molds. But should it be?
In this groundbreaking book, Anne L. Watson restores cookie molds to an honored place in the baker's kitchen by revealing long-lost secrets of their use. With Anne's techniques and recipes, tasty cookies with lovely, detailed designs will literally fall from the mold into your hand.
Learn how to make traditional molded cookies like speculaas, springerle, and shortbread, as well as modern ones like White Chocolate Lime Cookies and Orange Blossom Wedding Cookies. Learn the tricks of sandwich cookies, layer cookies, chocolate backing, and exhibition cookies. And learn about the molds themselves -- the many kinds, their history, the best places to find them, how to treat them, what makes a good one, and which to avoid entirely.
With nearly two dozen recipes and almost a hundred photos, "Baking with Cookie Molds" will quickly have you making cookies that both amaze and delight.
Anne L. Watson is the author of the bestselling "Smart Soapmaking" and its companion book, "Milk Soapmaking", as well as several novels. In a previous career, she was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne lives with her husband and photographer, Aaron Shepard, in Friday Harbor, Washington.
"Cookie molds are lovely to admire but often end up as part of your kitchen decor rather than as a baking tool. "Baking with Cookie Molds" will inspire you to use those molds as they were intended -- to create strikingly beautiful cookies -- and shows that those cookies can be delicious as well! Detailed instructions and photographs make it feel like the author is right there in your kitchen, baking alongside you and guiding you through each step." -- Christina Banner, author, "How to Build a Gingerbread House"
"Friendly, warm, and inviting." -- Ken Hamilton, The Springerle Baker
"A 'honey' of a collection of old and new secrets for shaping edible-art cookies -- with less effort and more success. Will do much to keep this tradition alive!" -- Gene Wilson, HOBI Cookie Molds
"A must read for novice and avid bakers! Anne's story and vast knowledge of cookie molds keeps you entertained from beginning to end." -- Karen Giamalva, President and CEO, www.LetsBakeCookies.com
"Well done! . . . An impressive book for all of us to treasure." -- Kyna Campbell, MyCookieMold.com
"A comprehensive guide with a selection of recipes along with detailed, step-by-step instructions. If you don't have a treasured family recipe for molded cookies and want to experience their beauty, you won't go wrong with this book." -- Connie Meisinger, House on the Hill Cookie Molds