All cookie lovers will enjoy preparing and improvising on classic cookies with this scrumptious cookbook....Library Journal, August, 2011.....The book (obviously) is devoted to all things cookie and is helpfully split into different sections, with pictures for each recipe. I personally like to have some idea of what a finished product should look like in order to measure how well the recipe came out, so I love this!Each of the recipes has tips and a space for you to add notes which I like as I am always adding bits and pieces to recipes... another thing this book encourages!I made amaretti biscuits and gingerbread snaps using the recipes from the book and truly, they were fantastic, I can't wait to try a few more out! For anyone who likes baking with a pinch of humour, I would say that this book is a must... --Frills n Spills, October, 2011 At first glance it's a very attractive little book, with a delightfully whimsical cover. It almost reminded me of the paper bags I used to bring my lunches to school in, except much prettier! I love the colours and the way it feels in my hands. Plus it has a lovely sturdy wire lie flat binding, which I really liked. I hate it when I am using a cookery book and it keeps closing on me. It's also chockerblock full of beautiful hand-drawn illustrations which spoke to the artist in me, lovely photographs which spoke to the glutton in me, and most important of all . . . very scrummy looking recipes! They've even made provisions for you to add your own notes to the various recipes, enabling you to make them your very own.The only problem I had was in choosing what to bake first! Featuring over 50 classic recipes, which the Author has put her own twist on . . . recipes which include such tasty favourites as Snickerdoodles, Gingersnaps, Rugelach and dozens of others I had a really difficult time making up my mind which one I wanted.... This book has immediately been placed in the section of favourites in my vast cookbook collection. I highly recommend!..The English Kitchen, October, 2011...The book itself is adorable with inviting colors, spiral bound pages and handy spaces to make notes next to each recipe. The book is split into seven sections. An introduction chapter followed by buttery cookies, chocolaty cookies, fancy cookies, fruity cookies, spicy cookies and nutty and seedy cookies. - I think that this would be an excellent book for someone that hasn t baked cookies before or is a beginner in baking. It s very inviting compared to a massive cookie bible like Martha Stewart s Cookies. As a more advanced baker there are also plenty of cookie types I ve never made before and I m looking forward to working my way through them. This book is a good staple to keep on your bookshelf.... --American Cupcake, Oct, 2011.... !
Delicious, tempting, nostalgia-inducing with a fun format. This is a great resource to have around the kitchen. I love having a huge arsenal full of different types of cookies to line on trays for either holidays or school events or bake sales. Heck, just to have around the house sometimes is great, too. The different sections in the book are fantastic. If I want chocolate cookies...I flip open the chapter. If I want something spicy and comforting (this is my favorite section), I have a whole chapter full of choices to contemplate. And like any good baking book should, it has cheat sheets and conversion charts. The fun part? They're printed right onto the inside of the front and back covers. Fantastic photos, fun layout, recipes that are simple enough for the beginning baker. Recipes that satisfy urges we carry over from childhood. Recipes to satisfy the more adult-type cravings we get. This book is fantastic...it has them all! I tested out four different cookies and donated the majority of them to a fundraiser that was going on at hubby's workplace. They were all fantastic --I Love Meal Plans, Jan, 2012
a trusty, durable reference book...If you have a hankering for chocolate classics like creamy whoopee pies, chocolate crinkles, triple choc cookie, or fancy the more sophisticated pinwheel, checkerboard, rainbow cookies or biscotti, have a hankering for serving alcoholic bourbon balls after dinner or a barbecue, eggnog cookie at Christmas then this is the book for you. --Fours Shires magazine, Feb, 2013