Multcolib Research Picks: The best cookie cookbooks

Fine Cooking Cookies
Fine Cooking Cookies 200 Favorite Recipes for Cookies, Brownies, Bars & More Book - 2011 641.8654 F4952 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:If you only look at one cookie cookbook, this should be the one. It is full of interesting and unique cookie recipes, as well as all of the old classics. The directions couldn't be easier to follow and the full color, step by step photos are very helpful. Make sure to read all of the tips and tricks this book offers from everything from buying the right kind of vanilla to the right way to roll and dip truffles.

Best Cookies : 50 Classic Recipes
Best Cookies : 50 Classic Recipes Book - 2013 641.8654 B5611 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:While this book contains all the classic recipes you would expect in a cookie book, it is the unexpected recipes that make this cookie book so special. The first recipe, Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Florentines (pg 11) is especially praise-worthy, easy enough for beginners, yet complex in both presentation and taste.

The Macaroon Bible
The Macaroon Bible By Cohen, Dan Book - 2013 641.8654 C6782m 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book may have a very narrow focus, the entire book is dedicated to one cookie style, but it presents it’s subject very well. This book has not only many variations on the traditional macaroon recipe, but it also gives detailed, foolproof instructions (accompanied by full color photographs) of how to create the perfect macaroon. Don’t miss the history of the macaroon and the author’s own foray into macaroon making.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies Dozens of Recipes for Reinterpreted Favorites By Jones, Carey Book - 2013 641.8654 J764c 2013 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The deliciously adaptable chocolate chip cookie stars in this charming book of more than 40 recipes. From Malted Hazelnut-Chocolate Cookies (pg 34) to the more exotic Duck Fat Chocolate Chip (pg 63) there are recipes here for every taste.

Simply Sensational Cookies
Simply Sensational Cookies Bright Fresh Flavors, Natural Colors & Easy, Streamlined Techniques By Baggett, Nancy Book - 2013 641.8654 B1448s 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A delicious collection of cookie recipes that covers both the classics that mom used to make and modern, innovative ideas for the adventurous baker. Each recipe includes full color photos and a difficulty rating that will pinpoint those recipes perfect for the first time baker.

Cookies By Simmons, Marie Book - 2002 641.8654 S592c 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Whether it’s a classic chocolate chip cookie for an afternoon snack at the kitchen table, a tangy lemon bar as a treat after lunch, or a delicate jam-filled cutout cookie shared at a special gathering of friends, we all have a favorite cookie or two that we just cannot resist. Williams-Sonoma Collection Cookies offers over 40 delicious recipes, including time-honored favorites as well as fresh new ideas.

Tartine By Prueitt, Elisabeth M. Book - 2006 641.865 P971t 2006 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Pastry chef Prueitt and master baker Robertson of San Francisco’s acclaimed Tartine Bakery share not only their recipes, but also the secrets and expertise that transform a delicious homemade treat into a great one.

Slice & Bake Cookies
Slice & Bake Cookies Fast Recipes From your Refrigerator or Freezer By Klivans, Elinor Book - 2013 641.8654 K659s 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:For those short on time but long on cookie love, Slice & Bake Cookies comes to the rescue! From classics such as old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookies (pp 22) and Linzer hearts to modern takes on savory cookies and crackers, the recipes collected here fit the bill for any impromptu get-together.

The Art of the Cookie
The Art of the Cookie By Kaldunski, Shelly Book - 2010 641.8654 K142a 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book explores both cookie recipes and cookies as a form of art. With great full color photographs of different cookie styles and ideas, this book will help you make cookies that not only taste great, but look good as well. For an easy start try the Lemon Window Panes (pg 26) or the Maple-Pecan Streusel Bars (pg 115).

Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies!
Cookies, Cookies & More Cookies! By German, Lilach Book - 2011 641.8654 G3732c 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book contains recipes for classics like butter cookies and shortbread as well as fun new spins like the Cinnamon Twists (pg 57) and Caramel Nut Bars (pg 45). The author also includes easy recipes that can be made with kids, or adults who just don’t want to use more than one bowl! Particular favorites to try are the Chocolate and Graham Cracker Cookies (pg 54) and Hamantaschens (pg 81).

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