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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395915376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395915370
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Nancy Baggett went on a culinary journey in search of the best American cookies. Amazed by the remarkable repertoire of American bakers, Baggett spent several years researching and baked nearly 30,000 cookies for The All-American Cookie Book. Every American cookie you can think of is here--more than 150 of them--from luscious Black Bottom Mini Brownie Cups and chewy Chocolate Thumbprint Crackles to Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and crisp, spicy Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cookies. More-unusual regional favorites include Savannah Chocolate Chewies, Chocolate Whoopie Pies from Pennsylvania, and Floridian Ambrosia Cookies made with coconut and pineapple. Avid bakers will appreciate the bits of cookie lore and history in this brilliant collection. Baggett also gives interesting insight into how American cookies evolved, and how different ingredients and techniques were introduced. Mouthwatering photographs tempt and delectable descriptions convince you to try nutty, fruity, chocolaty concoctions, every one of them made in America. --Leora Y. Bloom

From Publishers Weekly

Baggett (International Cookie Cookbook) has spent the last few years searching this country for great cookie recipes, and enthusiasm over the results (such as Fudge Brownies Supreme) characterizes every page of Baggett's wonderful new cookie compendium. Her first chapter covers the basics, though other useful how-to's emerge throughout the book, such as shaping cookie dough in a loaf pan for Cranberry-Cherry Icebox Ribbons. The next nine chapters, mostly divided into flavors (chocolate, fruit, spices, etc.), reveal America's wide-ranging cookie bounty, from Vermont's Maple Sugar cut-outs and Kentucky's Bourbon Fruitcake Cookies to Coffee-Pecan Crunch Bars from Texas and Hazelnut-Chocolate Chip Cookies from Oregon. Enlivened by quotes from old cookbooks, each straightforward recipe tells the story of its heritage, whether it's a simple Mrs. Porter's Improved Jumbles from the 1800s or a contemporary "Chubby" weighing in with one pound of chocolate. (Oct.)Forecast: As a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, these cookies will reach the hands of many an American.

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More About the Author

Nancy Baggett is an award-winning author of a number of cookbooks, most recently The 2 Day a Week Diet Cookbook (Kindle book) written with Ruth Glick. Nancy's work has received four International Association of Culinary Professionals and James Beard Foundation "best cookbook" nominations, three for baking books, one for a healthy cooking book. Among her best-selling titles are The All-American Cookie Book, Kneadlessly Simple, The International Cookie Cookbook, and The International Chocolate Cookbook, which was named the best dessert cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Her recipes have appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, The Washington Post, and many other national publications. She has guested on dozens of television and radio shows, including Good Morning America, Today and NPR.

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Every single recipe I've tried is delicious.
S. Jordan
I've given many copies of the book as gifts this year and will continue to do so.
J. Chernoff
The recipes are delicious and very detailed and easy to follow.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Nicole Harpe on January 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you only own one cookie book in your life, make it this one. I know Maida Heater and Nick Malgieri and others have great books out there, but this book presents so many delicious cookies made with accessible ingredients (mostly) and each cookie has been just delicious. My favorite is the Chocolate Malt Cookie with Chocolate Malt Cream Cheese filling. Boy! It's worth searching out malt powder (the only ingredient that may be hard to find.) The Cranberry Ribbon Cookies are really tasty (though I changed the cherry preserves to orange marmalade).
The directions are well-written and I appreciated the advice on how to freeze the cookies and how long the cookies will stay fresh. When you're cooking for a party or a holiday, it's good to have that information. I also liked to see all the photos. You know what the end product is supposed to look like. That kind of help is also appreciated.
I think you will get a lot of enjoyment out of making and eating the cookies in Ms. Baggett's book. Buying this book is not a risk. It's the surest bet out there.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. Chernoff on January 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I loved Nancy Baggett's book; I am a professional chef and cooking teacher myself and I've made probably fifteen recipes from this book, several of which I've used in classes during the holiday season. Particularly delicious were the Black-Bottom Mini Brownie Cups, Iced Cranberry-White Chocolate Drop Cookies, Ginger-Spice Crinkles, and the Coconut-Banana Chews (to which I added 2 tablespoons of cocoa with the dry ingredients-yum). I've given many copies of the book as gifts this year and will continue to do so. I found the book to be well-researched and user-friendly. The pictures (by photographer Alan Richardson) are gorgeous.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By feysidhe VINE VOICE on January 16, 2002
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The cookies in this book (at least the ones I have tried) are incredible. As a warning, some of them are a little on the difficult side, but some are easy as...well, not pie since pie is difficult, but easy! A couple of warnings:
1. READ THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK. Even if you're an expert, you need to read the introductory information. Nancy Baggett is very specific in the beginning about certain things like the way she wants you to measure flour, etc. This also goes for the directions within the recipes about things like the temperatures of various ingredients. If you take your eggs out of the fridge and use them in the chocolate meringues, you'll be very disappointed in the cookies! If you're careful, however, you'll find them very delicious.
2. Know your oven. My oven, for example, takes a little longer than the ovens in *any* cookbook, even though I have had it tested for temperature. If you don't bake frequently, you'll want to test your cookies so you don't either undercook or overcook them.
Basically, this is an excellent book with detailed information, fascinating tidbits of cookie history great pictures and delicious cookie recipes for both the beginner and the expert.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By B. Marold HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on December 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book lives up to it's name by being a collection of recipes originating in many different American regions, as reported in old, regional cookbooks. I've baked many cookies from this book and they have all exactly met expectations. But, the book does not just provide a source of very good cookie recipes, it also paints a little portrait of how a cuisine changes due to changing access to ingredients and cooking equipment. Many of the recipes date from the middle to the late 19th century because lots of important cookie ingredients such as both chocolate and vanilla did not become commonly available to the American baker until that time. Similarly, temperature controlled ovens did not become available until the late 19th century which is important since cookies are much more sensitive to temperature control than larger, more important goods such as bread.Read more ›
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a winner. It has a lot of recipes, many new ones and some of your old favorites. Every recipe is detailed and the book is beautiful. Color photographs galore. I just baked the whoopie pies and they are just delicious. I can't wait to bake the Chocolate chip hazelnut cookies or the big coconut macaroons.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By "poor_gradstudent" on January 10, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I got this book before Christmas and decided to use it for all my Christmas cooking baking. Well, there were some hits, but also some 'not hits'. I made NY black & whites, Lemon Jumbles, White Choc. Macadamia Nut, Death by Choc. white choc. chunk, Maple Nut Bars, and Macadamia-Chocolate Meltaways.
For the hits:
Lemon Jumbles - very buttery; good texture; reciped amounts & instructions were accurate. (needed a little more icing though)
White Choc. Macadamia Nut cookie - very good texture; crispy at edges-chewy center; recipe amounts and instructions were accurate
Macadamia-Chocolate Meltaways - very buttery; good texture; 'adult' cookie because it is not very sweet; recipe amounts and instructions were accurate.
For the Misses:
Death by Choc. white choc. chunk - very dry; ratio of dry ingredients to fat (butter) was not correct; more like death by dryness than chocolate.
Maple Nut Bars - recipe amounts/ratio for the crust was definately wrong. The baked crust had formed cracks which allowed the liquid maple topping to seap thru the crust therefore made for a soggy mess.
Then there's the famous NY black & whites. The black icing does not look like the picture, but my family did like the cookie regardless. Not having tasted a real NY black & white, I can't really comment. Sorry.
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