From quick and easy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fudge Brownies to delightful Lemon Meringues and French Macaroons, this delicious cookie compendium includes nearly 100 recipes of every type and stripe. Cookies at Home covers basic cookie-baking techniques and offers helpful tips on equipment, ingredients, and decorating—all beautifully illustrated with drawings and full-color photography throughout.
No matter what kind of cookies you favor, whether as simple as chocolate chip or as complex as a gingerbread house, this book helps you take your home-baked cookies to new and delicious heights. Chapters include:
Cookie Baking Equipment: Full details on how to stock your kitchen with everything you need (and nothing you don't) to bake delicious cookies that will delight friends and family alike.
Basic Baking Ingredients and Methods: Comprehensive explanations of both basic and special ingredients and their baking properties, as well as methods for mixing and preparation.
Décor and Packaging: Everything you need to know about decorating cookies, including chocolate décor, royal icing, and other techniques, plus packaging considerations when giving cookies as a gift.
Drop Cookies: Easy-to-follow recipes for basic drop cookies such as classic chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal, as well as more exciting, nontraditional recipes.
Bar Cookies: Simple but exciting recipes for traditional bar cookies like brownies and blondies plus techniques for layering and glazing.
Rolled, Cut-Out, and Sliced Cookies: Cookies that are cut or sliced from a flattened stiff dough before baking, including sugar cookies, gingerbread, and shortbread.
Molded, Stenciled, and Shaped Cookies: Unique and beautiful cookies using premade molds, stencils, or stamps, and usually decorated by hand.
Piped and Twice-Baked Cookies: Crisp and dry cookies, such as lemon meringue and biscotti, that are often dipped in chocolate or other coatings.
Savory Cookies: Mouthwatering baked concoctions using cheeses, herbs, vegetables, seasonings, and even meats—including puff pastries and canapés.
With simple step-by-step techniques, straightforward baking advice, and expertly tested recipes, Cookies at Home will enable you to produce cookies that will rival those of a seasoned professional baker.
Chewy, crispy, rich, and crunchy . . . who doesn't want a cookie right now? In Cookies at Home, you'll find crackles, thumbprints, butterballs, s'mores bars, kipferls, linzers, macaroons, blondies, amaretti, snickerdoodles, and anything else you can dream of. From beloved favorites like Mexican Wedding Cookies and zesty Lemon Bars to showstopping newcomers like Chocolate-Pecan Shortbread and Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies, you'll never run out of delicious ideas.
If you enjoy baking but don't want it to be too complicated then this is the book for you. The direction are easy and the photos are greatPublished on February 14, 2013 by Meredith from Baltimore
I have only made two of the recipes so far, but was disappointed that the second had an error. The Turtle Bars are pictured with three even layers: crust-brownie-caramel nut. Read morePublished on April 11, 2012 by S Harding
The picture on the cover got me. I love these Linzer Tart cookies. I am originally from New York and the bakeries there ALWAYS have these wonderful tarts or cookies. Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by Linda D. Estrada