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Crazy About Cookies: 300 Scrumptious Recipes for Every Occasion & Craving Paperback – November 2, 2010
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There are 6 chapters in this book.
Chapter 1: Cookies in the Know~ basically equipment and tricks for all cookies in the book.
Chapter 2: Everyday cookies~ cookies and bars that are fairly easy to bake.
Chapter 3: Party cookies~ gourmet and tea cookies that look like great eye candies.
Chapter 4: Occasion cookies~ meaning like for specific events like weddings and showers or birthdays. I think that this are was my favorite!
Chapter 5: Holiday cookies~ just what it says. There are roll outs and pinwheels and nicely decorated (not with just icing) cookies.
Chapter 6: Christmas~ includes gingerbread houses and international cookies. great photos!
Then at the end of the book are a couple of pages of basics and templates.
To me this is the best cookie book buy for me of the year and I don't think that I will be buying another one for several years unless I buy it from this author. Great looking cookies and seemly easy directions. This is my kind of book, because it has all the resources in one book. I would definitely recommend this to my friends! By the way if you didn't know in this review after every chapter it was my synopsis of the chapter not the author's. I hope you find this book as good as I did!
There is a really informative beginning, that tells about baking and decorating equipment, baking, storing and transporting the cookies, cookie and decorating ingredients, cookie types, techniques and decorating techniques. There is some information on making gluten free cookies and gluten free baking powder. There are pictures of many of the cookies, which does give you decorating ideas and some very small templates to do those decorations.
Contained in this book are breakfast and brunch cookies, chocolate, classic cookies, energy and snack bars, dinner party, tea party, summer, cocktail party cookies, cookies for birthdays, weddings, babies, children, teens and holidays
If you enjoy making cookies and want to stretch your repertoire this book is for you. We have especially enjoyed the beer and mixed nut cookies, potato chip cookies and the Christmas tree.
This started off fine with descriptions of ingredients and baking methods, etc. but once I actually hit the recipes they were so tangled together that I quickly just gave up and abandoned the book entirely. It just was not worth it.
By tangled I mean that each cookie's recipe did not start on a fresh page. So, if one recipe ended a 1/4 of the way down the page the next just started right after it. This made for both difficult skimming and finding out which recipes matched up to which cookie pictures. This is just unacceptable formatting in a professionally published book.
What recipes I did manage to slog through before abandonment were rather good, but the formatting was just so off-putting I won't be trying any of them. Give this one a pass and try another, better formatted, cookie cookbook.
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I've made the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies twice now and BOTH times they have not spread. I get a large 2T blob of cookie -- not the flat cookie pictured in the recipe. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Leslee
Its good book for my niece I should bought more. Has lot recipes even color spectrum for icing so its what I expected in book. Thank you.Published on July 13, 2013 by Silvermane
I bought this book on a whim, because it was five dollars. I make much of my family's food from scratch and usually bake about 3 times a week, so I'm not exactly new to baking. Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by SurferMom
I agree with a few other reviews on this cookbook. I was excited purchasing this book because the pictures sold me. Read morePublished on January 25, 2013 by cocoa_chanel
Love to bake so I really love this cook book...so many amazing recipes... My family and friends enjoy my cookies..Published on March 17, 2012 by Marcia Channell
It's a great book with good recipes and tips. Gave this one to a friend so will buy another to replace it. I recommend it!Published on February 29, 2012 by Linda Grant
I originally got this book so I could try the recipe for Oatmeal Raisin cookies on page 82. I have never been able to find a good recipe for oatmeal raisin, but now I have. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by rmackenzie