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In this age of sophisticated palates and adventurous eaters, a cookie should be more than just a cookie. We love mom's comforting, homestyle chocolate chip cookies, but also enjoy modern flare and upscale ingredients. We like straightforward, easy preparations but also go for big, bold tastes, complex flavor blends, and surprising textures. We want even simple, basic cookies like shortbreads and buttery rounds to bowl us over and make us say "wow." Award- winning author and cookie guru Nancy Baggett delivers everything we're looking forand some extras we haven't thought ofin this trailblazing 200-plus recipe collection.
Whatever kind of cookie you crave, it's in Simply Sensational Cookies. From updated childhood favorites to contemporary classics to extra-quick, semi-scratch, and no-bake treats, you'll find dozens of irresistible choices. The book offers many fresh, enticing takes on drops, bars, biscotti, and such, plus a whole chapter of inventive, totally new savory and semisweet creations called cocktail and "crossover" cookies that spotlight both familiar and novel ingredients in innovative ways. Here and there, fresh herbs, unusual spices, freeze-dried berries, green tea, and even hot peppers and flowers like lavender and roses provide intriguing, unexpectedly gratifying results. Standout textures work in concert with aromas and flavors to pack extra pleasure into each little bitesnaps really snap, crisps crunch delightfully, and tender meltaways dissolve pleasantly on the tongue.
Because appearance and presentation play a huge part in the allure of many cookies, Simply Sensational Cookies devotes a big, visually stunning chapter to cookie decorating and artistry. Besides the expected traditional array of icings, buttercreams, and garnishes, you'll find dozens of creative, cutting-edge ways to add pizazz. A wealth of easy au naturel recipes for homemade decorating sugars, sprinkles, drizzles, and other finishing touches let you take clever advantage of intensely aromatic and naturally colorful citrus, berries, herbs, and edible flowers to deliver a powerful one-two punch of flavor and eye appeal. As a bonus, these naturally beautiful accents make it possible for those who wish to minimize the use of synthetic food dyes to do so and still produce dazzling looks.
Brightened with gorgeous full-color photography throughout and packed with handy tips, ingenious ideas, and tempting, carefully tested recipes from fast, fun, and kid-friendly to fancy and gourmet, this book is a joyful and inspiring celebration of all things wonderful in the cookie world. Simply Sensational Cookies is exactly that!
I liked this book so much I purchased one for a friend for Christmas. Gives great tips and offers recipes you wouldn't see elsewhere.Published 5 months ago by Dani M
I am excited to receive this book, but unhappy at the quality of the book I received it.
The recipes look great and are categorized under ease of recipe. Read more
I can't remember why I bought this book.. but I did. Tons of cookie recipes, but not very many pictures. I didn't like the layout of the pages.. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephanie
I was so lucky to find this book locally on sale yesterday, marked down to a ridiculously low price. Read morePublished 8 months ago by AZJB
I have been baking cookies for years. I found this book at my local library. I was looking for some recipes to teach some young teens how to cook. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Carmody
Book binding weak
That is all I wish to say. I do not appreciate being hassled about the length of my comment.
A visual treat for the non baker, a sweet delight for dedicated bakers like me. The recipes are clear and easy to follow.Published 13 months ago by Warm_Oven
Great illustration, very detailed presentation of the recipes. The author surely knows what she is talking about. Perfect in any way!Published 15 months ago by Alexandra Roupakia
Took this book out of the library and fell in love with it. Also bought this authors other cookie books.Published 18 months ago by Sandi