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The Cookie Bible Hardcover – June 30, 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Publications International; lst edition (June 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412720095
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412720090
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J. Abel on October 19, 2005
When it comes to baking, everyone needs good cookie receipes, and this book lives up to its ambitious name. The highlights are large photos of every cookie, easy to read recipes, basic ingredients, and an introduction discussing baking in general and how to avoid cookie pitfalls. All of the cookies I've made from this book have been spectacular, and the choices are endless. From regular cookies, to bars, to no-bakes to holiday selections, you will never lack for delicious treats and your friends will love you.

Go ahead, buy the cookie bible. On top of everything else, its as cheap as cookbooks come.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By M. Falcon on May 4, 2006
This was one of my first cookbooks and I love it. So far I've only been able to try a handful of recipes but the recipes are very easy to follow and I haven't been disappointed yet! There are great tips in the begining, such as what to substitute for certain ingredients (ex: pancake syrup for corn syrup) also has plenty of baking tips. The recipes are broken up into logical chapters (kid's favorites, pinwheels, drops, etc). Tons of full page color photos add a lot to the book as well!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By blakdove on December 18, 2006
This book gets its name for a reason!

There are hundreds of delicious-sounding cookie recipes in this book, including everything from no-bake bars to drop cookies to elaborately shaped cookies. A wide variety of ingredients are used. The recipes are clearly written, easy to follow, and wonderfully, inticingly illustrated. They are organized by type of cookie (drop, shaped, slice and bake, etc.), and there is a great, easy-to-use index in the back to help you find just the recipe you need.

There are also hints for making your cookies come out great, for storing and shipping, and packaging cookies for gift-giving.

Every recipe I've tried out of this book has been a huge hit!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Hill TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 14, 2010
This book is full of basic cookie recipes along with unexpected new creations. As my cookbook shelf space shrinks I tend to look for books that will cover almost any eventuality in specific areas of interest. In many culinary areas, a recipe isn't a necessity, but for successful baking, recipes are a must. This book is one I reach for again and again and I've never had a batch failure from any of the concoctions in this book.

Some of the cookies have become favorites. The Malted Milk cookies are made with a rich chocolaty cookie dough that contains both malted milk powder and crushed malted milk balls. The Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars have a really good crust made with oats, brown sugar, flour and butter. A layer of raspberry jam sits between the crust and a creamy cheesecake layer that has a touch of lemon zest and juice.

The Czech Bear Paws are cookies sophisticated enough for adults and whimsical enough for children. The chocolate cookie dough is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon then baked in a Madeline tin. Once cooled, the wide end of the scalloped and ridged cookie is dipped in chocolate and broken almond slivers are pressed into the chocolate to form the claws. A favorite cookie for children is the Peanut Butter Bear which is simply a basic peanut butter cookie shaped into a little bear by pressing different sized balls of dough together. Miniature chocolate chips are used for eyes and belly button, and the result is adorable.

The book is full of good ideas along with delicious recipes. The hardback is sturdy and the paper heavy enough to permit spills to be quickly wiped up without damage. The book lays open by itself except at the very beginning and end of the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 17, 2012
I've had this book a few years now and even with all the cookbooks I have, this is by far the one I reach for the most. The recipes are easy to follow, with large photos that help give you an idea of what the end results will look like. There are so many great cookie recipes in this book, I usually end up making a few of them at a time. There is a perfect basic chocolate chip cookie recipe on page #67 called Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies. So many books have different takes on the traditional chocolate chip cookie, I'm glad they included a great basic recipe in this one.

There is a light and beautiful swirl cookie called the Pinwheel Cookie on page #138. They are the perfect compliment to a cup of coffee or tea. My families favorite cookie for the holidays is the Peanut Butter Kisses cookies on page #86. They are a small peanut butter cookie, with a Hersey Kiss pressed down into the center. And everyone's favorite cookie of them all is also the richest one of the bunch, the Peanut Butter Candy Cookies on page #108. These are very large and super decadent cookies made with small peanut better cups and tons of butter.

Each of the cookies in The Cookie Bibles are categorized by how they are made. The categories are:
Drop cookies
Hand-formed cookies
Cookie cutouts
Refrigerator cookies
Bar cookies
Brownies and Blondies
Chocolate indulgence
No-bake delights
Cookies for Kids
Holiday treats

This categorization really helps when you want to make more than one kind of cookie at a time. You can pick one section and go though the all the cookies that will use the same preparation and cooking techniques. This saves on time and lets you make several types of cookies using the same time frame. With over 150 great cookie recopies that are traditional and yet fun to make, The Cookie Bible will quickly be your go-to cook book when it's time to break out those cookie sheets!
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