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Best-Ever Cookies: Over 200 Luscious Cookies and Other Fabulous Desserts Hardcover – July 1, 1999
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Anyway, this is a fine little bakery book. I call it “bakery book” because it covers much more than just cookies...although there are plenty of those included in the over 200 recipes presented here. We are talking brownies, bars, pies, cakes and a plethora of other yummy dishes...not all of them all that healthy...I grant you, but all excellent and delectable; depending upon your personal taste.
And yes, before I go on, I must tell you that other reviewers are correct in the fact that there are a goodly number (actually, a lot) of recipes in this book that call for the use of pumpkin. Now as far as I am concerned this is a good thing. Pumpkin is one of the most versatile ingredients we can keep in our pantries and strangely enough it has fallen out of use over the past couple of years. People think of only pumpkin pie when the thing of this plant but pumpkin can and should be used for so much more.
The recipes presented here are well presented with directions which are pretty easy to follow even for the beginning cook. It offers a wide range which should hit just about every taste. We have well over 60 cookbooks in our collection which deal only with deserts and it is rather amazing how many times we pull this one out before we check with the other ones.
The photographs in this work enhance the entire offering and are not the sort you found in those old books from back in the 1960s...top quality photography here...nothing funky about it.
I have yet to find ingredients called for here which were not easy to find locally.
This book is a part of our private collection.
An earlier reviewer suggested that this book is just a platform to sell Nestle products, but you will find that in any "brand name" cookbook. Very few companies make a product that can't be replaced by a less-expensive store brand version.
As for the awesomely wide range of recipes using canned pumpkin -- terrific! After I make pumpkin pie at camp, I still have half a case of #10-size cans to use; the pumpkin cookie recipes in the book are delicious -- always gobbled up. Ditto for the recipes focusing on condensed milk, coconut, and cranberries.
I couldn't recommend this book more highly!