I'm already a huge fan of Abby Dodge's baking books (The Weekend Baker is essential) and with this book, she's added another must have book to my cookbook library. Her easy, yet authoritative style will have you baking the best little snacks in no time. We loved the espresso chip fantails, so good for tea time. And the chewy brownie bites were rich and chocolatey and completely satisfying. But my all time favorite, and no doubt it is because of the charming headnote, is the big mountain slab pie. It's a giant fig newton, but about a million times better. This is a wonderful book - great gift for any baker, from experienced to novice.