250 Best Cookie Recipes

250 Best Cookie Recipes

by Esther Brody
     
 

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Everyone loves homemade cookies. They're the perfect portable snack or dessert. And nothing else tastes quite as good with a cold glass of milk. Best of all, they're as easy to make as they are delicious.

And delicious they are — especially when the recipes come from bestselling author Esther "Muffin Lady" Brody.

In The 250 Best Cookie Recipes,

Overview

Everyone loves homemade cookies. They're the perfect portable snack or dessert. And nothing else tastes quite as good with a cold glass of milk. Best of all, they're as easy to make as they are delicious.

And delicious they are — especially when the recipes come from bestselling author Esther "Muffin Lady" Brody.

In The 250 Best Cookie Recipes, you'll find an extraordinary range of cookies that include classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, as well as variations on traditional favorites such as Lemon Shortbread.

Looking for the perfect accompaniment to your next cappuccino? You can't go wrong with Chocolate Walnut and Chocolate Nut Coffee Biscotti.

And for the kids' next birthday party, try Ice Cream Sandwiches — they're easy and fun to make, and taste great!

As her many fans have discovered, Esther can always be relied upon to find new and unusual approaches to conventional baking. And here you'll find plenty of examples, ranging from the confectionery Cinnamon Pecan Snickerdoodles to savory creations such as Wholesome Cheddar Bran Cookies. You simply won't find recipes like these anywhere else.

If you love to bake (and eat!) cookies, The 250 Best Cookie Recipes is a must-have for your kitchen.

Editorial Reviews

Wichita Eagle
No-frill paperback offers just what it promises ... all the recipes would fit into the easy category.
— Joe Stumpe
Wichita Eagle - Joe Stumpe
No-frill paperback offers just what it promises ... all the recipes would fit into the easy category.
Joe Stumpe
No-frill paperback offers just what it promises ... all the recipes would fit into the easy category.
The Wichita Eagle
KLIATT
Who doesn't love cookies? This fabulous and inclusive book is sure to contain cookies that will please absolutely everyone. Brody has developed thousands of recipes over the years and has a well-deserved reputation for baking. She is also the author of other cookbooks: 250 Best Muffin Recipes and Another 250 Best Muffin Recipes, and The 250 Best Brownies, Bars and Squares. Several beautiful, mouthwatering, color photographs are included. A special section includes information about ingredients, preparation, storing and troubleshooting. All recipes are grouped by category—drop, hand-shaped, cut, sliced, biscotti, specialty, sandwich, no-bake, etc. A detailed index allows for easy access to the recipes. These delectable recipes, ranging from the standard to the exotic, are irresistible: Tricolor Neapolitan Cookies, Chocolate Cream Puff Cookies, Cherry Nut Biscotti, Cinnamon Nut Rugelah, Raspberry Chocolate Chip Crackles, and Diced Rhubarb Cookies are just a few of the delights included in this collection. This is sure to be one of the most popular cookie books in your collection. Category: Cookbooks, Useful Arts & Crafts. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Firefly, Robert Rose, 192p. illus. index., $18.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Shirley Reis; IMC Dir., Lake Shore M.S., Mequon, WI SOURCE: KLIATT, March 2002 (Vol. 36, No. 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778800361
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Chocolate Cream Delights Makes 18 to 24 sandwiches

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)
Lightly greased cookie sheet
Round cookie cutter

  • 2 1/2 (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) softened shortening
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
  • 3 squares (each 1 oz / 28g) unsweetened chocolate, melted (detailed in "Ingredient Methods")
  • Sugar

    Filling

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cuop (375 mL) confectioner's (icing) sugar, sifted
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla

  1. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl, beat shortening and sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Stir in vanilla and chocolate. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until a soft dough forms. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or overnight.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch (0.25-cm) thickness. Using a round cookie cutter or a glass dipped in flour, about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, cut out cookies and place about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle generously with sugar and bake in preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes until cookies are set. Immediately transfer to wire racks to cool.
  4. To make Filling: In a bowl, beat butter and confectioner's sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.
  5. On a work surface, spread filling on one cookie then top with another to make a sandwich.


VARIATION
Chocolate Mint Cream Delights
Substitute store-bought or homemade vanilla icing for the filling and beat in 1/2 tsp (2 mL) peppermint extract and 2 to 3 drops of green food coloring.

Meet the Author

Esther Brody has developed thousands of baking recipes over the years in addition to running a successful muffin business. Her two most recent books The 250 Best Muffin Recipes and Another 250 Best Muffin Recipes, were both instant bestsellers. She is also the author of another new book, The 250 Best Brownies, Bars & Squares.

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