A Baker's Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Baker's Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies

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by Dede Wilson
     
 

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America’s favorite cookie gets the star treatment with 75 recipes ranging from kid-friendly to all grown up, using every variety imaginable of chocolate chips and chunks. Each cookie is photographed in full color, and the fun field guide format gives the details of each cookie “species” with entries on Type, Description, Field Notes, Lifespan, and

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America’s favorite cookie gets the star treatment with 75 recipes ranging from kid-friendly to all grown up, using every variety imaginable of chocolate chips and chunks. Each cookie is photographed in full color, and the fun field guide format gives the details of each cookie “species” with entries on Type, Description, Field Notes, Lifespan, and Related Species. Special graphic icons show which cookies are good to make with kids, which freeze well, which are quick to make, and more. It’s a must-have for chocolate lovers!

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Library Journal
The prolific authors of the "Ultimate" series (featuring muffins, ice cream, potatoes, candy, and more) provide more than 90 master recipes for delicious chocolate cookies of all sorts, along with hundreds of variations. Recipes are organized alphabetically, from Almond Coconut Cookies to those Whoopie Pies, and each one is accompanied by its own "crunch-o-meter," a symbol indicating its texture, from hard to cakey to fudgy. Sure to be popular, this is recommended for all baking collections. A follow-up to Wilson's Christmas cookie book, A Baker's Field Guide to Chocoloate-Chip Cookies might be more accurately described as a collection of cookies with chocolate chips. Although there are certainly variations on the familiar Toll House-type cookie, many of the recipes are in another category entirely: e.g., Black-Bottom Cookie Cupcakes, Amaretto Almond White Chocolate Squares, and Peanut Brittle Chip Bars. As with the first title in the series, "field notes," "lifespan" (storage information), and a color photograph accompany each recipe, and various icons indicate which cookies are best for shipping, fun to make with kids, and so on. For larger collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558327504
Publisher:
Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date:
10/11/2011
Series:
Baker's Field Guide Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.52(d)

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Dede Wilson is the author of A Baker's Field Guide series, Christmas Cooking for Dummies , Appetizers for Dummies , and The Wedding Cake Book . She is a contributing editor to Bon Appétit and the host of Seasonings with Dede Wilson , a PBS cooking show. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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