Baking with Cookie Molds: Secrets and Recipes for Making Amazing Handcrafted Cookies for Your Christmas, Holiday, Wedding, Party, Swap, Exchange, or Everyday Treat

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Beautiful to look at but hard to use. That's the reputation of cookie molds. But should it be?

In this groundbreaking book, Anne L. Watson restores cookie molds to an honored place in the baker's kitchen by revealing long-lost secrets of their use. With Anne's techniques and recipes, tasty cookies with lovely, detailed designs will literally fall from the mold into your hand.

Learn how to make traditional molded cookies like speculaas, ...

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Overview

Beautiful to look at but hard to use. That's the reputation of cookie molds. But should it be?

In this groundbreaking book, Anne L. Watson restores cookie molds to an honored place in the baker's kitchen by revealing long-lost secrets of their use. With Anne's techniques and recipes, tasty cookies with lovely, detailed designs will literally fall from the mold into your hand.

Learn how to make traditional molded cookies like speculaas, springerle, and shortbread, as well as modern ones like White Chocolate Lime Cookies and Orange Blossom Wedding Cookies. Learn the tricks of sandwich cookies, layer cookies, chocolate backing, and exhibition cookies. And learn about the molds themselves -- the many kinds, their history, the best places to find them, how to treat them, what makes a good one, and which to avoid entirely.

With nearly two dozen recipes and almost a hundred photos, "Baking with Cookie Molds" will quickly have you making cookies that both amaze and delight.

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Anne L. Watson is the author of the bestselling "Smart Soapmaking" and its companion book, "Milk Soapmaking", as well as several novels. In a previous career, she was a historic preservation architecture consultant. Anne lives with her husband and photographer, Aaron Shepard, in Friday Harbor, Washington.

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"Cookie molds are lovely to admire but often end up as part of your kitchen decor rather than as a baking tool. "Baking with Cookie Molds" will inspire you to use those molds as they were intended -- to create strikingly beautiful cookies -- and shows that those cookies can be delicious as well! Detailed instructions and photographs make it feel like the author is right there in your kitchen, baking alongside you and guiding you through each step." -- Christina Banner, author, "How to Build a Gingerbread House"

"Friendly, warm, and inviting." -- Ken Hamilton, The Springerle Baker

"A 'honey' of a collection of old and new secrets for shaping edible-art cookies -- with less effort and more success. Will do much to keep this tradition alive!" -- Gene Wilson, HOBI Cookie Molds

"A must read for novice and avid bakers! Anne's story and vast knowledge of cookie molds keeps you entertained from beginning to end." -- Karen Giamalva, President and CEO, www.LetsBakeCookies.com

"Well done! . . . An impressive book for all of us to treasure." -- Kyna Campbell, MyCookieMold.com

"A comprehensive guide with a selection of recipes along with detailed, step-by-step instructions. If you don't have a treasured family recipe for molded cookies and want to experience their beauty, you won't go wrong with this book." -- Connie Meisinger, House on the Hill Cookie Molds

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938497479
  • Publisher: Shepard Publications
  • Publication date: 9/20/2010
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 705,912
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Step-by-Step Instructions

    I am so happy to find this how-to book on cookie molds with detailed step-by-step instructions. The author, Anne Watson, guides the reader through the proper types of ingredients to use, mold preparation, mixing the ingredients, and removing the cookie from the mold. The purpose of the book is to enable even a novice baker to be successful at baking with cookie molds and enjoy this wonderful hobby.

    Baking With Cookie Molds starts with a history and use of cookie molds. There is an important section on the types of molds and which type of mold to use. As soon as I received the book I ordered a Brown Bag Cookie Mold and gave her method a try. Her secret for removing the cookie from the mold worked perfectly, and my first attempt was quite successful. I can't wait to try some of the many other recipes in the book.

    The author's love for sharing her knowledge about these types of cookies is obvious throughout her book, and I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

    Excellent Book For Beginners

    Baking With Cookie Molds Anne L. Watson Shepard Publications Cooking 5 stars I have read several reviews written on this book and it sounds as the reviewers have work and used cooking molds.. Myself I am writing this review from a complete novice's point of view. The only cookies I can remember as being molded like were the windmill cookies.. I have never seen a cookie mold, or if I did I did not know what they were used for.. When I started reading I got an excellent walk through describing the history of the cookie mold, the different materials used such as wood, resin pottery and the different types , stamps, Springerle molds, cavity or impression. As the author takes the reader through the different molds, and materials used, she also teaches one how to clean them, season them and all round care. Along with a great list of utensils one needs to work in the kitchen while baking molded cookies, she has prepared the reader to get ready to dig in so to speak and give this a try. From some excellent recipes that the author has worked up herself to get them just right for the molds one is going to find such goodies as Apricot Jam Cookies, Creamy Coconut, Honey Speculaas , White Chocolate Lime Cookies and Orange Blossom Wedding and many more. With an amazing array of photo's it would be hard for one to make mistakes. As she takes you step by step not only through word but the photos also. This is a wonderful book not only for the seasoned baker but for the beginner also. I know this book would be a welcome treat for my daughter as she is one that loves to do any of this type of baking. It would be like a challenge to her. If you have never tried this form of making cookies then I would recommend getting this book and giving them a try. The hardest part to my thinking would be acquiring the molds . The rest if you follow the instructions throughout you are on your way to a plate of some beautiful molded cookies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Lovely book!

    This is a great book for the cookie baker in your family. Tons of history and plenty of sources where you can find these today. It's a quick read, but I've picked it up more than once already. I'm intrigued, and have placed my first order for cookie molds from a current supplier. Can't wait till they arrive.

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