Cookies to Die For!

Cookies to Die For!

by Bev Shaffer
     
 

Award-winning author of "Brownies to Die For!", Bev Shaffer dishes up another delicious cookbook, this time perfecting the art of the cookie. From cookie basics and troubleshooting to adventures into the flavorful world of Almond Toffee Crunch Cookies, Chocolate Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate, and Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies, Shaffer assembles a treasure

Overview

Award-winning author of "Brownies to Die For!", Bev Shaffer dishes up another delicious cookbook, this time perfecting the art of the cookie. From cookie basics and troubleshooting to adventures into the flavorful world of Almond Toffee Crunch Cookies, Chocolate Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate, and Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies, Shaffer assembles a treasure trove of recipes that celebrate her lifelong love of baking. Her detailed instructions and fun-loving style are guaranteed to make every cinnamon-sugar-topped anise crisp and honey gold macaroon a cooking experience to die for!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Cookie monsters, sweet-tooths and venturesome bakers take note: the litany of treats in this inventive collection may make it the last cookbook you need (at least until you have to buy a replacement volume for your dog-eared, butter-stained original). In nearly 200 recipes organized by method (rolled, refrigerated, filled) and theme ("cookies with a heritage," "celebration cookies"), Ohio chef and cookbook author Shaffer makes time for classics like gingerbread, black and whites and amaretti (as well as riffs on biscotti, shortbread and oatmeal cookies), but devotes the majority of her tour to tasty new classics like tender Tart-Topped Lemon Cookies, Chocolate-Topped Marshmallow Bars and a rich, walnut-studded banana bar covered with a rich browned-butter frosting. Though names like Cinnamon Sugar-Topped Anise Crisps and Lacy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Glaze may intimidate, bakers will find Shaffer's instructions to-the-point and her ingredient lists mercifully short. Readers who overlook Shaffer's text in their rush to break out the stand mixer will be missing salient (but brief) tips on various cookie styles and avoiding doughy, crumbly or burned cookies, proving this comprehensive volume's subtitle is no lie.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589806108
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/14/2009
Series:
Cookbooks to Die For Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Bev Shaffer is an author, food writer, and culinary instructor, as well as the director of Mustard Seed Market and Café Cooking Schools in Akron and Solon, Ohio. A regular columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Shaffer is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Chefs Collaborative, and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.

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