Good Cookie: Over 250 Delicious Recipes from Simple to Sublime / Edition 1by Tish Boyle
Pub. Date: 09/24/2002
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Wonderful for their easy appeal and magical for the childhood memories they evoke, cookies are the dessert no one ever outgrows. And with The Good Cookie, everyone can enjoy the simple pleasure of delicious homemade cookies at their best. This rich anthology brings together recipes, techniques, tips, and priceless baking advice for more than 250 of the most… See more details below
Wonderful for their easy appeal and magical for the childhood memories they evoke, cookies are the dessert no one ever outgrows. And with The Good Cookie, everyone can enjoy the simple pleasure of delicious homemade cookies at their best. This rich anthology brings together recipes, techniques, tips, and priceless baking advice for more than 250 of the most scrumptious creations ever to emerge from the world of classic cookiesculinary gems destined to inspire every baker and garner raves from cookie connoisseurs.
Trained pastry chef and writer Tish Boyle has designed recipes to indulge every cookie lover’s taste and cravingfrom timeless Colossal Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies, and other standbys to wholesome favorites such as Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and stylish originals such as Triple-Ginger Pecan Biscotti. She helps you quickly master the methods and artistry for every sort of cookie imaginabledrop, rolled, bar, hand-formed, piped, and refrigerator cookies, filled and sandwich cookies, decorator cookies, and specialty savory cookies and crackerswith the help of kitchen-tested advice and invaluable tips throughout the book.
The "Equipment," "Ingredients," and "Techniques, Tips, and Troubleshooting" chapters explain exactly what to do in the kitchen, when to do it, and why. Solutions to common baking problems (What to do with dry or crumbly dough? Or tough, hard cookies?) help ensure an error-proof batch every time. Whether you need to bake something in a hurry, are in the mood for something utterly decadent, or are just looking for a fun activity to do with the kids, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in the "Cookies for Every Occasion" section at the back of the book.
With its all-star assortment of international favorite recipes plus its wealth of hard-won baking advice, The Good Cookie is the best friend any baker can have. With The Good Cookie, you’ll make every day an occasion to celebrate, and each "little cake" a little masterpiece from the heart.
- Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.54(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.20(d)
Table of Contents
|4||Techniques, Tips, and Troubleshooting||33|
|5||Storing, Wrapping, and Shipping Cookies||43|
|10||Piped and Molded Cookies||189|
|12||Filled and Sandwich Cookies||249|
|14||Savory Cookies and Crackers||333|
|Cookies for Every Occasion||371|
|Metric Conversion Guide||390|
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This is an amazing cookbook. If I had to choose one for cookies, this would be it. There are recipes to suit every palate and they are easy to follow. She hides the oats so well in the chocolate chip cookies that my children (very picky eaters) love them! A definate keeper.
I love to bake, but have never been able to find cookie recipes that turn out the way I expect. Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies just don't do it for me. However, once I picked up this book I knew I had a winner. Every recipe I have tried from this book is fabulous! The first recipe in the book gets comments like: 'These taste like they are from a bakery, not from someone's kitchen!' and 'I've never had cookies that were so good and homemade!' The author makes me look like the best cookie baker in town, thank you Tish Boyle!
This book is wonderful. I have tried tons of the recipes in this book, and every single one has turned out to be delicious. I feel that I can make any recipe, and it will turn out wonderfully. I recommend it to everyone I know who loves to bake. This book is a must-have for any cook.
If you're the sort of person whose devotion to cookies stops at a stack of Oreos, you may as well go somewhere else: This book is not for you unless you're daring enough to buy it and give it to someone who cookies. At that point your horizons will be enlarged. Tish Boyle, of the magazines Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design, knows her cookies, and she's put about 250 recipes for them in this neat, well-organized book: one to a page, clear instructions, easy to read. All kinds of cookies: drop, rolled, hand-formed, bar types and piped/molded types. Also icebox cookies (aka 'refrigerator' today) and filled cookies. Plain and decorated cookies. There's even a recipe here for Ginger Quakes made with (optional) bacon fat--not a lot but just enough to really make a difference. And recipes for pet cookies like Seafood Cat Cookies and Miss Kitty Dog Biscuits. There are also plenty of handy tips, such as not using a nonstick pan when baking madeleines (they'll be over-browned). Here's my own tip: Get the kids involved and start them young. It's good for them to learn how to do instead of buy, and real home-made cookies are so good they'll be less likely to fall for the kind of junk that stores offer in cellophane packages.