Southern Living: Best Loved Cookies: 50 Melt in Your Mouth Southern Morsels

Overview

The South's passion for home-baked cookies runs deep, so it's no small mission to present the ultimate Southern cookie collection. But no one knows cookies better than Southern Living magazine's editors and Test Kitchens professionals. They enthusiastically rose to the challenge of hand picking 50 top-rated, tried-and-true, uniquely Southern cookies from over 2,500 recipes. Now you can bring these sweet tastes of the South to your kitchen, no matter where you live!

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Overview

The South's passion for home-baked cookies runs deep, so it's no small mission to present the ultimate Southern cookie collection. But no one knows cookies better than Southern Living magazine's editors and Test Kitchens professionals. They enthusiastically rose to the challenge of hand picking 50 top-rated, tried-and-true, uniquely Southern cookies from over 2,500 recipes. Now you can bring these sweet tastes of the South to your kitchen, no matter where you live!

The inimitable Southern Living perspective distinguishes this cookies cookbook from all the rest. Rich layers of regional distinction add to the simple joy of cooking cookies. From teacakes and molasses crinkles, the colonial housewife's pride and joy, to Kentucky Bourbon Balls, the holiday baker's spicy, spiked surprise, discover the South's very special take on Best Loved Cookies. Home bakers will joy in rich concoctions such as nutty Mississippi Mud Cookies with a toasted marshmallow topping, a modern twist on a Southern classic. With such delicacies as the pecan-laden Crispy Praline Cookies, an homage to the tasty candy cooked up daily along New Orleans' French Quarter, every tasty bite will inspire delight in a delicious culinary heritage. This must-have collection of America's favorite homemade cookies features something for everyone in the country. Chapters are organized by Easy Drop Cookies, Shaped Cookies, Rolled and Cut Cookies, and Bodacious Bar Cookies. Plus, the Top 10 Cookie Tips assure perfect results every time.
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Editorial Reviews

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If you're a fan of Southern Living magazine or someone who craves gooey cookies with lots of candy bar pieces and goodies mixed in (or frosted on top), this is the book for you. There are also some surprisingly subtle and elegant cookie recipes included as well, such as Biscotti with Lavender and Orange and Chocolate Espresso Shortbread. Overall, this is a nice mix of recipes, although it's a little heavy on recipes like Kitchen Sink Brownies and Chunky Chocolate Gobs. Each recipe is clearly laid out, easy to follow, and accompanied by a large, mouthwatering color photo of the cookie. All basic cookie categories are covered (drop, rolled, shaped, and bar cookies), with some nice touches to dress up old favorites such as brownies, shortbread, and chocolate chip. Other than a thorough index, a page of cookie baking tips, and a page of metric equivalents, this book is all recipes. Purchase where there is interest.
—Susan Hurst

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780848732622
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,426,391
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Southern Living magazine is America's most trusted source for definitive Southern recipes for home cooks. As the heart of Southern life, it's read by over 17 million people. Each year Test Kitchens professionals test thousands of recipes that they receive from loyal readers and talented chefs, as well as from their own experimentation. Only the highest-rated recipes make it to the homes of devoted readers around the country.

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Recipe from the book: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars Take these festive bars to your next gathering - you can make them ahead of time and transport them easily.  prep: 14 min.     cook: 40 min.     other: 4 hr.     makes 1 dozen 1 cup all-purpose flour1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar1/4 cup butter, softened3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened3/4 cup granulated sugar3 large eggs1/3 cup sour cream1/2 tsp. vanilla extract1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate mini morsels, divided (we tested with Nestle Toll House) 1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium-low speed with an electric mixer until combined. Increase speed to medium, and beat until well blended and crumbly. Pat mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.2. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.3. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until well bended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add sour cream, vanilla, and 1 cup chocolate morsels, beating just until blended. Pour over baked crust. 4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.5. Microwave remaining chocolate morsels in a 2-cup glass measuring cup on HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Transfer to a 1-qt. zip top plastic freezer bag; cut a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe melted chocolate over cheesecake by gently squeezing bag. Cover and chill at least 4 hours; cut into bars.  

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    This is a wonderful cookbook if you are looking for beautiful, mouth-watering cookies to serve for the holidays (or anytime). Includes classics like jam thumbprint cookies as well as a number of new ones like mocha-frosted brownies and chocolate-coconut Mounds cookies! Every recipe that I have tried so far has been a winner! :-)

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