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I absolutely adore looking through cookbooks, drooling over the pictures and fantasizing about making the recipes.
Indeed I have a huge collection of cookbooks. However, over the years I have discovered that not all cookbooks are created equal.
Have you ever bought a cookbook only to be disappointed for whatever reason?
It has happened to all of us.
Here at the Cookbook Nook we have attempted to take some of the guess work out of your next cookbook purchase by reviewing some of the most popular cookbooks.
I will periodically be adding to this collection as I review other cookbooks, so please check back here at the Cookbook Nook often.
1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes (1000 Series) is not a cookbook in the usual sense, instead a visual feast of 1,000 glorious photos of cakes, cookies and cupcakes guaranteed to inspire you.
Included with the photos are the names of the creators of these edible works of art. Some also have the names of their websites where you will find more photos, as well as instructions on how to make their creations.
The book is divided into events such as:
They have also included all the frosting recipes needed for cake and cookie decorating.
Milk & Cookies: 89 Heirloom Recipes from New York's Milk & Cookies Bakery is a cookbook which has received very good reviews, this is ideal for the novice baker. What it gives you are the 5 basic cookie doughs:
Once you have mastered these basic doughs, you are well on your way to becoming a cookie baker. The more advanced cooks can then take those doughs and experiment with their own variations.
Also included in the book are traditional favourites such as snickerdoodles, brownies and bars as well as others that are more unusual.
An ideal basic cookie book.
Although Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich is not a cookbook specifically for those with special dietary needs, it includes recipes for dairy-free, low-fat and wheat-free cookies. For those looking for low-fat recipes, it even gives the Weight Watchers points.
This cookbook provides its readers with useful information on ingredients, storage, equipment and preparation of baking pans.
There are also tutorials and detailed instructions for some of the more complex recipes, which helps when expanding your cooking repertoire.
The cookie recipes are divided into crispy, crunchy, chunky, chewy, gooey, flaky and melt-in-your-mouth. The finishing touches are covered with fillings, frostings, cookie icings and crusts.
A modern cookbook for those with special dietary needs or someone looking for new and interesting recipes.
A cookbook entirely devoted to whoopie pies.
If you have never made a whoopie pie then this cookbook will have you making them in no time. Divided into two sections, the first section gives you the cake recipes while the second the fillings. Then simply mix and match to create your own flavor combos.
There are a total of 21 whoopie cake recipes and 29 filling recipes, with information on storage, freezing, fun facts, baking tips and general advice. Basically everything you needed to know about whoopie pies.
The recipes are easy to follow and the book is unusually decorated with hand-drawn illustrations. A must have for anyone who loves their whoopie pies.
For those Martha Shewart fans this cookbook is a welcome addition to your cookbook collection.
Featuring 175 recipes with variations, this book brings you all the old favourites plus some new recipes.
Each recipe has an accompanying full color photograph so you can see how the cookies should look.
Not only is this book beautifully illustrated, it is well organised with helpful tips and techniques, as well as sections on storing, decorating and gift packaging.
A must have for all cookie lovers and highly recommended by us here at the Cookbook Nook.
A book dedicated to the making of macarons, it is highly recommended for anyone who wants to master the art of baking these sweet treats.
This book has lots of photographs and clear, easy to follow instructions ensuring you get perfect results each and every time.
The ideal how-to book for macaron bakers.
The book covers all the major cookie types: Drop Cookies, Bar Cookies, Rolled and Piped Cookies, Sandwich, Shaped and Filled Cookies. It also covers egg-free cookies.
Gluten-free versions of all the old traditional favourites such as snickerdoodles, brownies, biscotti, pinwheels etc are also included. Indeed there is something here to satisfy every taste and suit every occasion.
There are kitchen and baking tips, plus a list of handy gluten-free resources including support groups, suppliers, books magazines etc.
All in all highly recommended.
This cookbook would be suitable for both the beginner or more experienced baker. This is a general purpose cookbook with a great collection of recipes. There are step-by-step instructions as well as tips on ingredients and baking techniques.
The recipes are organised by type, with all the major cookies grouped into a chapter called "The Essentials". The remaining cookie types, such as bars and squares, drop cookies, roll-out cookies, shaped cookies, batter cookies and no-bake cookies have their own chapters.
Every aspect of cookie baking is covered here. Indeed this would be a valuable addition to any cookie book collection.
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