Table of Contents
- Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book
- Martha Stewart’s Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share
- The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes
- Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes
- The Cookies & Cups Cookbook: 125+ sweet & savory recipes reminding you to Always Eat Dessert First
My paternal grandmother used to tell me that the secret to luring your grandchildren into staying with you is by making sure that your home smells like cookies. She lived by this belief even when most of her grandchildren are already young professionals. Her home has always smelled of cookies and her oven almost, always had a fresh batch that was ready to come out. This is why I always pay her a visit whenever my schedule permits.
However, whether you are an 80-year old grandma or an aspiring baker, there is a cookie cookbook that can guide you in making one of the most loved pastries there is. You can enjoy a peanut butter cookie, a chocolate chip cookie, or an oatmeal cookie by referring to a cookie recipe. Moreover, most cookbooks do not only contain recipes for the classic cookies. There are also cookie cookbooks that come with recipes about novelty cookies that you can enjoy when you are in for a bit of variety.
I have referred to several cookie cookbooks over the years because I took up baking lessons and I have decided to review five of my most favorite cookie cookbook. However, what makes a cookie cookbook great? First, you should check the number of recipes available. It should be able to have enough variety for you to experiment with your taste buds. Second, you should also consider the level of difficulty that each cookbook is trying to attain. We can talk about the difficulty in the sense of cooking technique or difficulty in finding the ingredients mentioned in a recipe. There are several other factors that we have considered. Read on to find out which of this cookie cookbook got us hooked.
Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book
Betty Crocker might not be a real person, but her recipes and pre-made goodies have surely made their way into real homes. Betty Crocker has also created a recipe book that is specifically made for cookies. There are 450+ cookie recipes on this cookie cookbook that is accompanied by several illustrations as your reference. On top of that, there are also sketches that illustrate certain processes. Since this book is a reproduction of the original 1963 Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, you can expect to read old recipes and newer ones. Moreover, there is also a section of this book that is devoted to your holiday cookies. There are 160 pages of cookie recipes for you to refer to. You can opt to get a hardcover-spiral book or a spiral bound recipe book. Since this book has been around for almost five decades and it has sold almost seventy million copies, you can be certain that this book contains recipe that has been proven to showcase the best cookie recipes of Betty Crocker like the Chewy Molasses Cookies and the Chocolate Crinkles. You can be sure that there is a cookie recipe that is meant to be your favorite.
The Martha Stewart of the current generation remembers her more as a kitchen wizard than a controversial personality. This book is proof of that as it comes with 175 cookie recipes that range from the traditional cookies to innovative recipes. There is a recipe that will suit your taste buds. Whether you are looking for a dense cookie or a light one, there is a cookie recipe that is tailored for you. Some of the recipes included in this cookbook are the Cherry Tuiles, Hazelnut Cookies, Chocolate Meringues, Rum Raisin Shortbread, Peppermint Meringue Sandwiches with Chocolate Filling, and Lime Meltaway. There are also classic recipes like Key Lime Bars, Chocolate Mint Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies, Magic Blondies, Turtle Brownies, White Chocolate-Chunk Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Fig Bars, and Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies). In addition to that, there is also a recipe for ANZAC Biscuits, Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti, Almond Spice Wafers, Cappuccino-Chocolate Bites, Maple-Pecan Shortbread, Lemon-Apricot Sandwiches, Lemon Madeleines, Carrot Cake Cookies, and Pumpkin Cookies with Brown-Butter Icing. These recipes will also include a photograph of the corresponding recipe so that you would know exactly how your cookie will turn out if you do the recipe right. Apart from the photos, there are also added tips to ensure that you can do the process right. Moreover, it would not be a Martha Stewart book without ideas on how to give these cookies as a gift to your family and friends. It really makes recipes that are great to share with the people you love.
The Star Wars Cook Book: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes
The next cookie cookbook would not only feed your stomach, but it can also feed your inner nerd as the cookies mentioned in this book contain recipes that have been inspired by Star Wars. Robin Davis has created a book that is meant to cater specifically to those who are fascinated with Star Wars, whether you have been a lifelong fan or you just enjoyed watching the latest Star Wars film. However, you might think that this book is only for the nerd in you, but it also contains recipes that will warm your stomach and your heart. Moreover, there are different kinds of recipes in this book. It ranges from C-3PO Pancakes to Jedi Juice Bars to other healthy snacks, delicious dishes, sweet treats, and easy main courses. Apart from these recipes, there are also added photos and safety tips that are applicable, whether you are cooking on this planet or on space stations. If you want to spruce up the presentation of your meal, there are also Star Wars Stickers included in this cookbook.
Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes
Who does not want to indulge in a plate of cookie? If sugar overload or diabetes is not a thing, I am pretty certain that we would all like to devour a big batch of cookies. With 150 cookie recipes in the Cookie Indulgence, you can make a fresh batch of cookie all the time. The recipes included in this book ranges from the classic cookies to extremely weird recipes. Apart from the usual cookies, you can also refer to this book for recipes on cookie bars, brownies, and cookie frostings. Some of the classic cookie recipes included in this book are the Fruit Cookies, Oatmeal Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Sugar Cookies, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are also recipes for No-Bake Cookies, Nut Cookies, Christmas Cookies, and Refrigerator Cookies. On top of that, you can find a section for recipes that are practically unheard of. Some of the Unusually Odd cookies included in this section are Black Bean Brownies, Chinese Noodle Cookies, Potato Chip Cookies and Breakfast Bacon Cookies. You would never run out of ideas on what to serve your family for your next gathering. Most of the cookies included in this recipe are easy to bake, which means that it is the perfect cookie cookbook for baking novices.
The Cookies & Cups Cookbook: 125+ sweet & savory recipes reminding you to Always Eat Dessert First
Shelly Jaronsky of the famous Cookies & Cups has evolved from being just a blogger to an author as she pens The Cookies & Cups Cookbook: 125+ sweet & savory recipes reminding you to Always Eat Dessert First. If you are like me who has regularly followed her blog since its inception in 2008, this cookbook is surely heaven sent as her recipes are finally memorialized. (Or at least 125 of her recipes are.) You have the perfect opportunity to share her recipes with those who are not tech-savvy and it contains several recipes like the Chocolate Chip Cookie that has always been her children’s favorite. Since she has four sons, her recipes have been tested by the best critics found in her home. Moreover, since she is also a mother and wife, the recipes included in her book are easy to make because she understands that we do not always have time to cook complicated recipes. Apart from the usual dessert, her book also has several savory recipes that you can whip us easily. If you are not contented with just reading her blog, go get yourself and your loved ones a copy of her book.
Cookies are not only cookies. They sometimes evoke memories of our childhood and they always feel like home. Cookie cookbooks can be the gateway to these memories as they are home to the classic cookie recipes that we are familiar with. However, they also present innovations as they can provide a certain twist to an old favorite. For those who are looking into starting out a baking career, the five cookie cookbooks on this list can jumpstart your career or your learning experience. Watch as the pages of your cookie cookbook come alive in your own kitchen. Your house will be a home to newer memories and a place that welcomes guest with the best cookie scent. We hope our review has helped you in finding the perfect cookie cookbook for your pantry.