I LOVE COOKIES AND THIS COOKBOOK; "COOKIE LOVE" BY AWARD WINNING PASTRY CHEF MINDY SEGAL
April 28, 2015
The introduction provides a good explanation of the author's background and thought process about baking. It sets the tone for how many of the recipes in the book were arrived at through experimenting with variations of ingredients or techniques. Included in many of the recipes are some suggested variations to try with the recipes for the adventurous baker looking for ideas.
The recipes of the book are grouped by cookie type such as drop cookies, sandwich cookies, bars, etc. The book also includes information on where to buy some of the unusual ingredients, thoughts for consideration on what types of ingredients to stock, equipment to use, techniques to employ, and measurement conversions.
While there are recipes that cookie bakers will recognize (e.g. chocolate chip cookies, thumbprints) the majority of the recipes in the book take a much more creative spin than what you will find in traditional cookbooks. Examples include citrus and brown butter shortbread, honey peach & honeycomb kolachkes, and smoky bacon candy bar cookies. In general, the recipes are ordered within a theme from easier to more difficult to allow you to work your way up to the more challenging recipes.
The photographs in the book showcase well the ingenuity of the recipes.I want to try all of the recipes.