The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential Cookie Cookbook

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Countryman Press, 2004 - Cooking - 509 pages
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The bakers begin by singling out the "Nine Essential Cookies" and variations that reflect a variety of tastes, textures, and ingredients:

  • brownies
  • sugar cookies
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • shortbread
  • oatmeal cookies
  • peanut butter cookies
  • molasses-ginger cookies
  • biscotti
  • decorated cookies here in one place.
  • The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion includes full chapters on drop cookies, roll-out cookies, shaped cookies, batter cookies, no-bake cookies, and bars and find a thorough overview of the essential ingredients of cookie baking, explaining the chemistry of flours and grains, leavens, sweeteners, fats, dairy products, flavorings, and the science of how these ingredients work and variations; measuring and weighing ingredients; even advice on high-altitude baking. Recipes are enhanced with sidebars providing hints, shortcuts, troubleshooting advice, and recipe lore. And each recipe is accompanied by a complete nutritional analysis. Illustrations throughout the book provide clear step-by-step instructions that take the mystery out of such baking terms as "creaming," "soft-ball stage," and "folding." Finally, a comprehensive illustrated chapter describes the essential line black & white illustrations.

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    User Review  - suzemo - LibraryThing

    This is easily my favorite cookie (and brownie, biscotti, etc.) book. There are a ton of wonderful recipes, with lots of variations, and there is an absolute ton of general baking information that you can use in all kinds of baking. Read full review

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    User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

    So many pages bookmarked for later. I keep coming back to several recipes and making and remaking them. For instance,the oatmeal cookie section. Love how they break how crispy, crunchy, chewy...exactly the advice you want when deciding what kind of cookies to make. Read full review

    About the author (2004)

    King Arthur Flour is the largest single educator of bakers in the world. Employee owned since 1996, the company conducts a yearly national baking class tour that has provided free baking classes to many thousands of bakers across the U.S. The company also publishes The Baking Sheet, a newsletter of recipes and baking information. The Baker's Catalogue, a wholly owned subsidiary, sponsors an online baking forum, The Baking Circle, on its parent company's Web site. The company's 2003 release, The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion, was selected as one of the best cookbooks of the year by Food & Wine, People, and many other national publications. Other books by King Arthur Flour include The Original King Arthur Flour Cookbook, The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion, and King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking. All the bakers at King Arthur Flour work from their 12-sided post-and-beam headquarters in Norwich, Vermont.

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