The All-American Cookie Book

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Cooking - 395 pages
For this trailblazing collection of America's favorite cookies, Nancy Baggett crisscrossed the nation, visiting small-town bakeries, chic urban cookie boutiques, rural inns, bed-and-breakfasts, farmers' markets, and the homes of locally renowned cooks. She combed through community cookbooks and searched out long-lost heirloom recipes, sure-handedly reworking every recipe in her own kitchen.
THE ALL-AMERICAN COOKIE BOOK celebrates regional gems from every corner of the country: Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Sugar Cookies, New York Black and Whites, New Mexican Biscochitos, Key Lime Frosties from Florida, and Mocha Espresso Wafers from Seattle. A sophisticated hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookie that was the closely guarded secret of an Oregon hostess is here, and so is a delightfully crisp (and easy to roll out) old-fashioned gingerbread cookie recreated from a handwritten 1880 notebook.
Homespun classics abound: Chocolate Whoopie Pies, Caramel Apple Crumb Bars, Chocolate Chunk Brownies, and Caramel-Frosted Brown Sugar Drops. The collection also features devastatingly delicious contemporary creations like Chewy Chocolate Chunk Monster Cookies and Cranberry-Cherry Icebox Ribbons. For children and adults alike, one of the most exciting chapters will be the lavishly illustrated ?Cookie Decorating and Crafts,” which includes everything from simple projects like Christmas cookies and Chocolate Gingerbread Bears to an elaborate gingerbread house. As Nancy Baggett tells the story of America's heritage, she slips in fascinating bits of history, showing the evolution of our homegrown baking traditions.

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By far, one of my favorite cookie books in my personal collection. Every single recipe I've tried is a keeper. If I had to downsize my library, this one would stay put. Be sure to see the Dairy Hollow House Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe on page 273 Read full review

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User Review  - Ellis - Borders

We bought this book a while ago...and EVERY recipe we have tried has been AMAZING!! The recipes are easy to follow, and they turn out perfectly every time. If you are looking for an excellent cookbook (specifically for cookies) - you must buy this book! Read full review


How to Make Great Cookies Every Single Time
Sugar Cookies and Shortbreads
Chocolate and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate and Mocha Cookies
Brownies Blondies and Other Bar Cookies
chapters Fruit Pumpkin and Carrot Cookies
Nut and Peanut Cookies
Oat Coconut and Sesame Seed Cookies
chapters Ginger Spice and Molasses Cookies
Cookie Decorating and Crafts

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About the author (2001)

Nancy Baggett is one of America's most respected baking teachers. She is the author of the best-selling All-American Cookie Book, The International Cookie Cookbook, and The International Chocolate Cookbook, which was named the best dessert cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Her work has appeared in Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Ladies' Home Journal. She has demonstrated her recipes on many television shows, including Good Morning America and CBS This Morning.

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