The Big Book of CookiesAuthor: Catherine Atkinson Valerie Barrett Joanna Farrow
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Paperback with flaps
Publish date: September 2005
Over 75 recipes for every type of cookie, from teatime treats to brownies and bars, and for ideas for festival celebrations, indulgent ideas and dessert cookies, to wholesome recipes, Everything from teatime treats to brownies and bars, and from festival gifts, indulgent celebrations, and rich dessert cookies to simple biscuits for sharing, savoury crackers, and low-fat confections for healthy eating With more than 350 glorious photographs, every recipe is accompanied by a picture of the finished cookie and illustrated step-by-step instructions to ensure perfect results every time Includes a thorough introduction to equipment, ingredients and essential techniques for making cookies, together with ideas for decorating cookies, storing and presentation and packaging for gifts Delights to sample include chocolate treacle snaps, Italian glazed lemon rings, apricot and pecan flapjack, praline pavlova cookies, mini fudge bites and sticky marmalade squares Features ideas for delicious savoury crackers, no-bake recipes and cookies for those on special diets, so no-one needs to miss out A must-have book for either the experienced home baker or the novice cook This book is perfect for anyone who loves baking cookies. From the simplest butter cookies to the most indulgent marbled caramel chocolate slice and the lightest, crispiest savoury cracker, there's something here for everyone to enjoy. The book opens with a thorough introduction to equipment, ingredients and essential techniques, which takes the reader step-by-step through the various different types of cookies. There are also sections on decorating cookies, storing them and even packaging them to present as gifts. The recipe collection features over 75 recipes for every occasion, from simple teatime treats and healthy, wholesome cookies to savoury ideas and rich and indulgent confections, which can double up as desserts. Each recipe is accompanied by beautiful colour photographs and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to ensure perfect results every time. Ideas to try include toffee apple and oat crunchies, ice cream sandwich cookies, Florentine bites and tea finger cookies. The Big Book of Cookies provides the novice home baker with all the essential know-how and the experienced cook with all the inspiration they will ever need to create an array of foolproof, delicious cookies.