I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you really can’t have too many cookie recipes. Even if you have a couple of repeats from book to book (of chocolate chip, for instance), the few that are repeated are generally the most popular and it’s actually quite convenient to have multiple places to find them. 101 Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes is a cookbook comprised only of cookie recipes and the appeal of it is that each one is exactly what the title promises: easy. They’re the kind of cookies that you’ll always have the ingredients on hand for or, at the very least, you can make after a single quick trip to any grocery store.
The book has no illustrations and reminds me (in a good way) of some really old-fashioned cookbooks I have, volumes that were put together years ago by churches and schools as fundraisers, where each child/family/participant was asked to submit one favorite recipe. The cookies have that exact same kind of favorite, homemade charm that doesn’t necessarily come across with a super glossy, high profile cookbook. It is divided up into several chapters – bar cookies, drop cookies, shaped cookies, rolled cookies and no bake cookies – and there is a good variety of flavors throughout each, some familiar and some more creative. Most will take only a couple of minutes to throw together and all are guaranteed to taste good with a glass of milk
Now, I’m not the first – and most certainly won’t be the last – blogger to check out this book. If you want a few more perspectives, check out Cookie Madness (and a recipe for Colossal Double Chocolate White Chip Cookies) and Cooking with Anne (and Orange Cream and Cookies). Both of these sample recipes are also available on the Easy Peasy website.