The bar for home cooking and baking has been raised in the past several of years, with more and more people starting to bake and cook actively as a hobby, rather than just cooking to eat. People are using more complex recipes, looking for better and bigger flavors and wanting recipes that deliver a “wow” factor of some kind instead of just an “it’s ok.” Simply Sensational Cookies is a collection of 200 cookie recipes that are intended to raise the bar on cookie baking with more interesting and intense flavors and cookie recipes that will really get your mouth watering.
The table of contents divides the cookie recipes by type, and from it you wouldn’t know that you’ll find recipes like Rose Garden Party Meltaways, Espresso Chocolate Cardamom Crisps or Lavender Lemon Biscotti. The book also includes updated recipes for cookie jar staples, like rolled out butter cookies and loaded chocolate chip cookies, which keep the spirit of the original recipes but intensify their flavor to make them even better. The recipes are detailed and easy to follow, and they come with plenty of tips not only for making them the first time around, but for putting different flavor variations on them when you come back to them the next time. The photos that are included are bright and colorful, and they’ll definitely help you decide which recipe to start with.
The recipes cover such a wide range of flavors – and include some savory cracker-type cookies as well – that you will be able to find a recipe in here for any occasion. Many people leave the cookie baking for the holiday season, but there is never a bad time of year to enjoy a batch of home baked cookies and there is enough variety in here that you could try something new every day leading up to the holidays and take your cookie plates this year to a whole new level.
EmilyMarch 3, 2014
Definitely going to check this out. It’s interesting to see how people take something simple, like a cookie, and turn it into something unique and complex. The Daily Chip, a new online bakery, also offers unique types of cookies. The Daily Chip ships cookie dough anywhere in the US and includes Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chip dough, Ultimate Trail Mix dough and White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal dough.