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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The 250 Best Cookie Recipes Cookbook + Giveaway

If you have been following my foodie blog for the past 6 years you already know that I absolutely LOVE to bake! While I enjoy cooking, my passion is with baking! I love to bake all kinds of things from desserts, cookies, brownies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, bread...you name it, I like to bake it!

Today I am reviewing a cookbook titled "The 250 Best Cookie Recipes" by author Esther Brody, published by Robert Rose. The ISBN: 978-0-7788-0468-0. This softcover cookbook features 208 total pages with 16 color photo pages. The foodie photography in this cookbook is mouth-watering!

Cookies are usually made with straightforward ingredients and are very versatile. They can be eaten at your leisure, and when you're on the run it's great to grab a few to enjoy later. Perfect for coffee breaks, snacks or desserts, most of these delightful recipes are easy enough for even a novice baker to attempt.

Inside this cookbook you will find yummy recipes such as:

* Dad's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
* Golden Coconut Macaroons
* Mexican Wedding Cakes
* The Refrigerator Cookie
* Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
* Homemade Ladyfingers
* Delicate Lace Baskets
* Lacy Oatmeal Sandwiches
* Cream Cheese Shortbread
* Original Scottish Shortbread
* and many more!!!

My Thoughts: This cookbook is broken down into several different chapters. The first chapter is giving you all kinds of tips on making the perfect cookies from purchasing & using the right equipment to freezing cookies and cookie dough.

The recipes are broken down into cookie chapters: Drop Cookies, Hand-Shaped Cookies, Cut Cookies, Sliced Cookies, Biscotti, Specialty Cookies, Sandwich Cookies, No-Bake Cookies, Esther's Favorites, Holiday Cookies and Shortbread Cookies. I love that they are broken down like that because I can easily find the type of cookie recipe that I am looking for.

For example...a few days ago the family was hungry for some home-baked cookies. I was really busy and didn't have 3 hours to spend baking. I looked through the cookbook and found the chapter on No-Bake Cookies and made them the No-Bake Granola Peanut Treats (see photo below). These cookies are made on the stove-top and only require 5 ingredients to make them. In less than 15 minutes, I had about 3 dozen cookies made and cooling for them. Later that day, they snatched them up and had them just about gone until I got to them. They were a big hit!
No-Bake Granola Peanut Treats page 128
With the holidays coming I always go nuts baking cookies for my family and friends. This year I will be busy trying out at least a dozen more cookie recipes from this fabulous cookbook! You can find this book and thousands of others over at Robert Rose.

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win "The 250 Best Cookie Recipes Cookbook" by author Esther Brody and published by Robert Rose. Value $19.95.

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the USA & Canada ONLY who are age 18 and over. Please read the Terms of Service and Disclaimer Policy before entering. You must be a PUBLIC FOLLOWER of this Blog to have your entries count in my giveaways. (Follow via Google Friend Connect) All non-blog followers will have their entries disqualified after the giveaway closes. This giveaway will close on November 13th, 2013 at midnight EST time.


Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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