Recently I received a copy of The Daily Cookie. I had no idea it was coming when it arrived at my house.
- Author: Anna Ginsberg
- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (November 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449420702
- ISBN-13: 978-1449420703
- Cover price $24.99
ABOUT THE DAILY COOKIE
The Daily Cookie: 365 Tempting Treats for the Sweetest Year of Your Life is a veritable cookiepedia served up with lighthearted historical and celebratory anecdotes, quotes, and trivia designed to inspire the baker in you 365 days a year.
With The Daily Cookie, there’s no need to wait for an occasion to bake a batch of cookies. Every day is cause to celebrate, whether it’s Elvis’s birthday (Peanut Browned Butter Banana-Bacon Cookies), Day of the Ninja (Chocolate “Ninjabread” Cookies), or Squirrel Appreciation Day (Caramel Nut Bars).
While the occasions are sometimes a little offbeat, the recipes are seriously good, with tried-and-true instructions and tips for getting the best results. Best of all, each of the 365 recipes features a full-color photograph of the finished cookie.
Whether you like chewy, crispy, chunky, bars, brownies, supereasy (some even no-bake), sweet, salty, savory, or even vegan and gluten-free options, there’s something for everyone every day in The Daily Cookie.
Anna Ginsberg is a self-taught home cook and grand-prize winner of the 41st Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and numerous other local and national cooking contests. She has appeared on the Today show and has cooked onstage with Oprah Winfrey. She details her cookie-baking adventures in her Cookie Madness blog, cookiemadness.net. You can also find Anna on Twitter @Cookie_Madness.
I haven’t had the opportunity to go through it thoroughly. It’s kind of interesting that the book recognizes one holiday per day, and tells a little about that holiday or a food associated with it. There are lots of pictures, about one per page. Recipes look simple to understand and call for ordinary ingredients. Cooking and prep time are not included, something I think all cookbooks need. This looks like it would be a good cookbook for those that enjoy making (and eating) cookies, as well as those who enjoy entertaining.
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