Thursday, May 14, 2015

Review: Cookie Love by Mindy Segal

A new, edgier take on baking cookies, from a James Beard Award-winning chef and the owner of the popular Chicago restaurant, HotChocolate.

Mindy Segal is serious about cookies. And Cookie Love is your new go-to, never-fail reference for turn-out-perfectly-every-time cookie recipes. Mindy, award-winning pastry chef and self-professed “cookie nerd,” shares all of her secrets for turning classic recipes into more elevated, fun interpretations of everyone’s favorite sweet treat. From Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle Cookies and Fleur de Sel Shortbread with Vanilla Halvah, to Malted Milk Spritz and Peaches and Cream Thumbprints, Segal’s recipes are inspired and far from expected. Inside you’ll find more than sixty perfected recipes for every kind of cookie including drop cookies, bars, sandwich cookies, shortbread, thumbprints, and more, as well as the best tricks and tools of the trade and everything you need to know to build the ideal cookie pantry. A must-have for anyone looking to up their cookie-baking game, Cookie Love is a celebration of the most humble, delicious, and wonderful of baked treats.



Received for review.

I simply cannot pass by a cookbook, especially one about cookies, without taking a look so I was thrilled to receive this.

This is not your usual cookie cookbook.  There are some rather unusual recipes that include ingredients such as cocoa nibs that are a bit difficult to find locally for some of us and must be ordered online.  While there are the standard Snickerdoodles there are also yummy things such as Barter Brownies and an entire chapter with several shortbread recipes including a delicious sounding Smoked Chocolate Sables.

While I probably will not make 99% of the recipes included in the book it was an entertaining book and made me look at cookies in a different way.  I certainly highly recommend it.

★★★★ = Really Liked It



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