Mixing Baking, and Reinventing the Classics
By Stacy Adimando
(Quirk Books, Hardcover, 9781594745355, 160pp.)
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
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cook•ie: a small flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm (often with chocolate chips, candies, or nuts mixed in); insanely delicious.
If you miss the days when snacks were simple and handmade, you’ll love this homespun encyclopedia of cookies. Full of hand-drawn illustrations and gorgeous photographs, The Cookiepedia features 50 classic recipes for everything from Amaretti and Animal Cookies to Gingersnaps, Rugelach, Snickerdoodles, and dozens of other favorites—plus hundreds of ideas for adapting recipes and making them your own.
Stacy Adimando lives in Brooklyn and is the deputy lifestyle editor for Every Day with Rachael Ray. She is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and contributor to Serious Eats.
“An encyclopedia of cookies. Oh yes. Buttery, chocolaty, fancy, fruity, spicy and nutty cookies fill the pages of this super cute book. It lays flat, too. Love that.”—Bakerella
“A spiral-bound cookbook bursting with more than 50 inspired cookie recipes, it’s set apart by fun extras: funky drawings, tips and tricks, copious room for recipe notes, and more.”—Grandparents.com
“All cookie lovers will enjoy preparing and improvising on classic cookies with this scrumptious cookbook.”—Library Journal
“For a decidedly fun, down-to-earth approach to baking, this one certainly looks the part: a notebook with a kraft paper cover, wire-bound pages, and simple line illustrations. But there's more to this than looks. While Adimando arms you with the basics, there's the intention and hope that you'll be inspired to create your own.”—Epicurious
“The Cookiepedia is written in a fresh, friendly style, like having a sister or a buddy in the kitchen with you.”—Sacramento Bee
“If you don't already own a great cookie baking book with standards and classics, this one will do the trick. If you own a million cookie books, you're still going to want this one. It's accessible, fresh, fun, and inspiring.”—Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn
“The recipes, delightful hand-drawn illustrations, and full-color photographs make [The Cookiepedia] an absolute delight.”—TucsonCitizen.com
“Totally fun…”—Chicago Daily Herald
“Every baker needs a go-to cookie book for basic standbys. This cute cookbook is it, and it makes the perfect stocking stuffer.”—FoodNetwork.com