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Cookbooks for National Cookie Day

December 4 is National Cookie Day… and wow, do we have some cookie cookbooks for you!

November 23, 2020

December 4 is National Cookie Day… and wow, do we have some cookie cookbooks for you!

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In this list: cookies, decorating your cookies, cookies for special diets.

 

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The Perfect Cookie

The Perfect Cookie
Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars

America’s Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen has years of experience making the very best cookies; in The Perfect Cookie, the test kitchen has collected all of that knowledge in one place for the definitive guide to cookie baking. This comprehensive anthology includes kitchen-tested, never-fail recipes for cookie jar classics, in addition to recipes for rich and chewy brownies, fruit-and-crumble-topped bars, quick no-bake confections, holiday favorites, and even candies like fudge and truffles; they’re all included in this gorgeous package, with a full-page photo showing off every recipe. And, as only the test kitchen can, there are tips and tricks throughout the chapters, as well as an introductory section to get you started with insight on everything from what makes a cookie chewy versus crispy to what baking sheet you should buy so that your cookies bake evenly every time. The result? The perfect cookie.

American Cookie

American Cookie
The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations

Anne Byrn

Each of America’s little bites—cookies, candies, wafers, brittles—tells a big story, and each speaks volumes about what was going on in America when the recipes were created. In American Cookie, the New York Times bestselling author and Cake Mix Doctor Anne Byrn takes us on a journey through America’s baking history. And just like she did in American Cake, she provides an incredibly detailed historical background alongside each recipe.

The Ultimate Cookie Book

The Ultimate Cookie Book
More Than 500 Best-Ever Treats Plus Secrets for Successful Cookie Baking

Better Homes and Gardens

This one-stop source, packed with more than 250 inspiring photos, gives home bakers a huge collection of 500 irresistible cookie recipes for every occasion. There are tried-and-true classics to pair with a glass of milk, such as Chocolate Chunk Cookies; treats perfect for holiday celebrations like Big Soft Ginger Cookies; and on-trend sweet-and-savory delights like Berry-Sage Thumbprints.

Betty Crocker's Cookie Book

Betty Crocker’s Cookie Book

Betty Crocker

Crispy, chewy, crunchy or chocolaty, cookies are always a favorite. This cookie book is filled to the brim with scrumptious recipes, from sweet treats to delight your family to dainty, delicious bites perfect for sharing with friends. You’ll find plenty of great new recipes and ideas, plus the most sought-after, tried-and-true classics to satisfy any cookie craving. Packed with gorgeous photos so you can see exactly what you’re making, it’s the only cookie book you’ll ever need! You’ll find the best cookies for:

The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book

The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book

Carolyn Wyman

A history, guidebook, and cookbook showcasing the chocolate chip cookie! Wyman tells the true story of the cookie’s invention; provides a state-by-state survey of bakeries and restaurants known for their chocolate chip cookie creations; and provides recipes for sour cream, pudding, kosher, vegan, and gluten-free cookies, as well as tips for taking your recipe to the next level.

Taste of Home Cookies, Bars & More

Taste of Home Cookies, Bars & More
201 Scrumptious Ideas for Snacks & Desserts

Catherine Cassidy

When it comes to cookies, what’s your favorite? Soft and gooey? Crisp and crunchy? What about buttery or chocolaty? Whichever cookies you crave, you’ll find them all here. Take a look inside this charming book of treats, and you’ll find staples like chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies as well as new favorites such as Rhubarb-Raspberry Bars and Peanut Butter Bites. Perfect for after-school snacks, coffee breaks, charity bake sales, potlucks, classroom treats and more, the goodies in this must-have collection are sure to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!

FamilyFun Cookies for Christmas

FamilyFun Cookies for Christmas
50 Cute & Quick Holiday Treats

Deanna F. Cook

This colorful collection of Christmas cookies is something to celebrate! With nearly 100,000 copies sold, it’s already a family favorite—and that’s no surprise with such scrumptious recipes as Chocolate Crinkles, Candy Cane Twists, Snowballs, and Raspberry Tarts to choose from. These cookies are as simple to bake as they are yummy to eat. Every recipe features steps that kids can easily handle, and ideas for variations that inspire creativity. Savor them, turn them into beautiful ornaments, or give them as a holiday gift—there’s excellent advice on wrapping and mailing them, too!

Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

Mrs. Fields Cookie Book
100 Recipes from The Kitchen of Mrs. Fields

Debbi Fields

From the creative force behind those famous Mrs. Fields cookies, 100 kitchen-tested recipes—from elegant tea cookies to fun cookies for baking with kids. Color photos show each finished cookie, plus dozens of baking techniques.

Dorie's Cookies

Dorie’s Cookies

Dorie Greenspan

Over the course of her baking career Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. To merit her approval, every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made again and again. Here she includes dozens of choices for cookie swaps, shows you how to make cookies unlike any you’ve seen before and presents those that bring out the inner tinkerer in all of us. In other words, the recipes she loves to share with her family and friends.

Slice & Bake Cookies

Slice & Bake Cookies
Fast Recipes from Your Refrigerator or Freezer

Elinor Klivans

For those short on time but long on cookie love, Slice & Bake Cookies comes to the rescue! Elinor Klivans, the baking expert behind Big Fat Cookies and Cupcakes!, shares 50 recipes that are quick to mix up, stash in the refrigerator or freezer, and have at the ready to slice and bake whenever a sweet craving strikes.

The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook

The Great Christmas Cookie Swap Cookbook
60 Large-Batch Recipes to Bake and Share

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping helps home bakers enter into the joy, camaraderie, and pure deliciousness of a cookie swap with a new collection of 60 favorite Christmas cookie recipes from around the world—each configured to make batches of at least eight dozen cookies. Choose from holiday classics and contemporary twists; they’re easy to make with everyday ingredients. And each recipe has been triple-tested for success in the famed Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, so you can bake with confidence.

Cookies for Christmas

Cookies for Christmas

Jennifer Dorland Darling

This collection of recipes offers old-world favorites and American classics, but it also will excite bakers with its wide variety of new cookies, flavor twists, and decorating ideas. More than 130 kitchen-tested recipes for a wide variety of cookies, including favorites, new cookie ideas, and shortcut cookies. Every full-page photo shows a gift-giving idea with directions.

Crazy About Cookies

Crazy About Cookies
300 Scrumptious Recipes for Every Occasion & Craving

Krystina Castella

Bakers everywhere went crazy over Krystina Castella’s Crazy About Cupcakes, and will go completely wild over these 300 clever cookie recipes. The baking phenomenon whips up delicious riffs on the classics and more adventurous offerings (like savory cornmeal olive cookies). There’s something for every occasion, from melt-in-your-mouth after-school snacks to fun Christmas cookie constructions. A basics section on doughs, toppings and decoration techniques makes this the cookie foundation every creative foodie needs.

Martha Stewart's Cookie Perfection

Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection
100+ Recipes to Take Your Sweet Treats to The Next Level

Martha Stewart Living

The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a new, fun source for anyone looking to make their go-to cookies even better and bolder. These recipes make ordinary cookies absolutely extraordinary—all the familiar favorites you love, but taken up a notch in variety, flavor, and creativity. Classic recipes discover new life with unexpected twists such as Brown-Butter Crinkle Cookies and Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies. Go over-the-top in super-sized fashion with Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies; get inspired by cultures around the globe with Brazilian Wedding Cookies and Stroopwafels; and celebrate with beautifully decorated holiday treats, such as Easter Egg Puzzle Cookies and Snowball Truffles.

Martha Stewart's Cookies

Martha Stewart’s Cookies
The Very Best Treats to Bake and To Share

Martha Stewart Living

Each tantalizing recipe is accompanied by a lush, full-color photograph, so you never have to wonder how the cookie will look. Beautifully designed and a joy to read, Martha Stewart’s Cookies is rich with helpful tips and techniques for baking, decorating, and storing, as well as lovely gift-packaging ideas in standout Martha Stewart style.

Cookies Unlimited

Cookies Unlimited

Nick Malgieri

More than a recipe book, Cookies Unlimited is an indispensable teaching tool, guiding the home baker through every step in the cookiemaking process. Malgieri clearly and carefully describes fundamental techniques as well as advanced baking skills; from whipping up simple chocolate chip refrigerator cookies to piping perfect meringues to building a stunning gingerbread house, every technique is explained. Each chapter includes both easy cookies and elaborate ones, ensuring that bakers of all experience levels will find Cookies Unlimited useful and accessible.

Southern Living Best Loved Cookies

Southern Living Best Loved Cookies
50 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Southern Morsels

Susan Hernandez Ray, Deborah Garrison Lowery

The South’s passion for home-baked cookies runs deep, so it’s no small mission to present the ultimate Southern cookie collection. But no one knows cookies better than Southern Living magazine’s editors and Test Kitchens professionals. They enthusiastically rose to the challenge of hand picking 50 top-rated, tried-and-true, uniquely Southern cookies from over 2,500 recipes.

 

Decorating Your Cookies

Decorating Cookies

Decorating Cookies
60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations & Everyday

Bridget Edwards

Let cookie guru Bridget Edwards guide you through more than 60 delicious cookie-decorating designs for every occasion and holiday, from luscious springtime daisies to spooky spider webs to personalized birthdays. Cookie dough and royal icing recipes are included, and every iced design features easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos.

Cookie Craft

Cookie Craft
From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions

Valerie Peterson, Janice Fryer

Beautifully decorated cookies are within reach for every home baker, thanks to the easy and practical methods developed by cookie-crafting enthusiasts Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. From rolling and cutting to flooding and piping, you’ll find dozens of techniques to turn plain cookies into fun treats for your next special occasion. With instructions for making stand-up cookies, tips on creating icing color palettes, and advice on freezing and shipping, the cookie fun never stops!

 

Cookies for Special Diets

Easy Flourless Muffins, Bars & Cookies

Easy Flourless Muffins, Bars & Cookies
Delicious Recipes for Healthy, Portable Gluten-Free Snacks

Amanda Drozdz

Indulge your sweet tooth the healthier way with the simple, quick and tasty delights in Easy Flourless Muffins, Bars & Cookies. All of the recipes come together in a snap and are completely gluten-free, using clever techniques and easily found wheat alternatives to get that scrumptious light and fluffy texture in muffins, and the classic chewy goodness in bars and cookies.

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Treats

Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero

Don’t run. Don’t hide. Vegan cookies are going to invade your cookie jar, one delicious bite at a time. Join award-winning bakers Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (authors of the hit cookbook Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World) as they continue their world-domination mission-with dairy- and egg-free batches of everyone’s favorite treats.

Gluten-Free Baking at Home

Gluten-Free Baking at Home
102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, And More

Jeffrey Larsen

A comprehensive, visual collection of more than 80 master recipes (with variations) for gluten- and allergen-free breads, muffins, scones, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, and more, developed and refined by a baking instructor/pastry chef to achieve stellar results every time.