The 250 Best Cookie Recipes


Who doesn’t like cookies? I know I have to do a lot of baking for the kids schools (bake sales, Gameathon, Santa’s Workshop, etc.), and cookies also go over well. Plus cookies are great for coffee breaks, snacks, and desserts. In The 250 Best Cookie Recipes, there are over 250 cookie recipes to pick from. There is literally something for everyone in there. The majority of the recipes can be done by even the most novice baker. The recipes are also broken down, so they are easy to find: Drop Cookies, Hand Shaped Cookies, Sliced Cookies, Biscotti, Sandwich Cookies, No Bake Cookies, and Holiday Cookies. There are also helpful baking tips sprinkled throughout the book. The book even goes over the correct way to melt chocolate, storage methods, and even has a troubleshooting section!

I highly recommend The 250 Best Cookie Recipes!

Cooking For Geeks

Can I just tell you how much I love this book? It has to be one of the coolest cookbooks out there. I’m serious. Not only does it have recipes for you to try in here, but it explains the science of it too.  It tell you the “how” and the “why” which is just what a geek and a kitchen newbie need and want.  Cooking For Geeks will inspire you to be more creative in the kitchen, because you understand how things work instead of just throwing it all together. However, as cool as the science of cooking is, the interviews are the best! There are interviews with researchers, food scientists, knife experts, chefs, and writers!  My favorite interview has to be with Adam Savage from Mythbusters.  His answers just made me laugh (you’ll  have to read the book about what myths about roadkill he’d love to do!).

This is a book for everyone — the kid going to college, a novice in the kitchen, and even somebody who has been cooking for 30 years.  I can guarantee you will learn something by reading Cooking For Geeks!

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