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Easy Cookie Recipe

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Easy Cookie Recipe
Easy cookie recipe books reviewed below have hundreds of original and classic treats. These show that the baker is only limited by their imagination and that there is an endless amount of toppings and fillings.

The Drummer Boy

The Drummer Boy is my latest novel about the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo who haunts a modern day army nurse.

Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War.

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Cookie Recipes

The Cookiepedia as the name suggests, is a one stop guide too over 50 classic cookie recipes with hundreds of alternative toppings suggestions. The author, Stacy Adminando, writes with such enthusiasm and encourages the reader to try out their own ingredients. For example, the everything but the kitchen sink ones have over 16 alternative mix-ins which includes honey roasted nuts, tortilla chips, toffee bits and chocolate covered peanuts.

Stacy Adminando is well placed to write this encyclopedia because she is of Italian American descent and has grown up cooking and eating these baked lovingly by her grandmother, mother and sisters. She has taken these easy homemade cookie recipes along with classic ones and shares them with the reader. This includes her grandma's butter balls recipe. Other family favourites include cornmeal with rosemary, frosted maple pecan and brownies recipes.

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It is written in a relaxed manner and is bound in a spiral notebook effect that aids this informal approach. This notepad style is further enhanced by a really useful notes section after each so that home cooks can write their own suggestions and reminders so that they too will soon have family favourites.

Another joy of this is the tips that Stacy leaves at the end of each page such as using a toothpick to test to see if it has baked properly or resting the dough when making Italian biscuits to that they will plump up in the oven. Those who like them thick and chewy learn that by chilling the dough for a couple of hours or even overnight they will be rewarded for their patience.

Read the Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe page.

It is useful for those who have been baking for a while and those who are novices to the pleasure of baking for loved ones. Stacy Adminando opens with chapters about the range of equipment used by home cooks such as the best brownie pan, sheets and parchment paper. There is a guide to terminology with conversion charts from US to imperial and metric weights and measures. Tricks of the trade include decorating such as piping a design with a pastry bag and icing.


The Cookiepedia is aimed at the American market and happily reads easily enough to the UK audience. The text is ever so easy to follow and the language in no way detracts. Readers soon learn that the US call icing frosting and the cups measurements used in the US do make baking much simpler.

One of the many things that we like is the two page photo containing each biscuit that introduces each section. This enables the reader to feast their eyes on the delights to come. Larger photos also accompany some of them and sections include buttery, chocolaty, fancy, fruity, spicy and nutty and seedy cookies.

Those enjoyed by us include dried fruit, fig bars with orange zest, amaretti with chewy centres, vanilla meringues, madeleines, gingersnaps dusted in sugar and almond biscotti.

We loved the alternative suggestions that are included. For example in the old fashioned sugar cookies recipe Stacy Adminando suggests adding grapefruit juice and zest for those who like citrus or adding pistachios. Other alternative suggestions are peppermint cream filling for the sandwich and white chocolate chips for brownies.

Read the Homemade Brownie Recipe page.

More useful advice are the how to eat and serving suggestions. So for the Florentines with drizzles Stacy suggests adding ice cream to make sandwiches.

It really is a jolly book as well as charming and the happy comments by Stacy shows her love for the subject. Who can fail to smile at her introduction to her pistachio butter:

Don't tell the other cookies in this book, but these green beauties may be my hands-down favourite. The recipe practically invented itself on a wintry Sunday morning in my kitchen. Once I had ground the pistachios into a gorgeous olive-oily paste, a dose of the darkest brown sugar seemed like the only appropriate contrast. Flooded with a tongue-happying salty-nutty flavour and plenty of baked-in sugary crystals, the chewy result is borderline indescribable. Okay, I'm stopping now.

Look no further if you want a comprehensive homemade cookies recipe book packed full to share with your friends and family. It is ideal for cooks of all experiences with these that are so simple to make but full of flavour.

It was published in 2011 by Quirk Books, Philadelphia.

Buy The Cookiepedia.

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