Google+ Reading Teen: This-n-That: The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This-n-That: The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books; Spi edition (September 6, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594745358
ISBN-13: 978-1594745355

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Trendy cupcakes may come and go, but cookies are a timeless treat! If you miss the days when snacks were simple and handmade, you'll love this homespun encyclopedia of cookies. Full of hand-drawn illustrations, gorgeous photographs, and easy how-tos, The Cookiepedia features updated recipes for everything from Amaretti and Almond Biscotti to Mint Thins, Macaroons, Chocolate Chip Cookies and dozens of other favorites--more than 50 recipes in all. With a lovely lie-flat binding and a delightfully whimsical design, The Cookiepedia will be a trusted companion for a new generation of bakers

My review:
My main household chore is cleaning the kitchen.
It has been my main chore since I was 10.
2-4 times a day.
And I don't necessarily love cooking. Well because, yeah it involves me walking into the kitchen.
So naturally, I hate being in the kitchen.
But recently, I have found a passion for baking.
And I don't even care if I have to do the 17 billion dishes afterwards, because I love it, that freaking much.
Weird, right?
So when Quirk sent The Cookiepedia to my mom, of course I stole it from her, and told her that it is now mine.
This book is absolutely amazing.
Not only does it have creative, yummy, and easy cookie recipes but it also has handy stuff that is useful to know.
For example: The very first page has Butter Math, and the ingredients for The Basic Cookie.
Plus, it explains to you, why it is important to let butter become room temperature.
(I didn't know that it is important. That's why I've been putting a stick of butter in the microwave for 15 seconds before I start baking all this time)
It also has little places next to the recipes where you can add notes if you'd like.
It's the little things like that, I think makes a cookbook (of any sort) that much better and useful.
And then, on all the other glorious pages of delicious cookies,
there are so many recipes I cannot wait to try.
The one I'm most excited to are the Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink-Cookies!
(I am definitely trying them with the Cool Ranch Doritos)

I have made it my goal to try all of these cookie recipes.
So everyone get ready to devour deliciousness.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm cookies! I hate to cook myself but I'll have to check this one out. Thanks!


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