Cookbook Overviews

Sweet Treats: Dorie’s Cookies

I have a problem when I go to my local library to browse the cookbooks, I always end up picking up baking cookbooks. Yes, I do have a sweet tooth! My latest baking cookbook find is Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. This is a huge, quite comprehensive cookie cookbook. So if you want any type of cookie recipe you will probably find it here.

Greenspan is an award-winning cookbook author and columnist for The New York Times Magazine. She has written over a dozen cookbooks and Epicurious picked her cookbook Baking: From My Home to Yours as one of their top ten essential cookbooks.

One thing I noticed right away about this cookbook was the categories she uses for her cookies. Check them out:

  • Brownies, bars, break-ups and biscotti (wonder what break-ups are?)
  • Cookies for every day, any day
  • Cookies for weekends, holidays and other celebrations (interesting distinction)
  • The beurre & sel collection (butter and salt, in case your French is not up to snuff)
  • Cocktail cookies (cookies to eat with cocktails or cookies that taste like cocktails?)
  • Cookie go-alongs and basics (I guess these are fillings and icings)

I’m really excited to make some of these treats. I already made the brownies the other night when we needed a little something sweet after dinner (will share later). My favorite brownie recipe is Barefoot Contessa’s (will also share later), but these were super simple and a close runner-up to the Contessa’s.

See you later in the week with some yummy (I hope) cookie recipes!

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