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Paperback 400 Sensational Cookies Book

ISBN: 0778802299

ISBN13: 9780778802297

400 Sensational Cookies

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Award-winning author Linda J. Amendt shares her exceptional recipes and inspiration for baking great cookies for all those special occasions and as everyday treats. Nothing beats the enticing aroma of freshly baked cookies still warm from the oven. Cookies are the ultimate comfort food and they are a welcome treat any time of the year. These tasty little morsels are terrific any day of the year and perfect for thoughtful gifts, holidays, bake sales...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

The Best Cookie Book Ever!

I have used lots of cookbooks over the years. Betty Crocker, my families recipe cards, Holiday Cookie Books, you name it. This one tops them all! The ingredient lists are perfect and easy to read,the directions easy to follow,from Novice to Master, you couldn't ask for more! There is a great section in the beginning about ingredients, and each section opens with methods to make those type of cookies. The color photo inserts are a real added bonus, just beautiful. There is a section for problems,such as if your cookies are too dry,along with solutions. There is a supply section and even the index is pristine. I would recommend this book for bakers of all ages, and I know it will become the most treasured resource in your library!


This is the BEST cookie book on the market. Linda Amendt is a primo cookbook writer, and I sincerely wish all cookbooks were written as well as hers. She is typically thorough, comprehensive, knowledgeable, but also very easy to understand and read. This book includes a great clear discussion of cookie baking equipment, ingredients (yes, there are lots of different kinds of sugar which have different results), do's and don'ts, problems and how to fix them, which cookies ship well, and even how to win cookie baking contests. All the recipes are easy to follow, clear -- and they all sound delicious. There are whole chapters on brownies, chocolate chip cookies, dream cookies, bar cookies, and more. Some are old favorites, some are interesting variations of old favorites, some are utterly exotic adventures, and some are just -- "OOOOOH, that sounds so GOOD". My favorites so far are German Chocolate Brownies,Orange Marmalade Cookies, White Chocolate Chip Cookies (with macadamia nuts and almond extract!), Banana Rum Oatmeal Cookies, Butterscotch Dreams, and Favorite Sugar Cookies. But there's alot more to go, and my family and friends will be feasting throughout the holiday season, and well into the coming year. Some of the other cookie books on the market are pretentious coffee-table books(does a cookie really have to be a confection that looks like a sculpture?), slapdash (you wonder if anyone actually baked these cookies), or just plain ordinary. 400 Sensational Cookies escapes all those cookbook traps, and is a solid, practical book -- one everyone will actually USE, not put on the shelf to gather dust. I can foresee where my copy will be dog-earred with use, and I might have to buy another copy in a couple years. I'm buying this book for all my cookie baking friends for Christmas. It's the Best!

Wonderful Cookie Book!

400 Sensational Cookies is a wonderful and incredibly informative book that belongs in the kitchen of everyone who loves to bake cookies. There are detailed chapters on ingredients and equipment, and an extensive chapter on how to bake perfect cookies. The ingredients chapter is quite impressive. The author not only discusses individual ingredients but also explains how different ingredients interact with each other and the results they produce in cookie baking. In the thorough equipment chapter, she covers all of the pans and tools used in cookie baking. The how-to chapter is terrific. It is packed with techniques and baking instructions to help you turn out great cookies. Have problems with your cookies spreading out really thin, burning on the bottom, sticking to the pan, or they turn out tough or just don't have much flavor? This chapter provides the solutions. There's even a quick reference Problem Solver at the back of the book. Although already an experienced baker, I learned quite a lot from reading this book and I'm now an even better cookie baker. The recipe collection is quite extensive and there are so many new and exciting recipes created by the author to explore. I've tried a number of recipes from this book and they have all turned out beautifully and have really great flavor. They are so good that it's hard to stop eating them! Some of my favorite cookies so far are: Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cookies, Amaretti, Spumoni Biscotti, Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies, Cranberry Coconut Squares and Almond Pockets. I love how much flavor these cookies have and I can't wait to try even more of the author's first-rate recipes. My family is clamoring for more of these yummy cookies! These cookies are not only really delicious, they also are very pretty and many are quite colorful. The photograph pages contained in the book are beautiful and the cookies seem to jump right off the page. The cookies I've tried look just as good as the pictures. I love the tips included on each recipe page and all of the neat cookie ideas the author included throughout the book. They're very helpful and really add to the value of the book. I'm giving a copy of 400 Sensational Cookies to everyone I know for Christmas!

Complete, educational, diverse, fun!

This is a fabulous cookbook for many reasons: 1.) Included are easy to read and follow chapters on baking equipment, tools and ingredients. Helpful tips are also included with each recipe. 2.) The layout for each recipe is clean and offers measurements in English and S1. 3.) The photos are tantalizing and inspiring 4.) The recipe list is diverse and interesting, offering classics and new types Most of all the author is inspired, and obviously has a passion for the subject. A must for any baker!
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