Yum! That is the first word that comes to mind when opening up this gorgeous cookie recipe book! The descriptions leave your mouth watering. The bright, beautiful photographs make you feel like you could just reach out and take a cookie off the plate. Mindy is a creative genius not just in the writing of this recipe book but in the layout of it and her incredibly helpful hints.
The book is laid out in sections according to types of cookies. These include: drop, shortbread, sandwich, egg white, spritz, thumbprints, twice-baked, ruglelach/kolachkes, and bars.
The author also has a section for measurement conversions. She tells you how to stock your pantry with the basics for cookie baking ease. She devotes a chapter to various “tools” one would use most often and for speciality cookies. One of the amazing sections I found most interesting and useful was the section called: Tricks of the trade. This details how to best to store each type of cookie, how to measure certain types of ingredients, how to treat various types of dough, what types of heat sources work best for the cookie you’re creating, how to mix and combine ingredients, shaping and decorating and dipping cookies. Mindy Segal has thought of everything to make cookie making a delight!
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