Weekend cooking: Big, Soft, Chewy Cookies by Jill Cleave

I don’t think I ever planned to blog about a baking book, but this one is so great that I can’t help it. So it came quite in handy to find this great meme to participate in. It is called “weekend cooking” and participants share anything that is vaguely food related. It is hosted by Beth Fish. So, here we go.

I’m not a very passionate baker and I’m not good at it either (i.e., I hate baking and suck at it). However, I do like cookies and thought a cookie baking book might be a good idea. So I got Big, Soft, Chewy Cookies by Jill Cleave.

The cookie recipes are absolutely yummy, not very hard to do and produce delicious results. The five or six recipes I tried so far all turned out great and I got lots of compliments on them. Contrary to an amazon review it is also suitable for the inexperienced baker.  At least  so far I had no problems with the recipes.

The book is divided into different sections, drop cookies (my favourites as they are time savers), shaped cookies, bar cookies and holiday cookies. It does not offer any pictures. Some might say a cookbook always needs pictures, but I disagree. Without them I’m under no pressure to create a cookie looking exactly like the one in the book, and that is a good thing.

If you consider buying only one cookie baking book, then let it be this one.

For more weekend cooking posts go here.

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  1. I adore soft cookies — so this sounds like a great one for me. Yep, I almost always make drop or bar cookies — quick and easy, no rolling and cutting.

    You know, I never thought about the fact that the photos in cookbooks could be intimidating. My niece has just discovered baking, and I’m going to consider this book for her (and for me too).

    Thanks for playing along this week.
    .-= Beth F´s last blog ..Weekend Cooking: Review and Giveaway of SOS! by Aviva Goldfarb =-.


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