Adimando, Stacy The Cookiepedia

Adimando, Stacy The Cookiepedia

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The Cookiepedia, written by Stacy Adimando and published by Quirk Books, has just been released! I've been looking forward to this one! In it, the author says that she twisted, morphed and tweaked the old-school recipes into someting easy and new. Unlike your typical cookie cookbook, The Cookiepedia is categorized in a different way. The chapters she used to delineate the cookies are Buttery, Chocolaty, Fancy, Fruity, Spicy and Nutty/Seedy. Each of the sections include examples of rolled, dropped, shaped and bar type delights. Every chapter begins with a beautiful two page photo of all the cookies in it and then there are additional photos and fun line drawings throughout. The fifty recipes in The Cookiepedia really come across as the best-of-the-best. In addition to delicious recipes for the classics, like Brownies and Snickerdoodles, there are also intriguing new ideas, like Salt and Pepper cookies, which are actually a savory treat to eat with soup or chili. The recipes for the popular Black & White Cookies, French Macarons and Palmiers offer tips so you can get them just right. And the bright Green Tea leaf cookies colored with matcha powder or the jewel toned Thumbprints would make a striking impression on your friends. I enjoyed reading the interesting blurb that the author includes with each recipe to explain a little more about it. I also appreciated the handy conversion chart on the back cover that compares American, Imperial and Metric measurements. All in all, The Cookiepedia is an excellent addition to your cookbook shelf!