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The Art of the Cookie offers delicious cookie recipes and innovative decorating ideas for a cookie exchange This book differs from others on the market in its focus on the art of decorating cookies rather than the techniue of baking them Recipes are selected for their visual appeal as much as for their flavorA beautifully crafted cookie is a work of art and beloved by all Still warm cookies fresh from the oven are irresistibly enticing but decorating the treats doubles the fun Whether it's a cookie exchange holiday gathering or Mother's Day tea decorated cookies are a sweet and memorable addition to any special occasion The Art of Cookie presents over 40 delectable recipes and inspiring decorating ideas With a focus on transforming a simple cookie into a masterpiece each recipe promises both exceptional flavor and visual appeal The cookie recipes are divided into two main chapters The first offers favorite and versatile roll and cut dough recipes such as brown sugar cookies and gingerbread followed by clever yet simple ideas for decorating them vibrant vanilla sugar flowers alphabet shapes flooded with icing and sprinkled with colorful sugars and petits fours stacked to resemble a miniature wedding cake The second chapter includes classics with a modern twist such as sparkly macarons wreath shaped sugar cookies baked with lemon and thyme and decorated with icing ornaments and striped cookies that taste and look like peppermint sticks Recipes for various fillings to use with many of the cookies round out the collection Packed with gorgeous colorful photographs this book has all the encouragement and know how you'll need to create artful cookies that look as if they were purchased from a pastry shop

10 thoughts on “The Art of the Cookie Baking up Inspiration by the Dozen

  1. says:

    More for the decorator than the baker this lovely book shows how to take a few basic recipes and turn them into gorgeous masterpieces Definitely a great start for someone who wants to try cookie decorating

  2. says:

    When I purchased this book I thought it would teach me about the subtle fusion of craft and science which inheres in producing great cookies Instead Kaldunski's book is focused on the art of presenting beautiful cookies especially by decorating them In fairness she does offer a good number of excellent cookie recipes Neapolitans meringue spirals pistachio sables lemon thyme wreaths apricot pistachio biscotti and dried cherry shortbread The text concludes with some useful recipes for icings glazes and fillings which may be used at will I just expected something else

  3. says:

    While this book is light on actual recipes what it does offer is well worth your time This book showcases several simple recipes that with slight variations offer stunning works of cookie art In particular the Lemon Window Panes pg 26 not only are tasty but look beautiful The Ceramic Tile Cookies pg 33 are also gorgeous and perfect for a fancy tea party

  4. says:

    This book is mostly about decorating though it has some good base recipes I wish there were recipes in this book instead of different ways to decorate There are also a few items that need special tools that most people won't have and won't purchase just for one cookie recipe This is definitely holiday themed and would be a good cookie for cookie swap starters or a hostess gift

  5. says:

    loved making those cookies

  6. says:

    yummy photos recipes sounded a bit time consuming than I have time for

  7. says:

    This is a great book The recipes are easy to follow and the results are lovely A great book for when you need a change in holiday or anytime really cookies or are feeling creative

  8. says:

    Lots of good recipes to try Some will be a bit time consuming but they look they will be worth it There are also some good ideas for presentation and decorating