“Cookies are the cornerstone of pastry. But for many of us, they are also at the core of our memories, connecting our palate to our person.” Sarah Kieffer.
Cookies have a special place in my heart as my Nana taught me how to bake them. I have so many memories baking chocolate chip and snickerdoodle cookies with my Nana, Mom and Sister.
I am excited to have finally gotten a copy of 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More, it was tough to get as it keeps selling out everywhere. The cookbook has a wide variety of recipes including cookies, brownies, bars and more. One of the sections in the cookbook is all about “pan-banging” cookies, which I was really interested to test out.
I love a good snickerdoodle cookie and have been making them since I was really young. The version of the recipe I choose to make was the “pan-banging” version.
The recipe is very easy to understand. When you are making the cookies I would suggest setting two timers, the first one for the entire bake time and the second one for the first “pan-banging.” I lost track with one of the batches of cookies as to how many times I had done the “pan-banging,” luckily it was easy to tell they were done.
The cookies were delicious and are huge! We dropped some off to my aunt and my cousin and they loved them.
My Dad’s favorite cookies are sugar cookies so I decided to make these. The recipe was really easy to follow and make exactly 20 large cookies.
As I was making the cookies I had some cooling on a wire rack while I was putting more in the oven and turned around to find my cookies disappearing – I hadn’t even gotten my pictures yet and my family was eating them! I had to guard the next batch to be able to snap my pictures.
These sugar cookies were a big hit and you don’t have to worry about them going bad before they are all eaten.
I love to bake and 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More is a classic baking book every baker will want. This cookbook will definitely be one I use on a regular basis. The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients easy to find.
I tested these recipes when I was visiting my parents in Florida. My Mom doesn’t have a stand mixer so I used her hand mixer and it worked great with these recipes. Also, I didn’t have a scale and just used measuring cups for the ingredients without any issues.
It’s a great gift for any baker and right now it’s 60% off on Amazon (click the link below to purchase). Let me know what you bake first from this new staple cookbook.