The Gourmet Cookie Book

The Gourmet Cookie Book

The Single Best Recipe From Each Year 1941-2009

Book - 2010
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For this stunning collection, the editors of Gourmet delved deep into their archives and selected the most delicious cookie for each year of the magazine's sixty-eight-year existence. After marathon testing sessions and winnowing from thousands of recipes--many sent in by readers--they chose an amazing array, from the almond-scented French-style Cajun Macaroons, from the magazine's beginnings in 1941, through Mocha Toffee Bars (1971), to the contemporary Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies. The enticing assortment includes Cookies of every type and description , from the homey (Aunt Sis's Strawberry Tart Cookies) to the exotic (Grand Marnier-Glazed Pain d'Epice Cookies), including balls, bars, refrigerator cookies, drop cookies, even deep-fried cookie confections. Cookies from around the world : from Dutch Jan Hagels to Irish oatmeal sandwich cookies filled with cream and Irish whiskey, to Scandinavian Rosettes. Dozens of Christmas cookies: Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies, star-shaped Moravian White Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies. Printed exactly as they originally appeared in the magazine, with abundant tips and recipe notes from Gourmet 's test kitchen, and with headnotes describing their cultural context, the recipes present a fascinating bite-by-bite history of how our appetites evolved.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2010.
ISBN: 9780547328164
Characteristics: xiii, 161 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Gourmet.


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Apr 05, 2011

Social history via cookie recipes! Very interesting and some very good cookies.

Mar 27, 2011

A great collection of recipes, including some unusual cookie recipes. Full colour photos for each cookie recipe. Easy to follow instructions and great layout.

Nov 16, 2010

I haven't actually made any of these yet, but the recipes are a lovely collection, and a fun journey through food history. I appreciate some of the lesser-known cookies - I wasn't constantly thinking that I had another/better version of the same thing.


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