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web250cookiecoverThe 250 Best Cookie Recipes


Esther Brody

Cookies, cookies and more cookies. I love em all. I guess you can say they are a weakness of mine. I am so excited to tell y’all about “The 250 Best Cookie Recipes” cookbook I received for review. This book has a little of everything…hand shaped, cut, sliced, biscotti, specialty and even some of the author’s favorites. The book starts out with tips for making the perfect cookie. This is a big help for anyone starting out as well as those that want to improve their baking skills. If y’all are looking for a fabulous cookie for the holidays author Esther Brody has ya covered.

Check out this great recipe included in the book:

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page 180, Shortbread 

  • Preheat      oven to 300°F (150°C)
  • Ungreased      cookie sheet
  • Cookie cutter

1 cup             softened butter                             250 mL

3⁄4 cup          granulated or fruit sugar             175 mL

21⁄2 cups       sifted  all-purpose flour                625 mL

1.         In a bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Gradually add flour, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Knead lightly. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

2.         On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 1⁄2-inch (1-cm) thickness. Using a cookie cutter or a glass dipped in flour, cut into desired shapes and place on cookie sheet. 
Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately transfer 
to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 3 dozen

Excerpted from The 250 Best Cookie Recipes by Esther Brody © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with publisher permission.


Who doesn’t remember the wonderful, warm aroma coming from the kitchen as Mom was baking cookies?

Cookies are usually made with straightforward ingredients and are very versatile. They can be eaten at your leisure, and when you’re on the run it’s great to grab a few to enjoy later. Perfect for coffee breaks, snacks or desserts, most of these delightful recipes are easy enough for even a novice baker to attempt.

With 250 recipes to choose from, you’ll find an extraordinary range of cookies for every occasion and for everyone from young to old. The recipes are broken down into easy-to-find-and-follow sections: Drop Cookies, Hand-Shaped Cookies, Sliced Cookies, Biscotti, Sandwich Cookies, No-Bake Cookies, and Holiday Cookies. And with cookie swaps becoming so incredibly popular, choosing just one recipe will be really tough.

Helpful baking tips are featured throughout the book, as are ingredient methods (for example, the correct way to melt chocolate), storage methods and even a cookie troubleshooting section. If you love to bake (and eat!) cookies, this is an absolute must-have for your kitchen

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