Cookies Are Magic
Maida Heatter was right. Happiness IS baking cookies! Cookies ARE love.
Growing up, one of my favorite weekends of the year was the weekend before Christmas when my mother allowed me to spend two whole days (and sometimes a few school nights) making Christmas cookies for the family celebrations to come. Christmas morning was great and all, but carefully selecting recipes and pulling double-batches of warm and sugary goodness out of the oven was my idea of of a maker's paradise. It didn't matter to me that my father and brother (and his friends) appeared out of nowhere to gobble up all my good work. In fact, it was all the better because it just meant I could make more cookies. More drops. More pinwheels. More sugar cutouts. More teacakes. More butter sandwiches.
Many of the recipes I used to develop my baking skills when I was a kid were actually Maida Heatter's recipes, so you can add this book to your collection with the confidence of knowing that her recipes work well and are reliable. This book has a lovely variety of cookie recipes and the directions are simple and friendly.
From the Publisher:
Whether you are a chocolate chip or an old-fashioned gingersnap, this is the only cookie book you'll ever need -- from one of the best bakers of all time.
Maida Heatter is one of the most trusted and beloved cookbook authors of all time. Her recipes, each a modern classic, have inspired extraordinary bakers such as Dorie Greenspan, Christina Tosi, and Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman, whose foreword introduces the joy of Maida's cookies to a new generation.
Maida knew that cookies are the key to happiness, and she always kept them nearby: a fudgy, minty Palm Beach Brownie in her purse, neatly wrapped in cellophane, a batch of Absolutely-the-Positively-Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the freezer, or a box of delicate brandy snaps ready for an elegant gift.
Now, Cookies Are Magic collects nearly 100 of Maida's very best recipes from her "legendary" (New York Times) 50-year career-her crispiest, crunchiest, and most ooey-gooey cookies, bars, and more.
Developed for foolproof baking by anyone, each recipe is written with Maida's warm but no-nonsense instructions and carries her guarantee that it will work perfectly every time. Filled with classic sugar cookies, tart lemon bars, cookie kisses, and chocolate and peanut butter ripples, this is the only cookie book you will ever need.
About the Author:
Maida Heatter, a.k.a. "the Queen of Desserts," was the author of nine classic dessert cookbooks, including the New York Times best-seller and James Beard Award-winning Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts. She was a member of the James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame, has been named to Cook's Magazine's Who's Who in Cooking, and was one of the first people inducted into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame.
Release Date: April 2020