When I was a kid I dreamed of working at King Arthur, both because I have always loved to bake and their flours and ingredients selections were a paradise for someone growing up in rural America. Even now I always get a little giddy when a new or updated cookbook comes out. Or their newsletters drop in my email. Or their catalog shows up at my door. You could call me a superfan.
In the Essential Cookie Companion, beginning bakers will find excellent recipes, method explanations, and illustrations to help guide them in their exploration of the wide and delightful universe of cookies. The text is written in a simple and matter of fact voice, making this an excellent cookbook for getting kids into interpreting, assembling, baking delicious cookies. And, let's be honest, cookies are often the best gateway for getting kids and teenagers into the kitchen for basic lifeskills and survival.
More experienced bakers will have a reliable reference for an entire world of cookies, method tips-and-tricks, and incredibly handy reference sheets for volume and weight conversions - some of which I should tattoo on my arm, I use them so often in recipe testing.
From the Publisher:
Newly revised and updated―The must-have cookie cookbook for bakers of all levels with over 400 recipes from America's most trusted baking resource.
From the perfect chocolate chip cookie (whether you prefer it chewy, crisp, or in-between) to simple sugar cookies ranging in flavor from lemon to cinnamon to vanilla, from brownies and blondies to shortbread, graham crackers, macaroons, chocolate biscotti―you'll discover more than 400 delightful cookies in these pages.
From classic flavors to modern techniques, these recipes will inspire and satisfy cookie lovers and bakers at every skill level. King Arthur Baking Company's talented and trusted test kitchen experts provide an overview of essential cookie ingredients―updated and revised―along with step-by-step instructions and illustrations that result in visually impressive and incredible-tasting cookies.
Recipes are enhanced with sidebars full of hints, shortcuts, troubleshooting advice, and recipe lore. With tips on substitutions and variations; information about gluten-free flours; details on measuring and weighing ingredients; instructions for making icings, fillings, and dips; and even advice on high-altitude baking, this truly is the ultimate cookie cookbook. 150 illustrations, 24-page photo insert
About the Author:
King Arthur Baking Company has been a baking resource since 1790, when Bostonian Henry Wood began importing flour from England to sell in America. With a long and storied history, King Arthur has set the gold standard for generations in providing expert guidance, inspiration, and premium products and ingredients to bakers. The company became 100% employee-owned in 2004, and a founding B Corp in 2007, solidifying their mission to use baking as a force for social good. They're committed to much more than profit and dedicated to building community and protecting the planet.
King Arthur runs a baking school with two campuses (Vermont and Washington State), educates children through its Bake for Good program, and works to spread the joy of baking through workshops, classes, instruction, and conversationboth digitally and in-personto bakers everywhere.
Release Date: November 2021