This is really a little gem of a book. It has wonderful pictures and you can see they took their time to take care of the graphics (as usual with Chronicle Books).
It is clear that it was written with the beginner baker in mind, therefore it is very easy to follow the recipes, but it is a nice addition to anyone's cooking library! It is divided into several chapters, each devoted to one kind of cookie, and the introduction to each chapter is really chockfull of information about the different steps of your creation, in fact they contain all the tips you ever dreamt of! Some recipes include interesting variation that you can easily try, once you get the hold of it. It includes all the classics (there is a section on Chocolate Chip Cookies and one on Shortbread, one on Meringues and Macaroons and more), so it is good for all those people that are looking for easy, foolproof recipes for the old staples (with a twist), but if you are looking for new original creation, you should think about something else.
Personally I found great cookies, that got me a reputation as "artist baker" when I gave my creations at Christmas! The gingerbread cookies and the snappy sugar cookies were big hits, together with the chocolate swirl meringues (easy, really easy and yummy!)
I'm really glad I found this book, as it has the no-fuss, super tasty cookie recipes I was looking for. Thanks, Ms Cullen!