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Betty Crocker's Cooky Book (Facsimile Edition) Spiral-bound – Aug 2 2002
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From the Back Cover
Here is the complete cooky book–more than 450 recipes, dozens of appetizing full-color photographs, and many how-to-do-it sketches. This treasury of cooky baking embraces all tastes–from the old-fashioned and traditional to the new and sophisticated. Plus a large section devoted entirely to holiday cookies. Fun to use. . .perfect to give.
Here's the classic treasury of cookie baking that so many people grew up with: the beloved 1963 edition of Betty Crocker's Cooky Book, now in a brand-new, authentic facsimile of the original book.
Remember baking cookies with Mom or Grandma when you were a kid? The wonderful smell, the spatulas to lick and, best of all, delicious cookies you'd helped to make yourself? If you grew up baking with Betty Crocker, then you probably had this book, filled with all your favorites–from Chewy Molasses Cookies to Chocolate Crinkles to Toffee Squares and many more!
Now, with this authentic reproduction of the original 1963 edition, you can relive those moments, taste the cookies you grew up with and share them with your loved ones. All the charm of the original and all the great recipes are here. Turn to Betty Crocker's Cooky Book to find:
- An authentic facsimile of the classic 1963 edition packed with all your favorite cookie recipes
- Over 450 recipes, dozens of nostalgic color photographs and charming how-to sketches
- Scrumptious recipes for Holiday Cookies (dozens of Christmas specialties), Family Favorites (for lunchtime, snacktime, anytime), Company Best Cookies (fancy enough for company) and much more
This book is a great gift for new and experienced bakers alike. Only one family copy of this favorite cookbook? Now everyone can have a copy of this classic book!
About the Author
With more than 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and television.
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Top Customer Reviews
The 2002 reprint includes only two short paragraphs of introduction on the title page. The new paragraphs provide warnings about today's ingredients and food safety concerns. They encourage you to ask your mother or grandmother how to make them if you don't understand the ingredients or the recipes. What a great way to share a family heritage, by baking cookies together!
The cookbook is divided into 6 sections: Cooky Primer, Holiday Cookies, Family Favorites, Quick 'N Easy Cookies, Company Best Cookies, and Betty Crocker's Best Cookies. The Cooky Primer section includes instructions on how to "measure flour by dipping," Necessary Utensils (including a "rotary egg beater"), Baking Hints, and a Q&A section which covers self-rising flour, correcting cooky dough, and how to prevent soft cooky dough.
The Cooky Primer section includes a color picture at the bottom of each page, showing the finished cookies and brownies. On page 11 of the Cooky Primer is a recipe for Butterscotch Brownies. This recipe is my husband's favorite. All the recipe calls for is butter, brown sugar, an egg, flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and walnuts. This brownie recipe spells out the secret to baking perfect brownies: "Do not overbake!". My Uncle Glen is a commercial chef, and he taught me that little gem at the precocious age of 10. These brownies have a wonderful butterscotch flavor, and come out of the oven chewy and golden brown.
In the Heritage Cookies section, I baked the Old-Fashioned Sour Cream cookies on page 79.Read more ›
Well, I am off to make a list now of what we will be baking just for Christmas so I can get some supplies. I can't tell you all how giddy I am--Anyone who wishes to relive their past and remembers this book, or the recipes in it, it is money well spent, even if you only plan to flip through it and stroll down memory lane.
Most recent customer reviews
Oh so cute, it's a vintage cookie book. Love the way it is designed, feels like your cooking from your grandmas baking book!Published 13 months ago by Melissa D Matos
This is a classic that I grew up with so it was a sentimental journey and the snickerdoodles taste just like I rememberedPublished 19 months ago by inkplant
We received our first copy of this 40 years ago as a wedding shower gift from our Best Man. It was so much used by now that the pages were falling out and some were lost. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Donald Nicholson
These are the cookies my mother and aunts made when I was growing up, and I was so happy to see the original book reprinted so that I could keep up the traditions! Read morePublished on June 19 2014 by Lauren
this is a great book love it. I have cooked about 7 different cookies and they were all good.love this bookPublished on April 3 2014 by diana
After 35 years of using this cookbook it was time to put it away ---- couldn't part with so I had planned on restoring it somehow --- then amazon came with this new cooky book... Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2013 by Ann
I purchased this book for myself at least 30 years ago. Over the years my daughter and I have made many of the recipes in the book. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2010 by val
I found this book cool. I wanted different cookies to make but I was a little disappointed that it was basically the same cookies we make today. Read morePublished on March 17 2010 by B. Cavener
I found this book in the library and today, after baking another pan of brownies, I had to own it! The German Chocolate Brownies got the higest ever Yum Factor rating from... Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by Susan L. Duncan