Got Milk? the Cookie Book Paperback – Sep 1 2000
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About the Author
Peggy Cullen is a freelance food writer whose work has been featured in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Food and Wine. She lives in Massachusetts.
Rita Mass is a photographer whose work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
Of course there is the requisite introduction on equipment, technique, ingredients and storage of cookies. Chapters here include an entire section devoted to chocolate chip cookies, based on whether you like them thin and chewy, thick and chewy, classic, etc. There are loads of variations on the different recipes, as well as helpful tips. There are also delightfully creative cookies like the stained glass cookies, which involve cutting out smaller shapes from a large cookie and melting hard candies inside them.
I have not stopped baking from this book since I bought it, and every recipe has turned out beautifully. This book is recommended for beginners and advanced bakers alike. PS: The Utterly Buttery Shortbread recipe (pg. 61) is to just die for!)
Most recent customer reviews
I love cookies and this is one of the greatest cookbooks I own.The cookies always turn out fantastic and delicious. Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by kelly rossiter
I saw Peggy Cullen on Cooking Live recently and I had to get this book. Everything I've made has been great. Mocha Choc. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2001
This is a wonderful book of good basic standards. The recipe for sugar cookies is one of the best I've ever come across. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2000 by R. Perdue