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Your Favorite Cookie Cookbook?

Marie Louise's picture

I've got a tattered copy of Alice Medrich's (thank God, people want a fortune for it), but I would like another resource.

Suggestions?

knitpik's picture

(post #62991, reply #1 of 15)

That the one I use most often. Have you looked at 'The Good Cookie'
by Tish Boyle? I have her cake book but not the cookie one yet.

Jean's picture

(post #62991, reply #2 of 15)

Rose's Christmas Cookies - RLB


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MadMom's picture

(post #62991, reply #6 of 15)

I have a book called The Sophisticated Cookie where almost all the cookies contain some kind of liquor.  Actually, I've used it a lot!



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(post #62991, reply #7 of 15)

Oooo, that sounds like my kind of book!


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MadMom's picture

(post #62991, reply #10 of 15)

You and me, both!  They had some kahlua ones in there which were TDF!  I'll have to dig out the recipe and post it.



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Jean's picture

(post #62991, reply #11 of 15)

I'd love that!


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MadMom's picture

(post #62991, reply #12 of 15)

Only for you, my friend.  First, the cookies I remembered were made with Tia Maria, although I'd swear I used kahlua.  Here's the recipe.


Coffee and Cream Cookies


1/2 cup vegetable shortening, melted and cooled
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons whipping cream
2 tablespoons Tia Maria
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder


Coffee Glaze


1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Tia Maria
1 tablespoon whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly spray baking sheets with nonstick spray (I use parchment paper).  Beat shortening and sugar in a medium bowl until fluffy.  Add egg, egg yolk, cream, and liqueur and beat well.  Stir together flour and baking powder and gradually beat into mixture until thoroughly combined.


Drop batter by tablespoons 2" apart on prepared baking sheet.  Flatten out tops with the back of a spoon.  Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool cookies on baking sheet.


Make coffee glaze:  Mix powdered sugar, liqueur, and cream together in a small bowl until smooth.  Ice cookies with a thick layer of glaze.  Let glaze set.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.




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Edited 5/5/2009 3:27 pm ET by MadMom

Jean's picture

(post #62991, reply #14 of 15)

I think the kahlua would work just fine. Thanks.


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AmateurCook's picture

(post #62991, reply #13 of 15)

These cookies are basically chocolate and sambuca. Divine.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/chocolate-sambuca-cookies-2059?click=main_sr

Jean's picture

(post #62991, reply #15 of 15)

I will have to put sambuca on my shopping list. I love anything anise flavored!


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Marie Louise's picture

(post #62991, reply #8 of 15)

Does anyone have A Field Guide to Cookies? It is mentioned in this NYT article on cookies: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/17/dining/17bake.html?scp=3&sq=cookies&st=cse I looked inside at it on amazon, it looks pretty good.

Or Martha Stewart's book? (I am guessing that one has a lot of "fussy" cookies, like ones that take 15 minutes to decorate.)

These two are the ones The Good Cook has right now, and they are having an even more fantastic sale than usual.

gardencat's picture

(post #62991, reply #9 of 15)

I have the Martha Stewart book. I don't do fussy, so I ignore those recipes. However, I do love the ones I've made from this book, including the cover recipe! That was very popular with the volunteers at the jazz festival this year and stays on the list for next year. The Chocolate Orange Mocha Slices were also a hit (already gone and none left for Christmas day!)

Lee's picture

(post #62991, reply #3 of 15)

I use Rose's Christmas Cookies most often. 

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #62991, reply #4 of 15)

Carole Walter's Great Cookies is quite good too.

Amy's picture

(post #62991, reply #5 of 15)

For all-around (not Christmas specific), I'd say Maida Heatter's Cookies and/or Nancy Baggett's All American Cookie Book.