Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Cookiepedia

Cookiepedia is for anyone that loves to make and eat cookies. The simple and easy to follow directions make it perfect for the newbie baker. If you are a more experienced baker this will still be a great addition to you kitchen. It is full of tips on how to make the recipes your own if you feel more adventurous. There are simple cookies with a few basic ingredients, and some with more steps. Anyone will be able to find a cookie they feel confident baking.

I won this in a Quirk Books DIY contest.* Winners use the craft or cookbook to compete in a contest for more books. I really liked this cookbook. There are pictures for every recipe, which I like. It always helps me decide what recipe to choose when I can see it. It is also useful if you have never made the recipe to see how it should turn out. The cookbook is divided into sections by the type of cookie buttery, chocolate, etc. At the start of each section is a picture of all the cookies found there. At the end of every recipe there is a place to write notes about it. This is an extremely useful feature. I have so many notes in my cookbooks wherever I can find space, so I love this feature! Some of the cookies I have already tried are:

Thumbprint Cookies

An easy cookie to make. This is a great cookie for a group. You can make the fillings different to please the various tastes of your guests. I used three different fillings here. 1. Blueberry Jam
2. Pumpkin Butter 3. Chocolate Pudding
There are numerous possibilities for these cookies.

Mint Thins

I no longer have to track down the Girl Scouts once a year. These are very tasty, and are very good if you stick them in the freezer, and let them get cold. The only problem is they disappear quickly!

Crinkle Cookies

I used the basic Crinkle recipe, but added my own twist. I crushed Andes mints into small pieces and added them at the end of mixing. The chocolate and mint flavor is delicious! I had never made crinkles where you melted the chocolate, but I really like the flavor of the cookies. I also liked how small these are.

I'm looking forward to making Shortbread cookies. My recipe for Kormos calls for them, and last time I made it I had trouble finding plain shortbread cookies. Now I don't have to worry about finding them at the store, or what is in them. I can't wait to try it out and all the other delectable looking cookies in this book. If you like to bake cookies or want to learn how I recommend Cookiepedia.

*Quirk Books does not require a review or stipulate what kind of review should be given if you are inclined to review the book. It was simply part of a promotional event for their book. Winning this book does not change my review. It merely provides me with a book I would not have read, or gotten to as soon.


  1. The crinkle cookies were awesome, by the way!