Cookies to Die For!

Excerpts & Samples

By Bev Shaffer

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ABOUT Bev Shaffer

Bev Shaffer
Bev Shaffer is an author, food writer, and culinary instructor, as well as the director of Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Cooking Schools in Akron and Solon, Ohio. A regular columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Shaffer is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professiona More...



"You really don't want to go through another holiday season without Cookies to Die For!" --Shirley O. Corriher, author of CookWise and BakeWise "Pass the milk--I can't wait to dig in." --Michael Symon, Food Network Iron Chef and owner, Lola and Lolita restaurants "Bev brings an unabashed passion for cookies to life in Cookies to Die For! where her colorful anecdotes and reflections on baking paint a picture of a life with cookies." --Ken Rubin, culinary anthropologist, consultant, and writer What is more classic and comforting than a plate of freshly baked cookies? Now from the blockbuster author of Brownies to Die For! comes this definitive guide to mastering all the techniques, ingredients, flavors, and fundamentals of unforgettable cookies for every occasion. Celebrated chef Bev Shaffer takes cookie creation to a completely new level, offering nearly two hundred richly photographed recipes in her signature humorous and uncomplicated style. From the simple pleasures of Chunks of White Chocolate Cookies and Lime Bars to more adventuresome tasters such as Marscapone Sandwich Cookies and Cream-Cheese-Frosted Carrot Cake Cookies, the tips and tricks offered in each recipe will have master pastry chefs and novice bakers alike pulling picture-perfect rolled, cut, shaped, pressed, drop, filled, refrigerator, and bar cookies out of the oven year-round. Biscotti, wafers, kilfli, rugelach, shortbreads, and florentines are included in this expansive celebration of the downright bliss of butter, sugar, chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, fruit, and spice in all their wonderful combinations. Grab a glass of milk and get ready to enjoy the old favorites and new classics in this true tribute to the art of the crumbly, crunchy, ooey-gooey cookie.