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Gourmet Cookie Book : The Single Best Recipe from Each Year 1941-2009 (Hardcover) (Gourmet Magazine)
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For this stunning collection, the editors of Gourmet delved deep into their archives and selected the most delicious cookie for each year of the magazine’s sixty-eight-year existence. After marathon testing sessions and winnowing from thousands of recipes—many sent in by readers—they chose an amazing array, from the almond-scented French-style Cajun Macaroons, from the magazine’s beginnings in 1941, through Mocha Toffee Bars (1971), to the contemporary Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies. The enticing assortment includes
Cookies of every type and description, from the homey (Aunt Sis’s Strawberry Tart Cookies) to the exotic (Grand Marnier-Glazed Pain d’Epice Cookies), including balls, bars, refrigerator cookies, drop cookies, even deep-fried cookie confections.
Cookies from around the world: from Dutch Jan Hagels to Irish oatmeal sandwich cookies filled with cream and Irish whiskey, to Scandinavian Rosettes.
Dozens of Christmas cookies: Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies, star-shaped Moravian White Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies.
Printed exactly as they originally appeared in the magazine, with abundant tips and recipe notes fromGourmet’s test kitchen, and with headnotes describing their cultural context, the recipes present a fascinating bite-by-bite history of how our appetites evolved.
A treasury of top-selected cookie recipes draws on the archives of
Gourmet magazine to represent several varieties, cultures and special occasions, from Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies and Date Bars to Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies and Crescent Cream Cheese Cookies.
Number of Pages: 161
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Methods / Baking, Holiday, Courses + Dishes / Cookies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Gourmet Magazine
Street Date: November 2, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 247-05-0137
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The ULTIMATE Gourmet book!
5 out of 5 stars
Singin' Child — 7 years ago
I love this book. Every page I turn has a new era with the most popular gourmet foods of that era. I can't wait to start cooking all of those new recipes for Christmas!! It would also make a great gift for someone who enjoys cooking. Thanks Target!
Cookies For Christmas
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Not Late Girl — 7 years ago
Like many other moms, my mom loves to collect recipes. This year, I decided to shop around and find a new cook book full of cookie recipes. [...]When the book arrived, I was delighted to look through and that each recipe had its own little back story. Not only are the recipes user-friendly, charming...see moreof the reviewer's review