American’s Test Kitchen the iconic bevy of cook books just released its first Cookie Book in time for you to get excited about whipping up America’s favorite treats.
The hardcover book features 250 recipes for cookies, brownies and bars.
But wait, there’s more. Not included in the book but available here are some suggestions for wine parings.
Drop cookie recipes are classic but improved without cakey and dry textures. Instead of using all butter, the cooks introduced vegetable, an unsaturated fat. To avoid beating too much the dough is mixed by hand. Try a chilled oaked chardonnay alongside the oatmeal cookies. Try the Chewy Sugar cookies too.
Cookies of all shapes are possible with rolled, shaped and pressed recipes. Try the popular Thin Chocolate-Mint cookies of Girl Scout fame. Baking the rolled-out-and cut cookies until they are thoroughly dry ensures the proper crunch. Pour a glass of Malbec alongside a plate.
Instruction for cookies with filling are a snap with the book’s easy to follow instruction.
Turtle Brownies are the ultimate indulgence. Whole eggs, a modest amount of flour and baking powder resulted in a treat that was partway between chewy and cakey with a blanket of caramel and chopped pecans. An aged port makes a fireplace evening decadent.
The section of Christmas cookies will make the season brighter.
The book is available at $35 online.