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ISBN13: 9780395915370
ISBN10: 0395915376
Condition: Standard
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For this trailblazing collection of America's favorite cookies, Nancy Baggett crisscrossed the nation, visiting small-town bakeries, chic urban cookie boutiques, rural inns, bed-and-breakfasts, farmers' markets, and the homes of locally renowned cooks. She combed through community cookbooks and searched out long-lost heirloom recipes, sure-handedly reworking every recipe in her own kitchen.

The All-American Cookie Book celebrates regional gems from every corner of the country: Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Sugar Cookies, New York Black and Whites, New Mexican Biscochitos, Key Lime Frosties from Florida, and Mocha Espresso Wafers from Seattle. A sophisticated hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookie that was the closely guarded secret of an Oregon hostess is here, and so is a delightfully crisp (and easy to roll out) old-fashioned gingerbread cookie recreated from a handwritten 1880 notebook.

Homespun classics abound: Chocolate Whoopie Pies, Caramel Apple Crumb Bars, Chocolate Chunk Brownies, and Caramel-Frosted Brown Sugar Drops. The collection also features devastatingly delicious contemporary creations like Chewy Chocolate Chunk Monster Cookies and Cranberry-Cherry Icebox Ribbons. For children and adults alike, one of the most exciting chapters will be the lavishly illustrated "Cookie Decorating and Crafts," which includes everything from simple projects like Christmas cookies and Chocolate Gingerbread Bears to an elaborate gingerbread house. As Nancy Baggett tells the story of America's heritage, she slips in fascinating bits of history, showing the evolution of our homegrown baking traditions.

Review:

"Enlivened by quotes from old cookbooks, each straightforward recipe tells the story of its heritage, whether it's a simple Mrs. Porter's Improved Jumbles from the 1800s or a contemporary 'Chubby' weighing in with one pound of chocolate." Publishers Weekly

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"Baggett's research into early cookbooks will make this of interest to any culinary historian." Library Journal

Review:

"This is a great book for students in home economics and culinary classes as well as experienced and novice bakers." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

"The perfect book for every cookie-loving American" (Dorie Greenspan, author of "Baking with Julia"), this exciting and definitive collection of the nation's best cookies covers every cookie imaginable--from Key Lime Frosties to Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Sugar Cookies. Full color.

About the Author

Nancy Baggett is the author of the bestselling All-American Cookie Book. Her work has appeared in Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Ladies' Home Journal.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Read This: How to Make Great Cookies Every Single Chapter 2 Sugar Cookies and Shortbreads Chapter 3 Chocolate and White Chocolate Chip Cookies Chapter 4 Chocolate and Mocha Cookies Chapter 5 Brownies, Blondies, and Other Bar Cookies Chapter 6 Fruit, Pumpkin, and Carrot Cookies Chapter 7 Nut and Peanut Cookies Chapter 8 Oat, Coconut, and Sesame Seed Cookies Chapter 9 Ginger, Spice, and Molasses Cookies Chapter 10 Cookie Decorating and Crafts Bibliography Index

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Laurie Blum, December 3, 2006 (view all comments by Laurie Blum)
Our family is unique, I love sugar & my husband is a diabetic. I found that I can substitute a "splenda type" product successfully in many of the recipes featured in Nancy Baggett's "The All-American Cookie Book!" The photographers enhance this excellent volumn.
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Jennifer Kulman, November 29, 2006 (view all comments by Jennifer Kulman)
Excellent! Best cookie book I own. She gives a detailed description of where each cookie recipe came from, which is really interesting. There are a lot of photos, although not one for each cookie.

Also, she's really picky about the preparation of each cookie, so the descriptions can be sort of long, but thorough. It really feels like she's done her research.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395915370
Author:
Baggett, Pam
Publisher:
Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Baggett, Nancy
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Cookies
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - Cookies
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cookies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
3326
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10 x 7.94 x 0.94 in 3.26 lb

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Product details 416 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780395915370 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Enlivened by quotes from old cookbooks, each straightforward recipe tells the story of its heritage, whether it's a simple Mrs. Porter's Improved Jumbles from the 1800s or a contemporary 'Chubby' weighing in with one pound of chocolate." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Baggett's research into early cookbooks will make this of interest to any culinary historian."
"Review" by , "This is a great book for students in home economics and culinary classes as well as experienced and novice bakers."
"Synopsis" by , "The perfect book for every cookie-loving American" (Dorie Greenspan, author of "Baking with Julia"), this exciting and definitive collection of the nation's best cookies covers every cookie imaginable--from Key Lime Frosties to Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Sugar Cookies. Full color.
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