Synopses & Reviews
For this stunning collection, the editors of Gourmet
delved deep into their archives and selected the most delicious cookie for each year of the magazineand#8217;s sixty-eight-year existence. After marathon testing sessions and winnowing from thousands of recipesand#8212;many sent in by readersand#8212;they chose an amazing array, from the almond-scented French-style Cajun Macaroons, from the magazineand#8217;s beginnings in 1941, through Mocha Toffee Bars (1971), to the contemporary Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies. The enticing assortment includes
and#160; Cookies of every type and description
, from the homey (Aunt Sisand#8217;s Strawberry Tart Cookies) to the exotic (Grand Marnier-Glazed Pain dand#8217;Epice Cookies), including balls, bars, refrigerator cookies, drop cookies, even deep-fried cookie confections.
and#160; Cookies from around the world
: from Dutch Jan Hagels to Irish oatmeal sandwich cookies filled with cream and Irish whiskey, to Scandinavian Rosettes.
and#160; Dozens of Christmas cookies:
Old-Fashioned Christmas Butter Cookies, star-shaped Moravian White Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies. and#160; Printed exactly as they originally appeared in the magazine, with abundant tips and recipe notes from Gourmet
and#8217;s test kitchen, and with headnotes describing their cultural context, the recipes present a fascinating bite-by-bite history of how our appetites evolved.
"It represents a snapshot of American cookery...an incredible seven decadesand#8217; worth of cookies complete with mouthwatering photographs." ----Library Journal, starred
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 68-year existence. Each recipe includes abundant tips and recipe notes.
The best cookie from each year of the premier food magazineand#8217;s nearly seventy-year history.
About the Author
Over the course of almost seventy years, Gourmetand#8217;s editors won three coveted National Magazine Awards, sixteen James Beard Awards, and an Emmy Award.andnbsp;