Joy of Cooking All About Cookies Author:Irma S. Rombauer, Ethan Becker, Marion Rombauer Becker A fresh and original way to put the classic advice of Joy of Cooking to work -- illustrated and designed in a beautiful and easy-to-use new book.* A celebration of all the classic JOY cookies: Blondies, Dream Bars, Lemon Curd Bars, Ginger Snaps, and Classic Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip* Includes innovative cookies such as reduced ... more »fat Almond Thumbprints and the Fourteen-in-One Cookie, a master recipe whose variations make 14 different cookies* Clear, comprehensive instructions for all aspects of cookie baking from handling the dough and decorating the cookies to packaging them for gift giving« less
The Joy of Cooking: All About Cookies is an excellent resource for the home baker. I'm a novice at best, but the recipes are written very clearly and seem easy to follow. I write "seem" because I'm about to make my first batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. There aren't many ingredients, and most are found around the kitchen anyways. I'm wary of cookbooks that assume the reader is an expert and for one recipe I would end up buying 4 new ingredients I won't use again. This book isn't like it.
Great photographs and the book was a Joy to read as well.