Cookie Love : A book review

 Image of Cookie Love book by Mindy Segal

I am a bonafide lover of all baked goods, and when I saw this book I couldn’t wait to flip through its pages.  Cookie Love by Mindy Segal is a beautiful book full of gorgeous images of cookies. The book has plenty of delicious cookies to choose from, but it definitely has a more grown-up feel to it.  While it has the obligatory chocolate chip cookie and snickerdoodles, there are also recipes for Smokey Bacon Candy Bar Cookies, Lemon Goat Butter Tea Cakes, and Whiskey Marshmallows.  Overall, as far as cookie books go, it might not be the most kid-friendly, however there isn’t anything in here that I would love to try myself.

 

page of Cookie Love book

 

image of cookies from Cookie Love book

 

image of cookies from Cookie Love book by Mindy Segal 

As far as the recipes go, both of the cookies I’ve made so far (the Oatmeal Scotchies and the Brownie Krinkles) came out perfectly. I really loved the Oatmeal Scotchies*. We have a policy of sharing our cookies with friends and neighbors so we don’t overindulge ourselves, but I swear I could have eaten the whole batch myself if given the chance.

Overall, I truly love having this book in my collection.  These are the sort of cookies that are perfect when you’re out to impress, or really want something special to share.  However, the ingredients lists on most of the cookies have enough specialty items that these are not going to be your everyday go-to cookies. There were several ingredients that I could not find at my local grocery store and had to order online. Perhaps you have a better-stocked store near you.  If not, you may find the recipes more of a frustration than anything else.  I tend to think the cookies are worth the extra effort for finding the specific ingredients listed.  There are some truly special cookie recipes in this book and your taste buds will thank you.

* If you want to give the Oatmeal Scotchies a test-run before buying the book, you can find the recipe on the publisher’s website by clicking on the “Read an Excerpt” button.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed in my review are my own.

 

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