|Chattman, a former professional pastry chef and baking writer, puts together a knockout collection of more than 60 delectable, easy-to-make, simple-to-sophisticated recipes covering every kind of cookie, along with a chapter of drink recipes--because not every cookie wants milk.|
Cookie swaps are joyful. Cookie swaps are social. Cookie swaps are hip yet old-school, trendy yet traditional. Cookie swaps are creative, inexpensive, DIY, and a great way to entertain. Cookie swaps are baking meets Stitch 'n Bitch , with newspapers, magazines, and websites-including The New York Times , The Washington Post , Better Homes and Gardens , Real Simple , Family Fun , Southern Living , Kraft.com, and Ed Levine's Serious Eats-all writing about the trend. Cookie Swap! captures all of this and more in an idea-packed, slightly sassy guide. On the one hand, it's all about the swap: when to swap (Christmas, of course, and other holidays, but also birthdays, bridal showers, graduation parties, PTA meetings, and fund-raisers-or just at your next book club meeting). And how to swap-with a planner, cookie swap math guide (so everyone gets the same number of cookies), ideas for invitations, decorations, containers, and then, when the crumbs have settled, how to make a keepsake. On the other hand, it's all about the cookies. Lauren Chattman is a former professional pastry chef and baking writer who's put together a knockout collection of more than 60 delectable, easy-to-make, simple-to-sophisticated recipes covering every kind of cookie-from crowd-pleasing favorites like Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies to unexpected treats like Flaky Cardamom Palmiers and Green Tea Sandwich Cookies with Almond Cream. Finally, the book ends with a chapter of drink recipes-such as Iced Irish Coffee, Mini Strawberry Milk Shakes and Juicy Sangria-because not every cookie wants milk.
Ideal for these thrifty, DIY times Cookie Swap! is an idea-packed, fun-filled, slightly sassy guide for everyone who wants in on the latest entertaining trend: cookie swaps! It outlines all the basics for planning and hosting a cookie exchange, as well as loads of extras: the rules of the swap; cookie swap math; swap-party themes (bridal and baby showers, school fundraisers, Valentine's Day singles mixers, even a swap for National Com Dog Day!); invitations; games; decorating and baking tips; essential equipment and pantry items; and more. And of course it features more than 60 delectable, foolproof recipes (and dozens of variations) for cookies of every sort, from simple drop cookies like Classic Peanut Butter Cookies and Hazelnut Espresso Chip Cookies to sophisticated sweets like Flaky Cardamom Palmiers and Green Tea Sandwich Cookies with Almond Cream. There are plenty of options, too, for people who prefer their cookies on the savory side, have special dietary needs, or who'd rather do their "baking" without turning on the oven. A full-color gatefold shows the cookies in all their tempting, swap-table splendor.
|Number Of Pages||240 pages|
|Publisher||Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|LC Classification Number||TX772.C3825 2010|