I was so happy and honored to be asked to review a cookie cookbook - 101 Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes by Lucinda Wallace and Heather Wallace. I was extremely eager for it to arrive, but had to wait a few weeks I think partly due to living in Canada. But it arrived! And I couldn't wait to choose a few recipes to try out.
The cookbook is divided into bar cookies, drop cookies, no-bake cookies, rolled cookies and shaped cookies. I chose three recipes - butter pecan blondies, white chip p-nutties (peanut butter cookies with white chocolate and walnuts), and chocolate caramel bars with a twist. Unfortunately I can't share any of those recipes with you, but you can check out the recipes for colossal double chocolate white chip cookies and oranges and cream cookies.
The peanut butter cookie is hands down the best peanut butter cookie recipe I've come across. And believe me, I've been looking! The texture is somewhere between crumbly and soft, but not chewy. And not only are these the ultimate peanut butter cookies for me, but also for my brother who I have been making peanut butter cookies for as a Christmas gift. The blondies were quite yummy too - I've never had or made them before. And I loved how the chocolate caramel bars with a twist combined pretzels, chocolate and caramel (which might sound like a weird combination but is oh so good).
The only things I don't like about this cookbook are that there are no pictures, no introductions to the recipes (or even to the book itself), and no index in the back if you're looking for a particular ingredient. The list of cookie recipes is extensive though and there are lots I can't wait to make like rootbeer frosties, caramel apple crisps, frosty pink lemonade cookies, crispy coffee cutouts, sweet graham scotchies, and malted milk chocolate brownies. (There are lots of more regular types of cookie recipes like oatmeal, mint chocolate chip, butter cookies, etc too if that's what you like.) The cookies are indeed easy to make and if you're like me, and love to hoard cookie cookbooks, or you're just looking for some new and easy cookies to make, this cookbook is great. After looking through this cookbook again to write the review, I want to go make some more cookies!
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