Maida Heatter's Cookies
In Maida Heatter’s Cookies — now available for the first time in paperback — the “Queen of Desserts” offers 225 classic cookie recipes for drop cookies, bar cookies, icebox cookies, rolled cookies, hand-formed cookies, dessert crackers, ice creams, sauces, and more, accompanied by two-color, line-drawn illustrated pages. This classic cookie collection is certain to inspire a new generation of bakers with its timeless, flavorful recipes that are as delightful to create as they are to taste and enjoy.
Maida Heatter is the author of nine classic dessert cookbooks, including the New York Times best-seller and James Beard Award-winning Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Desserts. She is a member of the James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame, has been named to Cook’s Magazine’s Who’s Who in Cooking, and was one of the first people inducted into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame.
C&B&R Featured Cook Janet, LaDue & Crew:
Strolling my way through Maida Heatter’s Cookies, I felt like I’d hit the cookie-exchange jackpot — you know, the most treasured cookie recipes from every member of your family, your extended family, and your dearest friends. Each recipe comes with a story, as many a treasure does, and that’s what this cook book is full of — treasures.
From Mrs. LBJ’s Moonrocks to Palm Beach Pineapple Squares to Black Pepper Crackers, you’ll find that each recipe has a unique history and a story to be told. There’s something about savoring that first bite of a cookie, its flavor deliciously intensified by reminiscing over its origins, that nudges the recipe from one generation to the next.
If I had to change anything about this cookbook, it would only be to add photographs. Sometimes, though, there is intrigue when one is unable to see what the end result will be. Maybe, just like a good story, the end result is best left to one’s imagination. After all, those often make the best stories — the ones that pass from each generation to the next, just like the best recipes.
Are you ready to make some of Maida Heatter’s Cookies?
We suggest that you start with this recipe for Danish Butter Sandwich Cookies