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By Nancy Baggett

For this trailblazing selection of America’s favourite cookies, Nancy Baggett crisscrossed the country, traveling small-town bakeries, stylish city cookie boutiques, rural hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, farmers’ markets, and the houses of in the neighborhood well known chefs. She combed via group cookbooks and searched out long-lost heirloom recipes, sure-handedly transforming each recipe in her personal kitchen.
THE ALL-AMERICAN COOKIE ebook celebrates nearby gem stones from each nook of the rustic: Pennsylvania Dutch tender Sugar Cookies, big apple Black and Whites, New Mexican Biscochitos, Key Lime Frosties from Florida, and Mocha coffee Wafers from Seattle. a worldly hazelnut chocolate sandwich cookie that used to be the heavily guarded mystery of an Oregon hostess is the following, and so is a delightfully crisp (and effortless to roll out) outdated gingerbread cookie recreated from a handwritten 1880 notebook.
Homespun classics abound: Chocolate Whoopie Pies, Caramel Apple Crumb Bars, Chocolate bite cakes, and Caramel-Frosted Brown Sugar Drops. the gathering additionally gains devastatingly scrumptious modern creations like Chewy Chocolate chew Monster Cookies and Cranberry-Cherry Icebox Ribbons. for kids and adults alike, essentially the most fascinating chapters often is the lavishly illustrated “Cookie adorning and Crafts,” inclusive of every little thing from uncomplicated initiatives like Christmas cookies and Chocolate Gingerbread Bears to an complex gingerbread condominium. As Nancy Baggett tells the tale of America’s historical past, she slips in attention-grabbing bits of heritage, displaying the evolution of our homegrown baking traditions.

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