Cook the Book: Cookie Party

What holidays is complete without cookies? Join us this December for Cook the Book as we share our favorite cookies!

Cook the Book is a monthly foodie meeting of the stomachs with Plano Public Library. Each month has a theme, and for December we’re celebrating all things cookies! Once you register for the event, prepare something delicious to “share” virtually with others, including the recipe! You can register for Cook the Book, meeting Tuesday, December 14 at 1 p.m., via Zoom.

Check out these books from our collection that are all about cookies – keep in mind, this is a small collection of cookbooks that contain cookie recipes – just search “cookies” in our catalog and you will find many cookbooks from a variety of countries, spanning different diet choices, and beyond:

Live well, bake cookies: 75 classic cookie recipes for every occasion by Rye, Danielle Print
Live Well Bake Cookies shares 75 foolproof, delicious recipes that can make anyone an expert baker

The crafted cookie: a beginner’s guide to baking & decorating cookies for every occasion by Yorks, Anne Print
With accessible step-by-step tutorials for 50 creative designs arranged into themed platters, cookie artists of all skill levels will have plenty of inspiration for celebrating all year long.

Cookies are magic: classic cookies, brownies, bars, and more by Heatter, Maida Print
Developed for foolproof baking by anyone, each recipe is written with Maida’s warm but no-nonsense instructions and carries her guarantee that it will work perfectly every time. Filled with classic sugar cookies, tart lemon bars, cookie kisses, and chocolate and peanut butter ripples, this is the only cookie book you will ever need.

100 cookies: the baking book for every kitchen with classic cookies, novel treats, brownies, bars, and more by Kieffer, Sarah Print
From tried-and-true favorites to classics with a twist– and even a few unique treats– her recipes beg to be shared.

Chocolate is forever: classic cakes, cookies, pastries, pies, puddings, candies, confections, and more by Heatter, Maida Print
With recipes ranging from simple cupcakes and fudgy brownies to decadent flourless cakes, this book is a must-have in every chocolate-lover’s kitchen.

Milk Jar cookies bakebook: cookie, cakes, pies, and more for celebrations and every day by Cowan, Courtney Print
Featuring seventy-five recipes for adorable, irresistible hand-rolled cookies, classic cakes and pies, no-bake treats, and homemade marshmallows.

A good bake: the art and science of making perfect pastries, cakes, cookies, pies, and breads at home by Weller, Melissa Print
A comprehensive baking bible for the twenty-first century from the James Beard nominee who has redefined American baking. With 120 scientifically grounded recipes for sweet and savory baked goods anyone can master.

Christmas with Kim-Joy: a festive collection of edible cuteness by Kim-Joy Print
Sharing her simple decorating techniques and her delicious flavour combinations, Kim-Joy will delight novice and seasoned bakers with – amongst many others – her melted snowman cake pops, white chocolate igloos with marshmallow seals, penguin bao buns and incredible inspiration for designing your own magical gingerbread village.

Modern gingerbread: 15 inspiring new ideas for bakes and cakes by Monger, Sandra Print
Modern Gingerbread seeks to tap into, and lead, the trend for contemporary gingerbread baking and decorating. Lauded cake-maker Sandra Monger is full of terrific ideas for gingerbread projects, from decorative gingerbread tiles and wreaths to a Norwegian kransekake delicately crafted from rings of gingerbread.

Cookies for everyone: 99 deliciously customizable bakeshop recipes by Council, Mimi Print
With its “baking 101” approach, Cookies for Everyone has something for every baker — naturally gluten-free recipes, with easy swaps for vegan or nut-free options, even including instructions for baking at any altitude.

Hello, cookie dough: 110 doughlicious confections to eat, bake & share by Tomlan, Kristen Print
Filled with more than 100 decadent recipes for cookie dough lovers of all ages and skill levels. Kristen Tomlan spills her secrets about how to make cookie dough that can be swiped straight from the bowl or baked.

The cookie collection: artisan baking for the cookie enthusiast by Hoffman, Brian Print
Become a cookie connoisseur with a variety of flavors and cookie styles. From buttercream-filled sandwich cookies and berry-studded sugar cookies for summer to gingerbread and shortbread primed for the winter holidays, these recipes will see you through every season. Find all your chocolate chip-stuffed and caramel-filled favorites.

Martha Stewart’s cookie perfection: 100+ recipes to take your sweet treats to the next level by Stewart, Martha Print
Classic recipes discover new life with unexpected twists such as Brown-Butter Crinkle Cookies and Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies. Go over-the-top in super-sized fashion with Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies; get inspired by cultures around the globe with Brazilian Wedding Cookies and Stroopwafels; and celebrate with beautifully decorated holiday treats, such as Easter Egg Puzzle Cookies and Snowball Truffles.

Creative cookie decorating: buttercream frosting designs and tips for every occasion by Hutchinson, Emily Print
Relatable, passionate, and honest, Emily presents a collection of recipes and tips that will make you fall in love with her style and technique as well as the process of frosting traditional cut-out cookies that people will rave about for years to come.

Midwest made: big, bold baking from the heartland by Sever, Shauna Print
German, Scandinavian, Polish, French, and Italian immigrant families baked their way to the American Midwest, instilling in it pies, breads, cookies, and pastries that manage to feel distinctly home-grown.

Taste of Home homemade food gifts by Taste of Home Books Print
Whether surprising a co-worker with a plate of cookies, thanking a teacher with a colorful soup mix or rewarding a hardworking teen with a yummy snack, you’ll find the perfect food gift for any occasion–all year long.

American cookie: the snaps, drops, jumbles, tea cakes, bars & brownies that we have loved for generations by Byrn, Anne Print
Each of the 100 recipes, from Katharine Hepburn Brownies and Democratic Tea Cakes to saltwater taffy and peanut brittle, comes with a lesson that’s both informative and enchanting.

The cookie book: decadent bites for every occasion by Firth, Rebecca Print
Whether you’re looking for a cookie that can be mixed and baked in under an hour or something a little more complex, these desserts will dazzle your taste buds.

Holiday cookies: showstopping recipes to sweeten the season by Nederlanden, Elisabet der Print
This instant holiday classic is packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested, along with dozens of decorating and packaging ideas

The perfect cookie: your ultimate guide to foolproof cookies, brownies & bars by America’s Test Kitchen Print
America’s Test Kitchen aggregates many years of cookie baking knowledge, breaking down key steps and recipe techniques in this comprehensive cookbook that features recipes for any cookie you can dream up–from favorite cookie jar classics to new and unique cookies, brownies, bars, and candies for any occasion.

Sally’s cookie addiction: irresistible cookies, bars, shortbread, and more from the creator of Sally’s baking addiction by McKenney, Sally Print
A collection of recipes for cookies, cookie bars, cookie dough dips, slice-and-bakes, and no-bakes includes such options as brown butter snickerdoodles, pinwheel cookies, fairy meringues, jam shortbread bars, and chocolate hazelnut thumbprints.

Dorie’s cookies by Greenspan, Dorie Print
Over the course of her baking career Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. To merit her approval, every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made again and again.

The cookies & cups cookbook: 125+ sweet & savory recipes reminding you to always eat dessert first by Jaronsky, Shelly Print
With recipes ranging from the deliciously decadent to the deceptively simple, Jaronsky shows you how to bring her signature style into your own kitchen. A self-described buttercream addict, her book has something for everyone, from the cooking novice to the seasoned chef.

The Southern cookie book by Southern Living Print
Each recipe contains great Southern flavor, ingredients and themes, while many are of Southern origin. The book also includes 10 Tips for “Cookie Rookies, ” Recipe and Equipment Basics, tips for decorating, and much more.

Cookie love: more than 60 recipes and techniques for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary by Segal, Mindy Print
Mindy Segal is an up-and-coming chef and baker who’s serious about cookies and bars. In her first cookbook, Segal turns classic recipes into more elevated, fun interpretations of everyone’s favorite sweet treat.

Sally’s baking addiction: irresistible cookies, cupcakes, & desserts for your sweet-tooth fix by McKenney, Sally Print
75 scrumptious recipes for indulging your sweet tooth–including a chapter of healthier dessert options for those who follow a vegan or gluten-free lifestyle. With dozens of simple, easy-to-follow recipes, you get all of the sweet with none of the fuss!

Macarons: the recipes by Bonnet, Antonin Print
This book presents, for the first time, each of the eighty Ladur e macarons, their aromas, inspirations, trend books and of course all of the recipes to make them at home. At the end of the book, there is a practical, step-by-step section to show exactly how Ladur e’s chefs make the cookies and the ganache fillings so you can be sure to succeed in making them too.

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