Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Cookie Baking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

From celebrated blogger Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog ! 100 Cookies is a go-to baking resource featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters. Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive —there's a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this book. • Introduces innovative baking techniques • Includes an entire chapter dedicated to Kieffer's "pan banging" technique that ensures crisp edges and soft centers for the most delicious cookies • Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a photograph. Recipes range from the Classic Chocolate Chip made three different ways, to bars, brownies, and blondies that reflect a wide range of flavors and global inspiration. This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs. • Recipes include Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies, Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Blood Orange Glaze, Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars, and Pan-Banging Ginger Molasses, S'mores Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and more • A great pick for the home baker who loves cookies, as well as fans of Sarah Kieffer's blog and Instagram • You'll love this book if you love cookbooks like Sally's Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney; Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan; and The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America's Test Kitchen.

  • Author: Sarah Kieffer
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC; Illustrated edition (August 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

2. Momofuku Milk Bar: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

The highly anticipated complement to the New York Times bestselling Momofuku cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar reveals the recipes for the innovative, addictive cookies, pies, cakes, ice creams, and more from the wildly popular Milk Bar bakery. Momofuku Milk Bar shares the recipes for Christina Tosi’s fantastic desserts—the now-legendary riffs on childhood flavors and down-home classics (all essentially derived from ten mother recipes)—along with the compelling narrative of the unlikely beginnings of this quirky bakery’s success. It all started one day when Momofuku founder David Chang asked Christina to make a dessert for dinner that night. Just like that, the pastry program at Momofuku began. Christina’s playful desserts, including the compost cookie, a chunky chocolate-chip cookie studded with crunchy salty pretzels and coffee grounds; the crack pie, a sugary-buttery confection as craveable as the name implies; the cereal milk ice cream, made from everyone’s favorite part of a nutritious breakfast—the milk at the bottom of a bowl of cereal; and the easy layer cakes that forgo fancy frosting in favor of unfinished edges that hint at the yumminess inside helped the restaurants earn praise from the New York Times and the Michelin Guide and led to the opening of Milk Bar, which now draws fans from around the country and the world. With all the recipes for the bakery’s most beloved desserts—along with ones for savory baked goods that take a page from Chang’s Asian-flavored cuisine, such as Kimchi Croissants with Blue Cheese—and 100 color photographs, Momofuku Milk Bar makes baking irresistible off-beat treats at home both foolproof and fun.

  • Author: Christina Tosi
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0307720498
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.86 x 10.25 inches

                 

3. French Macarons for Beginners: Foolproof Recipes with 60 Flavors to Mix and Match


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

A comprehensive beginner’s guide to making macarons Learn how you can make the kinds of beautiful and delicious macarons you’d expect to find in a Parisian patisserie in the comfort of your own kitchen. French Macarons for Beginners provides foolproof instructions for mastering these notoriously finicky confections. From whipping up the meringue to properly folding and piping the batter, this macaron guide takes you through the process in detail, step-by-step, to help ensure success―starting with your very first batch. This French pastry cookbook includes: Macaron basics ―Bake up picture-perfect macarons with the assistance of complete, easy-to-follow directions. A range of flavors ―Mix and match 30 shell recipes and 30 filling recipes to satisfy your personal taste. Cookie troubleshooting ―Solve problems like cracked shells, grainy ganache, curdled buttercream, and more. With this macaron cookbook, you’ll learn how easy it is to create incredible, colorful sweets in any flavor you can imagine.

  • Author: Natalie Wong
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (December 10, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1646111398
  • Dimensions: 7.52 x 0.42 x 9.25 inches

                 

4. The Great British Baking Show: Love to Bake


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

Love to Bake is The Great British Bake Off 's best collection yet - recipes to remind us that baking is the ultimate expression of thanks, togetherness, celebration and love. Pop round to a friend's with tea and sympathy in the form of Chai Crackle Cookies ; have fun making Paul's Rainbow-coloured Bagels with your family; snuggle up and take comfort in Sticky Pear & Cinnamon Buns or a Pandowdy Swamp Pie ; or liven up a charity cake sale with Mini Lemon & Pistachio Battenbergs or Prue's stunning Raspberry & Salted Caramel Eclairs . Impressive occasion cakes and stunning bakes for gatherings are not forgotten - from a novelty frog birthday cake for a children's party, through a towering croquembouche to wow your guests at the end of dinner, to a gorgeous, but easy-to-make wedding cake that's worthy of any once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Throughout the book, judges' recipes from Paul and Prue will hone your skills, while lifelong favourites from the 2020 bakers offer insight into the journeys that brought the contestants to the Bake Off tent and the reasons why they - like you - love to bake .

  • Author: Paul Hollywood
  • Publisher: Quercus (December 22, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0751583052
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.05 x 10.05 inches

                 

5. Bakerita: 100+ No-Fuss Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free Recipes for the Modern Baker


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

Amazingly delicious and beautiful gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar–free desserts from the popular Bakerita blog Rachel Conners began her blog as a hobby to share baking recipes with friends, but when she started to focus more on gluten-free, paleo, and vegan recipes to make things she could share with her sister, who was following a strict diet due to health concerns, Rachel quickly realized she was onto something. Bakerita surged in popularity as fans flocked to it for delicious and beautifully photographed recipes. Interest in gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar–free foods continues to grow in popularity, yet there are remarkably few books available focused just on desserts, and even fewer with recipes that even beginner bakers can make at home. That's where Bakerita comes in, offering recipes for everything from breakfast treats like Lavender-Lemon Raspberry Scones, pies and tarts such as Chocolate Mousse Pie, cakes including Mocha Chip Cheesecake, and updated all-time favorites like chocolate chip cookies, all made without any hard-to-find ingredients.

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (March 24, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0358116677
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.99 x 9 inches

                 



6. How to Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations (Dessert Cookbook)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

How to Cook That Dessert Cookbook: Pastries, Cakes and Sweet Creations “How to Cook That is the most popular Australian cooking channel in all the world, and it’s not hard to see why.” ― PopSugar Amazon Best Cookbook for Month of June 2021 and Editor's pick Best Books of 2021 So Far #1 Best Seller in Chocolate Baking, Confectionary Desserts, Pastry Baking, Garnishing Meals, Holiday Cooking, Main Courses & Side Dishes, Cookies, and Cooking by Ingredient Offering a fun-filled step-by-step dessert cookbook, Ann Reardon teaches you how to create delicious and impressive pastries, cakes and sweet creations. Join food scientist Ann Reardon, host of the award-winning YouTube series How to Cook That , as she explores  Crazy Sweet Creations .  An accomplished pastry chef, Reardon draws millions of baking fans together each week, eager to learn the secrets of her extravagant cakes, chocolates, and eye-popping desserts. Her warmth and sense of fun in the kitchen shines through on every page as she reveals the science behind recreating your own culinary masterpieces. For home cooks and fans who love their desserts, cakes, and ice creams to look amazing and taste even better.  Take your culinary creations to influencer status, you’ll also: Learn to make treats that get the whole family cooking Create baked goods that tap into beloved pop culture trends Impress guests with beautiful desserts Readers of dessert cookbooks like  Mary Berry’s Baking Bible  by Mary Berry,  Cake Confidence  by Mandy Merriman, or  Pastry Love  by Joanne Chang will love  How to Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations .

  • Author: Ann Reardon
  • Publisher: Mango (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1642505788
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 10.1 inches

                 

7. Mary Berry's Baking Bible: Over 250 Classic Recipes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

Filled with 250 foolproof recipes of every variety, this comprehensive cookbook is packed with delicious baking ideas. Tempting muffins, scones, and breads are included along with Marry Berry’s famous cake recipes, including Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake, and Hazelnut Meringue Cake. Full-color photographs and illustrations that detail trickier steps are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips, making this an ideal resource for kitchen novices and more experienced cooks alike.

  • Author: Mary Berry
  • Publisher: BBC Books; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2010)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1846077852
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches

                 

8. The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars (Perfect Baking Cookbooks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

Featured in the New York Times book Review, Real Simple, Huffington Post, Forbes, Parade, and Southern Living. Portable, fun to make, easy to gift, and open to countless flavor variations, cookies are everyone's favorite sweet treat. America's Test Kitchen has years of experience making the very best cookies; in The Perfect Cookie , the test kitchen has collected all of that knowledge in one place for the definitive guide to cookie baking. This comprehensive anthology includes kitchen-tested, never-fail recipes for cookie jar classics, in addition to recipes for rich and chewy brownies, fruit-and-crumble-topped bars, quick no-bake confections, holiday favorites, and even candies like fudge and truffles; they're all included in this gorgeous package, with a full-page photo showing off every recipe. And, as only the test kitchen can, there are tips and tricks throughout the chapters, as well as an introductory section to get you started with insight on everything from what makes a cookie chewy versus crispy to what baking sheet you should buy so that your cookies bake evenly every time. The result? The perfect cookie.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen; Illustrated edition (August 29, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1940352954
  • Dimensions: 8.88 x 1.19 x 10.31 inches

                 

9. Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

Advent celebrates the magical run-up to Christmas with over 100 classic German baking recipes. The Advent season is one of the most special times of the year, when candles twinkle, the Christmas tree is decorated, and the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove fill the kitchen. In her new cookbook Advent , Anja Dunk shares her recipes for the very best of traditional German festive bakes. From lightly spiced Lebkuchen, frosted cinnamon stars, jam-filled ginger hearts, snow-capped coconut macaroons, to marzipan-filled Stollen, edible tree decorations, lucky meringue mushrooms and a gingerbread house dripping with candies and sugar icicles, you will find delectable spiced treats to fill your Bunter Teller and share with friends and family. Featuring Anja's own linocut illustrations and evocative photography, this is a stunning, comforting clothbound volume that will be a family favorite for many years to come. The weeks of Advent hold all the sweet, almost unbearable anticipation of Christmas for days on end and this gorgeous book embraces that fairy-tale feeling within its pages.

  • Author: Anja Dunk
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing (October 12, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1787137264
  • Dimensions: 6.81 x 1.18 x 9.72 inches

                 

10. Beginner's Baking Bible: 130+ Recipes and Techniques for New Bakers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Cookie Baking - August 2021

Baking is a piece of cake with this fundamental beginner’s cookbook. Here’s a little culinary secret. You can become a fantastic baker even if your cooking experience is limited to cracking a few eggs. All you need is The Beginner’s Baking Bible . Baking becomes truly accessible thanks to this cookbook, which features: Breakdowns of baking basics ―Learn how to utilize critical baking techniques such as mixing, folding, creaming, and kneading. Discover steps that will help you perfect your process. Tons of insider tricks ―From ingredient substitutions to marshaling batter run amok, most recipes are paired with important tips designed to simplify and troubleshoot life in the kitchen. 130+ scrumptious recipes ―Enjoy making a wide variety of sweet and savory goodies including decadent spiced hot chocolate cookies, zesty lemon bars, or fresh and flaky summer vegetable tarts. No matter what you bake, these recipes will have family and friends reaching for seconds. Blossom into a confident baker with The Beginner’s Baking Bible .

  • Author: Heather Perine
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (December 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1646111374
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches