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Completely Delicious and Accessible Decorated Cookies
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2019
I love cookbooks, and I love to bake. Often, the cookbooks sit on my shelf after I've perused them. Not this one! Since I received the book a week ago, I have already made the chocolate chip cookie recipe twice, and the sugar recipe twice, once with vanilla and once with almond. I have made the buttercream and the honey glaze recipes as well. Every person that has tried them, (about 20 so far) have all said they were fantastic. Sugar cookies can often be pretty, but bland. These cookies are absolutely delicious! Emily has done an incredible job recipe-testing for us and has delivered easy-to-bake recipes for flavorful, soft cookies. They have ingredients you probably have already, and there are no complicated methods. I had my 3 year old help dip the cookies in the marbled honey glaze. They turned out great and he loved it. The step-by-step instructions and pictures are incredibly helpful, especially in knowing what tip to use for which design. Just reading through this book has given me other ideas on how to decorate cookies that are definitely 'inspired by' the designs she has laid out. To top it all off, Emily's "why" behind her baking is beautiful and inspiring. Her willingness to share her heart in the first few pages is brave, and truly let's you see the inspiration behind the baking. It's so much more than just cookies.