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December 4 is National Cookie Day. These books offer new recipes and will teach you how to bake perfect delicious cookies and other tasty treats.

Everyone can bake : simple recipes to master and mix / by Dominique Ansel

Acclaimed pastry chef Dominique Ansel shares his simple, foolproof recipes for tarts, cakes, jams, buttercreams, and more "building blocks "of desserts for home cooks to master and mix as they please. Dominique Ansel is the creator of beautiful, innovative, and delicious desserts, from the Frozen S'More to the Cronut, the croissant- doughnut hybrid that took the world by storm. He has been called the world's best pastry chef. But this wasn't always the case. Raised in a large, working-class family in rural France, Ansel could not afford college and instead began work as a baker's apprentice at age sixteen. There, he learned the basics--how to make tender chocolate cakes, silky custards, buttery shortbread, and more. Ansel shares these essential, go-to recipes for the first time. With easy-to-follow instructions and kitchen tips, home cooks can master the building-blocks of desserts. These crucial components can be mixed in a variety of ways, and Ansel will show you how: his vanilla tart shell can be rolled out and stamped into cookies; shaped and filled with lemon curd; or even crumbled into a topping for ice cream. This cookbook will inspire beginners and experienced home cooks alike to bake as imaginatively as Ansel himself

Gluten-free baking at home : 102 foolproof recipes for delicious breads, cakes, cookies, and more by Jeffrey Larsen

A comprehensive, visual collection of more than 80 master recipes (with variations) for gluten- and allergen-free breads, muffins, scones, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, and more, developed and refined by a baking instructor/pastry chef to achieve stellar results every time.

Sally's cookie addiction : irresistible cookies, bars, shortbread, and more from the creator of Sally's baking addiction by Sally McKenney

Bake exquisite cookies, bars, and doughs perfectly every time with Sally's Cookie Addiction, the long-awaited follow-up to baking addict and food blogger Sally McKenney's popular cookbook, Sally's Baking Addiction. A world of baking wonder awaits you and all the lucky people you’ll share these treats with.

Whole grain vegan baking : more than 100 tasty recipes for plant-based treats made even healthier--fom wholesome cookies and cupcakes to breads, biscuits, and more by Celine Steen

Presents one hundred recipes for baked vegan items, including such options as breads, muffins, pies, cookies, and pancakes, with a discussion on ingrdients and baking techniques.

Keto friendly recipes : bake it keto by Jennifer Marie Garza

"Sweet and savory keto breads, cakes, muffins, bagels, cookies, pizza, doughnuts, and more from the best-selling author of Keto Friendly Recipes: Easy Keto for Busy People"--

Black girl baking : wholesome recipies inspired by a soulful upbringing by Jerrelle Guy

For Jerrelle Guy, food has always been what has shaped her―her body, her character, her experiences and her palate. Growing up as the sensitive, slightly awkward child of three in a race-conscious space, she decided early on that she’d rather spend her time eating cookies and honey buns than taking on the weight of worldly issues. It helped her see that good food is the most powerful way to connect, understand and heal.

Perfectly golden : adaptable recipes for sweet and simple treats by Angela Garbacz

"A cookbook of treats from the Great Plains to satisfy every sweet tooth Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Goldenrod Pastries is a community bakery with an ambitious and talented baker at the helm. Angela Garbacz learned at her mother's and grandmothers' elbows, mixing up cookies and rolling sweet buns. Her training continued in New York City before she returned home and opened her dream shop. From her grandma's famous peach coffee cake to caramel-covered pecan rolls, lemon meringue pie and frosted brownies tofluffernutter buns and confetti cookies, Garbacz's pastries come out of the oven perfectly golden and regularly sell out. At her bakery, she creates delicious treats without dairy or gluten, but every recipe in this book can be made with butter and all-purpose flour just as easily as any alternative. With her positive attitude and confident voice, Garbacz makes it easy and fun to bake a perfect dessert that everyone can eat. This beautiful cookbook-the photography, the philosophy, and the desserts!-is aninstant classic"--

A good bake : the art and science of making perfect pastries, cakes, cookies, pies and breads at home by Melissa Weller

"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"--

Delish insane sweets : bake yourself a little crazy : 100+ cookies, bars, bites, and treats by Joanna Saltz

"The first dessert recipe collection from the editors of the wildly popular site and magazine, Delish"--

The cookie collection : artisan baking for the cookie enthusiast by Brian Hart Hoffman

"Introducing the ultimate ode to cookies, featuring over 100 cookie recipes every home baker should have in their collection. 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. With both classics and contemporary crowd-pleasers, this is the collection you'll turn to time and time again. No matter the occasion, we've got you covered with cookies."--provided by publisher

Rose's baking basics : 100 Essential Recipes, With More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum

In this book of no-fuss recipes everyone should know, trusted baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum guides you through every recipe for can’t-fail results—with a streamlined, simplified approach and more than 600 mouthwatering and instructive photos. Whether you're a baking enthusiast or just want to whip up the occasional treat, you will be able to easily make perfect brownies, banana bread, holiday pies, birthday cakes, homemade bread, and more, with recipes including: Chocolate Sheet Cake with Ganache Frosting, Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints, Beer Bread, Apple Walnut Muffins, Peach Cobbler, Milk Chocolate Caramel Tart, and more. Throughout, Rose shares her unique tips and methods for unlocking the secrets to the best flavors and foolproof results, for a treasury of essential recipes you'll use forever.

Bake : 125 show-stopping recipes, made simple by Lorraine Pascale

Are you ready for your best bake? From Courgette, Lemon and Pistachio Drizzle Loaf to Coffee Eclairs with Espresso and Hazelnut Cream, Bake by Lorraine Pascale is a delicious collection of simple and sophisticated recipes that will take your baking to the next level. Delight friends and family with sweet and savoury bakes that are perfect for an array of tastes and dietary needs. Lorraine's friendly and thorough guidance makes it easy to master impressive celebration cakes, such as Naked Pecan and Popcorn Layer Cake, Chocolate Layer Cake with Toasted Meringue and Fraisier Cake with Port, Strawberries and Almonds. Whisk, knead, dust and drizzle your way to sweet success with 125 irresistible recipes

Marbled, swirled, and layered : 150 recipes and variations for artful bars, cookies, pies, cakes, and more by Irvin F Lin

When you marble, layer, and swirl doughs, batters, toppings, or frostings, good looks and good taste come together in one total package. Irvin Lin, creator of the popular blog Eat the Love, shows how these techniques open the door to inventive flavor combinations that look as fantastic as they taste. Bakers of all levels will enjoy recipes ranging from easy brownies and bars to brunch‑worthy muffins and morning buns to show-stopping cakes and tarts: cinnamon spiral icebox cookies, pistachio‑swirl brownies, triple‑chocolate pie, multicolored “Neapolitan” layer cake, and more. Lin offers variations to suit any taste (more than 150 recipes total) plus baking and decorating tips throughout on topics like making your own all‑natural food coloring, rolling up jelly roll–style cakes, and discovering the magic of browned butter. Readers (and eaters) are sure to ooh and ahh over every dazzling dessert at first glance—and then again at first bite.

Scandikitchen : Fika & Hygge : comforting cakes and bakes from Scandinavia with love by Brontë Aurell

FIKA is a Swedish word meaning to meet up for a cup of coffee or tea over something delicious. It is also the word for the delicious treats themselves. Swedes traditionally stop twice a day for fika: taking a much-needed break from the daily grind. People fika with family, colleagues, friends, children, and even go on fika dates. HYGGE (pronounced hue-guh) is a word that originated in Norway but is now mainly used in Denmark. It means "a sublime state of coziness you feel when you are with loved ones and nothing else matters". Hygge can be enhanced by the addition of a log fire, a good movie, a cup of something warm, and a sweet treat…hence the ideal combination of the two terms. Chapters are divided into Biscuits and Cookies, Tray and No bakes, Everyday Fika, Little Fancy Cakes, Celebration Cakes, and Bread and Batters. This beautifully illustrated, authentic guide is a celebration of Scandinavian baking in all its glory. It is evocative of cozy days shared with friends, slowing down and taking the time to enjoy simple, homemade, wholesome pleasures—encouraging a lifestyle to aspire to. With features on special Scandi winter celebrations, their baking traditions and how to bring fika and hygge into your life

How to bake everything : simple recipes for the best baking by Mark Bittman

In the most comprehensive book of its kind, Mark Bittman offers the ultimate baker's resource. Finally, here is the simplest way to bake everything, from American favorites (Crunchy Toffee Cookies, Baked Alaska) to of-the-moment updates (Gingerbread Whoopie Pies). It explores global baking, too: Nordic ruis, New Orleans beignets, Afghan snowshoe naan. The recipes satisfy every flavor craving thanks to more than 2,000 recipes and variations: a pound cake can incorporate polenta, yogurt, ricotta, citrus, hazelnuts, ginger, and more. New bakers will appreciate Bittman's opinionated advice on essential equipment and ingredient substitutions, plus extensive technique illustrations. The pros will find their creativity unleashed with guidance on how to adapt recipes to become vegan, incorporate new grains, improvise tarts, or create customized icebox cakes using a mix-and-match chart. Demystified, deconstructed, and debunked --baking is simpler and more flexible than you ever imagined

What to bake & how to bake it by Jane Hornby

What to Bake and How to Bake It is the ultimate cookbook for amateur bakers looking to master the classics and expand their repertoires. Each of the 50 delicious and accessible recipes is accompanied by photographs of the ingredients, a clear image of every step and a stunning finished dish shot, ensuring foolproof results every time. Every element of the bakers craft is covered, from everyday cakes and cookies to special occasion breads and pastries

Bake it, don't fake it! : a pastry chef shares her secrets for impressive (and easy) from-scratch desserts by Heather Bertinetti

"Create show-stopping desserts and get them on the table in no time with this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide from the Rachael Ray Presents line.Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Raspberry Almond Tart with Chantilly Cream, Banana Caramel Bread, Biscotti Cherry Chocolate...these and many more delicious desserts are deceptively quick and easy--if you know the tricks. In an accessible, sumptuously illustrated cookbook, award-winning executive pastry chef Heather Bertinetti provides foolproof methods and techniques for making mouthwatering confections, including cookies, pies, cakes, tarts, doughnuts, and more. Where other books simplify recipes by taking shortcuts like using pre-made cake mixes, Bake It, Don't Fake It! has recipes that rely on quality ingredients and are made 100% from scratch. Bertinetti eliminates the intimidation factor by first teaching the basics and offering tips and fixes for when things go wrong, whether it's cream that's been whipped too far or chocolate that's burned instead of melted. Prefer your chocolate chip cookies chewy, crispy, or thick and cakey? Bertinetti provides advice on adjusting recipes to make them your own. "--

Baking illustrated : a best recipe classic

A comprehensive baking reference offers 350 recipes for baking pies, breads, cookies, cakes, pastry, crisps, cobblers, and tarts.

Baking 9-1-1 : answers to your most frequently asked baking questions, rescue from recipe disasters, 40 recipes for every baker by Sarah Phillips

Furnishes simple techniques and advice on how to achieve perfect baked goods; offers quick-fix answers to frequently-asked questions about equipment, ingredients, and cooking methods; and includes recipes for breads, quick breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and tarts.

The Christmas cookie book by Lou Seibert Pappas

Shares recipes for making traditional and contemporary Christmas cookies for family celebrations and guests, as well as holiday treats that can be mailed, and describes the origins of Christmas cookies
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