Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats To Bake And To Share

Paperback | March 11, 2008

byMartha Stewart Living Magazine

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A perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Cookies are the treat that never disappoints. Whether you’re baking for a party or a picnic, a formal dinner or a family supper– or if you simply want something on hand for snacking–there is a cookie that’s just right. In Martha Stewart’s Cookies, the editors of Martha Stewart Living give you 175 recipes and variations that showcase all kinds of flavors and fancies. Besides perennial pleasers like traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin, there are other sweet surprises, including Rum Raisin Shortbread, Peppermint Meringue Sandwiches with Chocolate Filling, and Lime Meltaways.

Cleverly organized by texture, the recipes in Martha Stewart’s Cookies inspire you to think of a classic, nostalgic treat with more nuance. Chapters include all types of treasures: Light and Delicate (Cherry Tuiles, Hazelnut Cookies, Chocolate Meringues); Rich and Dense (Key Lime Bars, Chocolate Mint Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies); Chunky and Nutty (Magic Blondies, Turtle Brownies, White Chocolate-Chunk Cookies); Soft and Chewy (Snickerdoodles, Fig Bars, Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies); Crisp and Crunchy (ANZAC Biscuits, Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti, Almond Spice Wafers); Crumbly and Sandy (Cappuccino-Chocolate Bites, Maple-Pecan Shortbread, Lemon-Apricot Sandwiches); and Cakey and Tender (Lemon Madeleines, Carrot Cake Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies with Brown-Butter Icing).

Each tantalizing recipe is accompanied by a lush, full-color photograph, so you never have to wonder how the cookie will look. Beautifully designed and a joy to read, Martha Stewart’s Cookies is rich with helpful tips and techniques for baking, decorating, and storing, as well as lovely gift-packaging ideas in standout Martha Stewart style.

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A perfect Mother’s Day gift!Cookies are the treat that never disappoints. Whether you’re baking for a party or a picnic, a formal dinner or a family supper– or if you simply want something on hand for snacking–there is a cookie that’s just right. In Martha Stewart’s Cookies, the editors of Martha Stewart Living give you 175 recipes ...

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The ultimate Martha Stewart recipe collection. All the recipes from Martha's original books--more than 1,400 in all--have been gathered into one convenient reference book for everyday use in the kitchen.

MARTHA STEWART LIVING magazine was first published in 1990. Since then, more than two dozen books have been published by the magazine’s editors. MARTHA STEWART is the author of dozens of bestselling books on cooking, entertaining, gardening, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of The Martha Stewart Show, the popular daily syndica...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.12 × 7.35 × 0.92 inPublished:March 11, 2008Language:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! I've had this book for awhile now and just love it! I've made quite a few cookies out of it and some of the bars and everything has always turned out great! This book has a good variety of cookies - some super simple and basic and some that are for the more advanced baker. It also has some recipes for brownies and other bars. When I'm looking for a new cookie to make this is my go to source!
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works every time I liked to have this book in my mobile. So I can take it with me everywhere. The recipes work every time. Really good.
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good I thought that this book was really good. The instructions are easy to undarstand and there are some pretty good recipes.
Date published: 2011-06-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a Martha Fan I got this book a while ago because I love to bake, especially cookies. So I thought this book would be the mother load for someone like me. I have tried a few recipes in this book, and so far I am not impressed. I have actually made a decision that I am not a fan of Martha Stewart's recipes. And some of the cookies look a little too artful for someone who is not a professional baker. Even recipes that I have tried from her website are duds for me. I did like the tips that she has at the back of the book for tools and techniques like how to shape different types of cookie dough and the different tools that can be used. And trooper that I am, I will probably try more recipes from this book.
Date published: 2010-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great recipes This book is a great collection of recipes broken down into categories such as "light and crisp", "chunky and nutty", "soft and chewy", etc. Most of the recipes use everyday ingredients and are easy to follow. There are also plenty of glossy, tantalizing pictures to inspire you. Martha lives up to her reputation for quality recipes and publications with this book. My only issue with this book is that many of the recipes are repeats (exact same recipes) as the ones in her Christmas special cookie magazine publication. I would highly recommend this book if you have not previously purchased any cookie magazines by Martha. If you have, you probably already have these recipes.
Date published: 2009-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific i was more than happy with this book. There's pictures of every cookie and bar, the recipes are easy and I especially like the intro to each cookie. How it was developed, where it came from, etc. i highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2008-06-17

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Rum Raisin Shortbread *Makes about 4 1/2 dozen* This crumbly shortbread is studded with dried currants, which are tinyraisins made from Zante grapes. The currants must be soaked overnight,so you'll need to plan your craving a day in advance.     * 1/2 cup dark rum    * 1 cup currants    * 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature    * 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar    * 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest    * 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract    * 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour    * 3/4 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut    * 1 teaspoon coarse salt  1. Combine rum and currants in an airtight container; let sit at roomtemperature overnight. Drain; reserving 2 tablespoons rum. 2. Put butter, confectioners' sugar, and zest in the bowl of an electricmixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until creamy and smooth,about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and reserved rum. Beat well, scraping downthe sides of the bowl as necessary. Reduce speed to low. Add flour,coconut, and salt, and beat for 3 minutes. Stir in currants by hand.Divide dough in half and form each into a log about 1/2 inches indiameter; wrap in parchment, and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 3 days). 3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Remove dough from parchment; slice into1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets,spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake until pale golden, about 20 minutes,rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to wire racks to coolcompletely. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at roomtemperature up to 1 week.