Review by Kristina Sepetys
by Dorie Greenspan
(Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016)
Dorie Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes, many of which are included in her latest 500+ page book, which features cookies for all occasions. Greenspan is the author of many acclaimed cookbooks including Around My French Table, a New York Times bestseller named Cookbook of the Year by IACP; Baking Chez Moi; and Baking: From My Home to Yours, a James Beard Award winner. Dorie’s Cookies offers everything from Portofignos (with chocolate dough and port-soaked figs) to lunchbox Blueberry Buttermilk Pie Bars. Each recipe includes a photo and detailed instructions. They Might Be Breakfast Cookies are packed with raisins, dried apples, dried cranberries, and oats, while Almond Crackle Cookies contain just three ingredients. Find dozens of choices for Christmas cookie swaps, including Little Rascals (German jam sandwich cookies with walnuts), Italian Saucissons (chocolate log cookies studded with dried fruit), and Snowy-Topped Brownie Drops. Unusual and intriguing offerings include Pink-Peppercorn Thumbprints or the popular World Peace Cookie (see recipe below). Enjoy this extensive assortment of all the cookie recipes you’ll ever need!