Good Housekeeping’s Book of Cookies.

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November 12, 2013 by Edacious - Food Talk for Gluttons

A glorious collection of cookie recipes “to gladden the hearts of cookie lovers”. And seriously, who doesn’t love cookies? I love this book because it goes way beyond chocolate chip to bring you everything from classic French Tuiles to Fattigmand, a fried cookie from Norway.

Whether you love pralines, crinkles or Filbert drops (blech!) this cookbook is for the cookie lover at heart. It’s chock full of mid-century illustrations like kiddoes playing pirates as well as a really questionable Aunt Jemima figure baking Sponge Drops. Sigh. It was 1958 after all I guess.

There are tips for refrigerator cookies, drop cookies, holiday cookies, and bars and squares. There’s even a section for creative ways to give cookies as gifts. How about wrapping a bunch in a handkerchief and poking a wooden spoon through the knot? Instant hobo chic!

Planning a Mad-Men-themed Christmas get together? You need this book, just for the blondie and brownie section alone, YUM!

Sections include: Cookies To Mold, Filled Cookies, Drop and Bake, Refrigerator Cookies, Pressed Cookies, Bars & Squares, If It’s a Gift, Storing, Freezing, Mailing Cookies, Roll-And-Cut Cookies, Packaged-Mix Cookies, Cookies-in-a-Hurry, No-Bakes, Frostings and Glazes, and Decorating Petit Fours. Lovely index of recipes in the back.

Branch out from your usual chocolate chip! Pull out that mid-century cookie tree you bought on eBay last year and fill ‘er up with cookie delights!

68 pages; 6 x 8.5 inches; 1958.

Condition: Good. Tiny tear on spine, some wear on outer corners.

$10 at edacious on Etsy. – SOLD!

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