Dorie's Cookies

Dorie's Cookies

Over the course of her baking career, Dorie Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. Yet she has never written a book about them—until now. To merit her “three purple stars of approval,” every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made again and again. Cookies for every taste and occasion are here. There are company treats like Portofignos, with choco...

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Title:Dorie's Cookies
Author:Dorie Greenspan
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ISBN:0547614845
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:544 pages

Dorie's Cookies Reviews

  • Louise Miller
    Oct 27, 2016

    I've been an admirer of Dorie Greenspan's work ever since Baking with Julia was published, and my favorite thing to bake is cookies! So I've been looking forward to this cookbook for months. It does not disappoint! Gorgeously designed and photographed, it's a treasury of mouth-watering cookie and bar recipes. I will happily bake my way through this entire book. This is the perfect gift for your baking friends!

  • Susan
    Nov 11, 2016

    Very clear instructions, plus excellent intro on the hows, whys, and whats of successful baking. The short history/ anecdote with each recipe makes this a highly enjoyable read, even if you don't bake. I have tried two recipes, both worked well, and were gobbled up by the crew.

  • Silke
    Nov 20, 2016

    Perfect for the start of Christmas time!

  • Adrianne
    Jan 30, 2017

    Dorie Greenspan opens the door to a whole new world of sweet and savory possibilities. In her new cookbook, Dorie shares her personal and professional cookie secrets: recipes, techniques, and gear only a true cookie perfectionist would know to employ. For instance, how many of us pop in whatever we are baking as soon as the oven reaches temperature? I know I am guilty. But, do you know why you should not do this?

    With Dorie’s wisdom in your Kindle library, or her cookbook at your fingertips, you

    Dorie Greenspan opens the door to a whole new world of sweet and savory possibilities. In her new cookbook, Dorie shares her personal and professional cookie secrets: recipes, techniques, and gear only a true cookie perfectionist would know to employ. For instance, how many of us pop in whatever we are baking as soon as the oven reaches temperature? I know I am guilty. But, do you know why you should not do this?

    With Dorie’s wisdom in your Kindle library, or her cookbook at your fingertips, you will have an encyclopedia of cookies—no more searching the internet or cookbook dessert sections because everything Cookies is included in Dorie’s Cookies. The Kindle version of this book does not support Page Flip (an e-book feature I really like) but, overall, it scales nicely for all my devices, a picture follows each recipe, and the link below the pic takes you back to the beginning of the recipe. Much as I love hard-bound books, more and more I am appreciating e-books that I can access right in the grocery store to check the ingredients I will need to try a new recipe.

    I would usually recommend a collection of international and gourmet recipes like “Mulled Wine Jammers” to an experienced baker. However, with the special how-to and how-come sections, I think this is a great buy or gift for anyone who loves and wants to make delicious cookies regardless of prior baking experience. I especially appreciated the “Storing” instructions included with each recipe. Read the techniques, start with the easy ones, and by this time next year you, too, will be making gourmet cookies. Enjoy!

  • Vicki
    Dec 29, 2016

    As we speak, I have a batch and a half of blackberry jammers in progress and already consider myself a devotee of this book. The stories attached to each cookie are the real treat, and I've adored Greenspan's techniques and style for years--both are in full force in this book. I guess what I mean to say is that her voice shines through everywhere in this book.

  • Colleen
    Jan 02, 2017

    I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but the photos are beautiful, the instructions are conversational--like you're baking cookies with a good friend--and Greenspan offers alternatives for more exotic ingredients (although what doesn't Amazon have now?). I may have to rerate later if the cookies are exceptional or lousy, but I'm optimistic!

  • Kara Thomas
    Jan 18, 2017

    You'd think that a book full of cookie recipes wouldn't need to be scheduled into my reading, but man, this book is huge. 500 large pages of techniques, stories, and long recipes. I didn't love it. Many of the cookies contained nuts, alcohol, weird spice, etc. She loves foreign cookies, non-sweet cookies, cracker cookies, sandy cookies, etc. All things I'm not that fond of. Her techniques were cool to read, but other than that it was a bit overwhelming and underwhelming at the same time.

  • Sarah
    Jan 24, 2017

    This is a great book if you want new and interesting cookie recipes to try. The thing is... I don't love making cookies. I wanted a book that would psych me up to want to roll and cut and dust with sanding sugar and fill... but I still feel the same way after reading. No knock on Dorie, just an honest response from me. Dorie can do no wrong, and the bars at the beginning of the book are *still* making me dream, days after starting to think about them. If cookies are your thing, don't miss this b

    This is a great book if you want new and interesting cookie recipes to try. The thing is... I don't love making cookies. I wanted a book that would psych me up to want to roll and cut and dust with sanding sugar and fill... but I still feel the same way after reading. No knock on Dorie, just an honest response from me. Dorie can do no wrong, and the bars at the beginning of the book are *still* making me dream, days after starting to think about them. If cookies are your thing, don't miss this book.

  • Sarah
    Jan 26, 2017

    I haven't made any of these cookies yet, and I'm not overly sure I will. The thing about cookies is that they already take time because batches. But these cookies are unique and extreme. I'm sure that if I followed all of Dorie's techniques it would take me a good weekend to finish up a few batches. This is not a knock on Dorie. She sounds like the cookie queen!

    But I value my time A LOT and I don't want to spend a weekend and only get like 40 cookies out of it. So while the book didn't excite me

    I haven't made any of these cookies yet, and I'm not overly sure I will. The thing about cookies is that they already take time because batches. But these cookies are unique and extreme. I'm sure that if I followed all of Dorie's techniques it would take me a good weekend to finish up a few batches. This is not a knock on Dorie. She sounds like the cookie queen!

    But I value my time A LOT and I don't want to spend a weekend and only get like 40 cookies out of it. So while the book didn't excite me, it is a wonderful collection of beautiful and unique cookies. (Besides it never said they were easy recipes...)

  • Pixie
    Feb 24, 2017

    Dorie is revered among her peers. You might give this 4 stars. Idk how many of these recipes I'll make since I'm trying to reduce my sugar/flour/butter intake, but it's great that she wrote this very comprehensive book. It's in the new square format (I think this is due to the popularity of those square scrapbooking pages), and all the photos are like the one on the cover, close-ups of the cookies on plain colored backgrounds.