You Can’t Judge a Cookie by Its Cutter
Most people have a few cookie cutters stuck in the back of a drawer somewhere in their kitchens, but this is a book that will throw a whole new light on what can be done with them. Patti Paige has all the answers for anyone who wants to make fun, decorated cookies, novice and experienced bakers alike. She starts with comprehensive sections on baking and decorating supplies. She gives her seven favorite cookie recipes, so there is something for everyone’s taste. She also has icing recipes and lots of instruction for getting the colors and consistencies right. Then she takes twenty-five different cookie cutters and shows four very different designs that can be made with each cutter. Sometimes it is really hard to believe that all four designs came from the same cutter. Each design is designated for beginner, intermediate, or advanced bakers. Then there is a materials list and very comprehensive step-by-step instructions for the decoration. Beautiful color photos illustrate every project. Paige’s creativity in the kitchen is off the charts. If one is interested in decorated cookies and can have only one cookie cook book, this is the one to have.
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