Hello, Cookie Dough: 110 Doughlicious Confections to Eat, Bake & Share by Kristen Tomlan
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
ARC from the publisher
| Book Review |
As a reader of cookbooks and a general fan of cookie dough snacking, it felt like fate when Hello, Cookie Dough: 110 Doughlicious Confections to Eat, Bake & Share came onto my radar. Give me a free afternoon (especially in the fall,) and I’m bound to find my way to a cookbook to see what delicious treats I can make. And there are a lot of them in here! I found so many recipes I want to try! Two that stick out are a chocolate chip cookie mix dough mix coupled with a brownie batter (YUM – how have I not thought of this myself?) and a batter that includes a gorgeous unicorn sprinkle mix that is going to make me a huge hit with the little girl I babysit on Saturdays. This book is gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see how my presentation compares to the author’s. Not only do the treats look good, but there are entire pages dedicated to how the batter looks once it’s mixed (including the aforementioned unicorn batter,) and they’re stunning. I almost want to tear them out and use them for scrapbooking pages!
My biggest takeaway from this book, though, was all the different techniques I’ve never thought of. One that stands out to me, and is so obvious now, is the ‘basic’ batter for cake. And then what to add to it to make different cake flavors. It would be perfect to make in advance, freeze, and then add your flavor later. But make no mistake; this book isn’t just about batter. There is a scrumptious looking recipe for an ice cream sandwich I’m dying to try and a peppermint hot cocoa bomb that is going to be perfect around the holidays.
Basically this book has something sweet for every occasion, and with all the new ideas it offers, there is something for everyone here. If you’re a sweet lover and a baker (or hey – just a mixer,) you’re going to find something in here to love!