Martha Stewarts Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share by Martha StewartA perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Cookies are the treat that never disappoints. Whether you’re baking for a party or a picnic, a formal dinner or a family supper– or if you simply want something on hand for snacking–there is a cookie that’s just right. In Martha Stewart’s Cookies, the editors of Martha Stewart Living give you 175 recipes and variations that showcase all kinds of flavors and fancies. Besides perennial pleasers like traditional chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin, there are other sweet surprises, including Rum Raisin Shortbread, Peppermint Meringue Sandwiches with Chocolate Filling, and Lime Meltaways.
Cleverly organized by texture, the recipes in Martha Stewart’s Cookies inspire you to think of a classic, nostalgic treat with more nuance. Chapters include all types of treasures: Light and Delicate (Cherry Tuiles, Hazelnut Cookies, Chocolate Meringues); Rich and Dense (Key Lime Bars, Chocolate Mint Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies); Chunky and Nutty (Magic Blondies, Turtle Brownies, White Chocolate-Chunk Cookies); Soft and Chewy (Snickerdoodles, Fig Bars, Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies); Crisp and Crunchy (ANZAC Biscuits, Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti, Almond Spice Wafers); Crumbly and Sandy (Cappuccino-Chocolate Bites, Maple-Pecan Shortbread, Lemon-Apricot Sandwiches); and Cakey and Tender (Lemon Madeleines, Carrot Cake Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies with Brown-Butter Icing).
Each tantalizing recipe is accompanied by a lush, full-color photograph, so you never have to wonder how the cookie will look. Beautifully designed and a joy to read, Martha Stewart’s Cookies is rich with helpful tips and techniques for baking, decorating, and storing, as well as lovely gift-packaging ideas in standout Martha Stewart style.
Martha Bakes: Coconut Episode
May 31 is Macaroon Day, the perfect time to try baking this simple but delectable treat that requires only five ingredients. Though they are most often made with coconut nowadays as in this recipe from Martha Stewart , the cookies' main ingredient was originally almond paste. Since they are unleavened, macaroons became a popular Passover treat with Jews first in Italy and then throughout Europe, but they're great to be enjoyed any time of the year. Try one of Martha Stewart's three variations: coconut, chocolate-chunk, and chocolate. In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, 3 egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Using your hands, mix well, completely combining ingredients.
But I think it should. Yet, to actually bite into one is still astonishing: how did they get all of that butter in there? Or in short: goodbye boring macaroons, forever! And oh, how wildly I failed, first auditioning a straightforward drop cookie with sweetened flaked coconut that was not even close. Then I decided to fiddle with all of my favorite baking vices: brown butter!
How To Make Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thin, light and crispy these lacy coconut crisps are not your ordinary cookie! When it comes to the holidays, I always find myself busy baking. I could be baking for teachers, class parties or just because I have a serious sweet hankering. It must be torture for them to see me give them one or two cookies while I give the rest to other people! These Lacy Coconut Crisps were a big hit for him. As I mentioned earlier, these coconut crisps are pretty special. They are super thin and resemble lace in their texture and looks.