Fun and sure-to-please cookie recipes—from all-time classics to contemporary favorites
Here's a massive collection of the best cookies and bars ever with more than 180 sensational recipes that are as easy to make as they are fun to eat. Whether made from scratch or with a Betty Crocker mix, these delectable cookies give you as many options as any cookie lover could want.
Whether you crave traditional favorites or fancy new ideas, you'll fall in love with these lusciously diverse cookies—from classic peanut butter cookies to unexpected flavors like Pecan-Praline Bacon Bars. Plus, with a special section of gluten-free recipes, every member of the family can get in on the fun.
- Features more than 180 easy-to-make cookie recipes offering a wide variety of flavors and variations, from fun cookies for kids to sophisticated dinner-party delights
- Illustrated with more than 100 full-color photos and step-by-step how-to photos for baking, decorating, and more
- Includes tips and advice on cookie-making basics, from rolling and cutting to baking and frosting
You'll find almost any cookie you can imagine in the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cookies. With these recipes and variations, you'll find the perfect sweet treat for any occasion . . . or no occasion at all.
About the Author
With more than 63 million cookbooks sold since 1950, Betty Crocker is the name readers trust for reliable recipes and great ideas. For over 75 years, Betty Crocker has provided advice to millions of Americans through cookbooks, magazines and television.
Table of Contents
Cookie Baking Success Secrets 6
1 Cookie Jar Favorites 10
2 Holiday Cookies 60
3 Gift-Giving Cookies 134
4 Brownies and Bars 184
5 Contest-Winning Cookies and Bars 246
Metric Conversion Guide 326
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are a cookie lover (like I am) then you’ll love The Big Book of Cookies! It has a huge collection of cookies, with more than 180 recipes, each with a photo, too. The recipes include both made from scratch or using a mix from the line of Betty Crocker mixes, so you can choose whichever appeals more to you. I’ve already tried the Chocolate and Orange Pecan shortbread, which in the book the photo shows them cut out into a pretty scalloped shape, while we rolled them into balls and added a powdered sugar coating. My kids loved the “snowballs” and I loved that they had three of my favorite flavors in one cookie. Another recipe that I tested so far is the Cinnamon Fig Bars with Orange Buttercream Frosting, as I had a large amount of dried figs that I wanted to make something with. I loved how they turned out with the citrusy icing and the fruit filling, I’m sure I will make them again. There’s also a good amount of decorated cookies for holidays, like the adorable Ginger Elves or the Glowing Spiced Pumpkins, which have a stained glass look made from melted hard candies. There was also some nice suggestions for packaging cookies that I’m going to try out when we give cookies to our neighbors this holiday season. I like the idea of using CD envelopes to package one large cookie, my co-workers would love that. If your family is gluten free, The Big Book of Cookies includes recipes that will meet your needs, while still allowing for some yummy treats. Also, keep your eye out for the sweet success tips that offer ideas for alternative ingredients, handling suggestions and more.
There are alot of recipes that I would like to try and I like that there are pictures. However the customer service at Barnes and Noble stinks as this was to be a Christmas gift and it did not arrive when it was supposed to. Contacted customer service and was told that i was confused on the shipping method.
I loved most of the recipes never thought the company that made box mixes could have good homemade SCRATCH repices!
In the sample numbers arent showing right. Does that change when you buy it?