Cookies are pretty much the default baking for beginners – they’re simple, they don’t need to be decorated and they can be frozen. So perfect for beginning bakers, Parragon Publishing has released Make Bake Cookies – this collection is primarily basic cookies with some holiday flavours. The final chapter, “Something Special” is probably my favourite – with easy to bake, but cheerful looking recipes like rainbow swirl cookies, red velvet cookies and marshmallow cloud cookies.
This book would be a great first book for someone who is looking to start baking – most of the equipment needed for these cookies is fairly basic and the recipes are simple and easy to follow. For more advanced bakers, this isn’t necessarily a new and innovative collection of cookies, but I think this would really suit those who are more interested in expanding some basic, quick to throw together cookie batters.
Cinnamon Cookies (adapted from Make Bake Cookies)
225g unsalted butter
140g granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
280g plain flour
100g cinnamon chips
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Place ball of dough on greased cookie pan.
Bake at 190C for about ten minutes, until the bottom is thoroughly browned.
I received a copy to review from Parragon Publishing, but all opinions are my own.