Beautifully decorated cookies are within reach for every home baker, thanks to the easy and practical methods developed by cookie-crafting enthusiasts Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. From rolling and cutting to flooding and piping, you’ll find dozens of techniques to turn plain cookies into fun treats for your next special occasion. With instructions for making stand-up cookies, tips on creating icing color palettes, and advice on freezing and shipping, the cookie fun never stops!
Take your holiday cookie decorating to impressive new heights! Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer will have you sprinkling powdered snowflakes onto cheery snowmen and adding a sugary glimmer to multicolored strands of licorice lights. With more than 60 fabulous designs for Christmas cookies, plus festive delights for New Year’s and Hanukkah, Cookie Craft Christmas gives you the inspiration and simple instructions you need for batch after batch of deliciously show-stopping holiday cheer.
A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, this collection from media favorite Toba Garrett is available again. "The mouth-watering photos are enough to send you running to the store for baking equipment and ingredients...[these are] gorgeous works of art. A wealth of photographs and illustrations ensures that even novices will have success with their cookie-making marathons."--New York Daily News "Marvelous book...Superb photography shows the excellence of Ms. Garrett's work...A must for the cookie aficionado."--American Cake Decoration Toba Garrett--master baker, critically lauded author, and recent guest on Emeril Live--has devised cookies so delectable and exquisitely decorated that home chefs will be searching for occasions to make more. The simple recipes range from gingerbread to shortbread, from sugar cookies to chocolate. But what really makes these extra special are Garrett's clever techniques for turning the cookies into works of art that delight the eye as much as they please the palate. There are ruffled bibs in soft pastel hues for a baby shower, a white chocolate rose with eight petals, and a 3D bride and groom for wedding and anniversary celebrations. Anyone can create these effects with confidence thanks to the author's clarity and creativity. .
Author: Julia M. Usher
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2009-08-01
As a specialized form of potluck, a cookie swap has all the same traits that make a potluck so effortless to host. Guests share in the baking and cost burden by bringing their favorite recipes. Cookie Swap takes the popular idea of the cookie exchange party to new heights and new directions. This elegant entertaining book shows that the cookie swap is perfectly suited not only to holiday gatherings but also to garden parties, showers, children's birthdays, summer get-togethers, and more.
A book with 400 full-color photos covers every nuanced aspect of cookie decorating, including buttercream icing, rolled fondant, run sugar, painting, chocolate icing, egg wash glaze and more. Original.
Author: Shelly Kaldunski
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: House & Home
There’s more to cookies than initially meets the eye. A cookie is actually a delicious blank canvas for hungry kids, cookie swap participants and aspiring confectionary artists alike. The Art of the Cookie is jam packed with delicious cookies recipes, which were selected for their visual appeal as much as their flavor, and top tips for cookie decoration. A beautifully crafted cookie is a work of art and beloved by all. Still-warm cookies fresh from the oven are irresistibly enticing but decorating the treats doubles the fun. Whether it's a cookie exchange, holiday gathering, or Mother's Day tea, these cookies promise exceptional flavor and a stunning visual that will be a memorable addition to any occasion. The Art of the Cookie presents over 40 delectable recipes and inspiring decorating ideas. Rather than focusing on the techniques of baking cookies, this book focuses on transforming a simple cookie into a masterpiece. Roll, cut, repeat – then get to work. This first chapter offers classic yet versatile roll-and-cut dough recipes, such as brown sugar cookies and gingerbread. The cookies may be ready to go but the decorations are not. Find clever, yet simple ideas for decorating any type of roll-and-cut: vibrant vanilla-sugar flowers; alphabet shapes flooded with icing and sprinkled with colorful sugars; and petits fours stacked to resemble a miniature wedding cake. Extravagant made easy. The second chapter includes classics with a modern twist, such as sparkly macaroons; wreath-shaped sugar cookies baked with lemon and thyme. Decoration and filling ideas include icing ornaments and striped cookies that taste and look like peppermint sticks. With gorgeous, colorful photographs throughout this book has all the encouragement and know-how you'll need to create artful cookies that look as if they were purchased from a pastry shop – and taste like it too.
Let cookies be your new canvas! Now these sweet treats are also a creative outlet for imagination and arty crafting skills. Anyone can learn easy techniques for transforming plain cookies into little works of art following the step-by-step instructions and detailed photography found inside Sweet Art: Creature Cookies. Beginning with the cookies themselves, best-selling author and reknowned sugar artist Autumn Carpenter gives you her favorite recipes with tried-and-true tips for baking cookies that are perfect for decorating. See amazing ways to use common cookie cutters to create cute animal shapes. Learn the basics and beyond of piping buttercream icing, decorating with fondant, decorating with run-sugar icing, and so much more. Create over 80 different animal cookies. Discover many interesting ways to create textures for fur, feathers, or fish scales. Explore lots of possibilities for color combinations and blending. The creature cookies is this book represent all corners of the globe from earth, sea, and sky: safari, farm, forest, jungle, desert, lake, and ocean; even family pets! "Once again the amazing Autumn Carpenter has pooled her creative genius in creating a new and exciting book. Creature Cookies features Autumn's unique approach to fun, whimsical, and easy to create cookies. Written with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations will make this book a must have for all cookie decorating enthusiasts." - Chef Nicholas Lodge, Pastry Chef and Master Sugar Artist (Atlanta, Georgia) "Autumn Carpenter has sugar running through her veins. She comes from a long line of industry leaders and committed sugar artists that have excelled both artistically and commercially. Her skill set is proven, techniques exhibit quality, and her tutorials are accurate telling the whole story. Definitely for the cute at heart!" - Kerry Vincent, International Cake Exploration Societe Hall of Fame 2004, Dessert Professional Hall of Fame 2010, Food Network Challenge judge and host of Save My Bakery "Autumn Carpenter's new book is a delight! The ideas are new and creative and the techniques are easy enough for anyone to master. This book would be a great gift for young or old!" - Colette Peters, Colette's Cakes in New York City, author of five books on cakes and cake decorating, renowned educator, and recipient of multiple awards in the culinary arts
Author: Lisa Snyder
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Find cookies for kid's parties, the holidays, congratulations, weddings, Valentine's Day and more. Cookie crafters will find step-by-step photographs, clear instructions, and expert techniques to create delicious cookies for every reason and season.
The New York Times best-selling authors of Hello, Cupcake! and What’s New, Cupcake? are back, applying their oversized imaginations not just to cupcakes but to cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats, with projects that are more hilarious, more spectacular, more awe-inspiring—and simpler than ever. No sweet treat is safe from their ingenuity: refrigerator cookies, pound cakes, pie dough, cheesecakes, bar cookies, and Jell-O are all transformed into amazing and playful desserts. There’s something for everybody in this book, and every single item you need can be found in the neighborhood supermarket or convenience store. This enhanced e-book, with five stop-motion videos demonstrating recipes from the book and links that allow you to easily find exactly what you’re looking for, is one of the best ways to experience this phenomenon. Playing with your food has never been so exciting—or so easy. Karen Tack and Alan Richardson have appeared on TV with Martha Stewart, Rachael Ray, and Paula Deen and have been featured many times on NBC’s Today as well as in America’s top magazines.
In Cookie Art, superstar cookie decorator Amber Spiegel teaches you to create over 30 designs to turn even the most ordinary cookie into something amazing. These stunning projects reinforce and sharpen your skills to help you make any cookie a work of art.
A sugar-coated feast for the eyes and the imagination—this exciting 1,000 collection presents glorious full-color photographs of beautiful, outrageous, and deliciously decorated desserts, from extravagant wedding and birthday cakes to cupcakes and cookies that are miniature works of art. Like all of the books in our 1,000 series, this is not an instructional book, rather, it is a visual showcase designed to provide endless inspiration for anyone who loves decorative baking and entertaining.
Cake and cookie decorating--and all the tools that go with it--has become big business for craft chains. Michael's offers both cake and cookie decorating classes--and the fancy, decorate cookie is a long-time staple of parties and events. Great Cookie Decorating puts quick and easy cookie-decorating techniques at readers' fingertips. Irresistible designs beckon readers to try these easy techniques for professional, bakery-made results--and beginners will love creating fancy designs they never thought possible. Many people would love to decorate cookies like a pro--but how to find the time, and who wants to invest in lots of special equipment? This book is the answer, with recipes, frosting techniques, and easy to master decorating tricks that will wow friends and family. Readers will love learning how to create these just-right little cookes that are fresh and fun and reflect the spirit of the event--whether for hoidays, parties or everyday family celebrations. Master baker Amber Spiegel has developed a no-fuss approach and decorating shortcuts that will have readers producing beautiful cookies in no time. Tuck a quick and delicious giant sunflower cookie into a lunchbox, or make a party special with easy cookie pops--every page of the book is chock full of time-saving, tasty, cookie making and decorating ideas. Spiegel offers clever know-how readers just won't find anywhere else, including: Double duty techniques that can be used again and again to create different effects Show-off presentation ideas for making cookies the centerpiece of a table or party display