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!
A complete guide to creating beautifully designed and hand-decorated cookies at home presents full-color photography, step-by-step instructions, and a gallery of 150 colorful cookies, accompanied by information on ingredients, essential equipment and supplies, decorating techniques, and recipes for rolled cookie doughs--traditional sugar, chocolate, nutty, and gingerbread--and icing.
Elaborately decorated cookies fill the shelves of high-end bakery cases, tempting shoppers with bright colors and whimsical shapes. The cookies are beautiful, but buying them in a bakery can be shockingly expensive, and their flavor often doesn’t live up to their appearance. Now home bakers can have their pretty cookies and enjoy eating them too! Thanks to the clear instructions and practical methods developed by authors Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer, amateur cookie crafters can achieve bakery-quality design and homemade fresh taste. Cookie Craft gives readers access to the entire world of decorated cookies, beginning with an inspirational gallery of 150 colorful cookies guaranteed to start those creative juices flowing. The authors go on to discuss ingredients, supplies, equipment and technique. They include four delicious recipes for rolled cookie doughs (Traditional Sugar, Chocolate, Nutty, and Gingerbread) that provide perfect blank canvases for decorating, and, of course, their recipe for versatile Royal Icing. In the most important section, they share the design techniques accumulated and perfected during hundreds of afternoons spent crafting thousands of cookies. Cookie crafters will learn how to pipe, flood, and sugar their cookies, how to design color palettes that work with every season, how to make cookies stand up in fun 3-D structures, and much more!
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. .
Make every Christmas a cookie craft Christmas! With more than 60 new Christmas cookie designs, along with festive New Year's cookies and lovely Hanukkah treats, "Cookie Craft Christmas" delivers colorful inspiration to cookie decorators just when they need it most.
This richly illustrated how-to book is a comprehensive reference about various techniques for decorating cookies, including buttercream icing, rolled fondant, run sugar, painting, chocolate icing, and egg wash glaze. The clear organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 400 full-color photos. Easy projects provide fun opportunities for trying the techniques, and a gallery of beautifully decorated cookies offers examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself!
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.
Author: Georganne Bell
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Everybody likes cookies, but they LOVE good-looking cookies. Take your treats to the next level with this beginner’s guide to cookie decorating. Full of tips and tricks to make your projects easier, this is a go-to resource for first-time decorators and cookie pros alike. Learn how to create adorable cookie cats, mermaids, monkeys, babies, foxes, and much morechoose and use your decorating toolscolor icing at the right time and pick the best colors for your projectmix the perfect shade of icing (including color charts and palettes)preserve your cookie masterpieces by drying, freezing, and storing With designs that are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion, this book has everything you need to get started, including recipes and step-by-step instructions. Easy to use and filled with fun ideas, this book will soon have you creating professional-looking cookies right in your own home!
Whether you are a first-timer or a dab hand at baking, Chloe Coker shows you how to make and decorate the cutest cookies, with a professional finish that belies their simplicity. Choose from 35 imaginative cookies to suit a whole host of occasions and celebrations – from Christmas and birthdays to weddings and vintage tea parties. Bring along the adorable baby shoe cookies to a baby shower; make the animal face cookies with children for a birthday party; add a personal touch to a wedding with the French hearts and bridal henna cookies; and learn how to make icing flowers with the summer daisy cookies. Chloe breaks down her expert decorating techniques into clear step-by-step instructions to guarantee the perfect finish every time. Her techniques section explains everything you need to produce gorgeous treats – from baking delicious cookies to icing and presentation ideas, as well as how to create your own designs. Super-cute cookies are fun to make with impressive results – the perfect gift or party food. • Find the perfect cookie for every occasion, including weddings, new babies, Christmas, Easter and more. • Learn the baking and decorating skills that guarantee a professional finish every time. • Discover how to design your own projects and make your own cookie cutters.
A guide to professional cookie-decorating techniques instructs home bakers of any skill level through 50 projects that cover royal icing piping, fondant cookies, colored dough, 3-D cookie sculptures and more. Original.
Author: Young Mo Kim
Publisher: Dream Character, LLC
Release Date: 2005
A full-color cookbook containing more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations for a complete, step-by-step demonstration of each recipe. It includes more than 100 recipes - a fusion of the finest European and Asian pastries. This selection of cookies, pastries, breads, and much more is sure to capture the American audience with fresh and never before seen looks and tastes.
Author: Patti Paige
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Release Date: 2014-11-04
The big new idea in baking: cookie transformations-- using a few cookie cutters and a twist of the wrist to create 100 totally unique and fun cookie designs! You Can't Judge a Cookie by Its Cutter: Make More Than 100 Cookie Designs with Only a Handful of Cookie Cutters Dubbed "the most creative baker I know" by Ina Garten, cookie expert Patti Paige reveals the secrets behind her famous decorating techniques and dough recipes. Known for her irresistibly playful cookie designs, Patti shows how, with a change of perspective and her decorating tips, a single cookie cutter is the only tool you need to make a Chick that will transform, into French Fries, a Hen, and a Dog! A pumpkin-shaped cookie morphs into a bunch of bananas or into George Washington's profile; a tea cup into a stork or graduation cap; a ghost into a cat; a football helmet into a bird on a nest or an elephant; a gift box into a spider; or Santa into a turkey , and much more. Plus, Patti shares her seven favorite cookie dough recipes from classic vanilla sugar cookies to vegan gingerbread, and all the tools, tips, techniques and resources needed to create your own transformations in the kitchen - even how to make your own cookie cutters.