Linda J. Amendt

Award-Winning Cookbook Author

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400 Sensational Cookies

Table of Contents:

Baking Great Cookies
Cookie Baking Equipment and Utensils
Ingredients for Flavor-Packed Cookies
Baking Perfect Cookies

Recipes for Cookie-Lovers
of All Ages

Drop Cookies
Hand-Shaped Cookies
Chocolate Chip Heaven
Oatmeal Delights
Dream Cookies
Rolled Cutout Cookies
Refrigerator Slice-and-Bake Cookies
Bars and Squares
Brownies, Brownies, and More Brownies
Extra-Special Cookies

Helpful Extras
Blue Ribbon Cookies
Packaging Cookies for Mailing
Cookie Problem Solver
Cookie Supply Sources

A Selection of the Recipes in 400 Sensational Cookies

Drop Cookies
Mocha Fudge Truffle Cookies
Lemon Drops
Piña Colada Cookies
Butterscotch Pecan Cookies
Apple Walnut Cookies

Hand-Shaped Cookies
Double Almond Cookies
Butter Pecan Cookies
Favorite Sugar Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies
Peanut Butter Jam Thumbprints
Glazed Lime Cookies

Chocolate Chip Heaven
Chocolate Chip Heaven Cookies
Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chippers
Deluxe Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmenal Delights
Oatmeal Walnut Cookies
Molasses Oat Cookies
Coconut Oat Chews
Peanut Butter Oat Chippers
Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies
Tropical Oat Cookies

Dream Cookies
Maple Pecan Dreams
Chocolate Decadence Dreams
Butterscotch Dreams
Apricot Coconut Dreams
White Chocolate Chip Dreams
Mocha Fudge Dreams

Rolled Cutout Cookies
Almond Cutouts
Sour Cream Cookies
Glazed Orange Cutouts
Maple Leaf Cookies
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Refrigerator Slice-and-Bake Cookies
Cinnamon Crisps
Eggnog Cookies
Chocolate Mint Thins
Date Walnut Slices
Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Butterscotch Slices

Bars and Squares
Apricot Pineapple Bars
Raspberry Streusel Squares
Pumpkin Crunch Bars
Deluxe Nut Bars
Cranberry Coconut Squares
Apple Pie Crumb Squares

Brownies, Brownies and More Brownies
Chocolate Lover's Brownies
Amaretto Brownies
Sour Cream Brownies
White Chocolate Macadamia Brownies
Raspberry Brownies
Chocolate Malt Brownies

Blueberry Lemon Biscotti
Spumoni Biscotti
Cranberry White Chocolate Biscotti
Cherry Almond Biscotti
Maple Pecan Biscotti
Chocolate Chip Orange Biscotti

Espresso Shortbread
Citrus Shortbread
Chocolate Brownie Shortbread
Macadamia Nut Shortbread
Cherry Shortbread
Toffee Shortbread

Extra-Special Cookies
Sour Cream Fudge Pouches
Coconut Macadamia Rugelach
Apricot Orange Cups
Raspberry Coconut Spirals
Apple Butter Turnovers
Blackberry Triangles


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400 Sensational Cookies

Written by
Linda J. Amendt

One of America's Best Home Bakers

Imagine the tantalizing aroma of fresh-baked, homemade cookies wafting through your kitchen and the wonderful sensation of biting into a sumptuous, chewy, flavor-packed morsel, still warm from the oven. Cookie Heaven!

International Culinary Academy Awards Winner!

photograph by Ignacio Urquiza
Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon
Academy of the Culinary Arts

International Culinary Academy Awards

The Culinary Accolade of the 21st Century

Best Baking Book

Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Award!

Mom's Choice Awards

Gold Medal Award Winner

Cooking, Food & Wine

Honoring excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.

Accolades for 400 Sensational Cookies

Cordon d' Or - Gold Ribbon
International Culinary Academy Awards
Winner - Best Baking Book

Mom's Choice Awards
Gold Medal Award Winner - Cooking, Food & Wine

International Book Awards
Best Baking/​Bread Book
Best Desserts Book

National Best Books Awards
Best Baking/​Bread Book
Best Desserts Book

London Book Festival
Winner - Best Cookbook

New York Book Festival
Winner - Best Cookbook

Los Angeles Book Festival
Winner - Best Cookbook

San Francisco Book Festival
Winner - Best Cookbook

Discover the secrets of baking great cookies
with outstanding flavor and texture!

400 Sensational Cookies focuses on creating great cookies with great flavor. Blue ribbon baker Linda J. Amendt shares her years of baking experience and her techniques for making exceptional cookies. She reveals the secrets to using the right ingredients and preparation methods to bake the best cookies. Layers of flavor give these cookies that extra-special taste to please cookie enthusiasts of any age. From the butter, to the sugar, to the extracts, to the chocolate and nuts and fruit, each flavor builds on and enhances the others to create tantalizing cookies.

Recipes for Cookie-Lovers of All Ages

Filled with 400 delicious, delightful cookies for every occasion, this book has recipes sure to please cookie fans everywhere.

      •  Drop Cookies
      •  Hand-Shaped Cookies
      •  Chocolate Chip Heaven
      •  Oatmeal Cookie Delights
      •  Dream Cookies
      •  Rolled Cutout Cookies
      •  Refrigerator Slice-and-Bake Cookies
      •  Bars and Squares
      •  Brownies, Brownies and More Brownies
      •  Biscotti
      •  Shortbreads
      •  Extra-Special Cookies

All of the cookies have a strong emphasis on flavor. No bland, boring or overly complicated cookies here. These are recipes designed for cookie lovers and contain all the information home bakers need to create great-tasting cookies. And these cookies look as good as they taste.

Loaded with Features

The recipes in this book are specifically designed for home bakers of all skill levels, perfect for anyone from novice to experienced bakers. 400 Sensational Cookies not only discusses which ingredients are best to use in making different types of cookies, but also explains how ingredients interact with each other. Using the right ingredients, in the right amounts, can determine the success or failure of the cookie.

      •  Features foolproof recipes, clear instructions and essential baking
         information so both novice and experienced bakers can become
         great cookie bakers

      •  400 great-tasting cookie recipes that anyone can bake

      •  Recipes range from special versions of traditional favorites and modern
         classics to hundreds of new and tempting original creations

      •  Detailed chapters on equipment, ingredients and baking great cookies
         provide a solid foundation for success.

      •  Explanations and definitions of the terms used in cookie baking

      •  Expert advice, helpful tips and insight from an award-winning baker

Many of the recipes can be prepared quickly and without a lot of fuss, making it easy to whip up a batch of fresh homemade cookies for an after-school treat, a family dessert or a special occasion.

Expert Advice and Tips

As a highly successful and knowledgeable award-winning baker, Linda Amendt has filled these pages with lots of helpful information, an extensive collection of tantalizing recipes, and expert tips on all aspects of cookie baking. There are also many suggestions for decorating and serving your cookies, along with helpful information on hosting cookie parties and holding bake sale fundraisers.

The wide variety of cookie recipes and extensive baking information in 400 Sensational Cookies are presented from the practical, realistic perspective of a knowledgeable and experienced home baker. Information is conveyed in a friendly, neighborly style designed to set the reader at ease and to make bakers feel like the author is right there alongside them in the kitchen guiding them through the process.

Using the information, techniques and recipes in 400 Sensational Cookies anyone anywhere can become a great cookie baker.

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