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Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis: Chef Jeff Reviews

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook
by Lindsay Landis
Quirk Books (Random House)
ISBN: 978-1-59474-564-5
Cooking Level: Beginner +
Buy from Indigo
Release Date: June 5, 2012

Description: Food blogger Lindsay Landis has invented the perfect cookie dough. It tastes great. Its egg free (and thus safe to eat raw). You can whip it up in minutes. And, best of all, you can use it to make dozens of delicious cookie dough creations, from cakes, custards, and pies to candies, brownies, and even granola bars. Included are recipes for indulgent breakfasts (cookie dough doughnuts!), frozen treats (cookie dough popsicles!), outrageous snacks (cookie dough wontons! cookie dough fudge! cookie dough pizza!), and more. 

The Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook features clear instructions and dozens of decadent full-color photographs. If youve ever been caught with a finger in the mixing bowl, then this is the book for you

The Good Stuff
  • The spiral binding of this is outstanding and oh so practical. Easy to lay open and flat so that you can easily consult your recipe without damaging or getting cookie dough all over the book (Quirk has the most practical cookbooks)
  • As usual the wife likes to comment on the index and this one she says is very well detailed and organized -- a virtual librarians dream (chocolate & organized stuff)
  • Recipes are easy to follow and use ingredients that are readily available
  • The sheer amount of recipes that you can use cookie dough for really is amazing
  • We shared all the items we made with mine and Jen's work as well as some of her nerdy book friends/publishers (says she even gave some to the guy that wrote that book Shit my Dad Says)
  • Creative use of cookie dough for all sorts of occasions - even breakfast
  • Plenty of quick tips and suggestions
  • Has a nice cute introduction
  • Practical in terms that it explains the ingredients, the equipment, etc before you even get to the recipes
  • Every recipe has at least one picture - which makes it more appetizing
  • Even some unique wrapping ideas for the treats if you want to pass them along (which unfortunately the wife is ALWAYS doing -- she never leaves any of them home for us boys)
  • Even has some vegan recipes
The Not So Good Stuff
  • Nothing in here for diabetics (as wife likes to say had to find something to put in this section)
Favorite Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles - Pg 19
Cookie Dough Creme Brulee - Pg 79
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bread Pudding - Pg 75
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cannoli - Pg 141
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies - Pg 51

Who Should/Shouldn't Use
  • This is a must for any cookie lover
  • Something in here for bakers of every level
  • Wonderful gift idea
5 Dewey's

We received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review

Baking Photographs
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
Finished Product
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cannoli
Finished Product


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