Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis {cookbook review}

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title: The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook
author: Lindsay Landis
publisher: Quirk
hard cover w/ spiral: 160 pages
photos:  yes

chapters/sections:   Introduction - Candy - Cookies and Brownies - Cakes, Custards, and Pies - Frozen Treats - Indulgent Breakfasts - Fun Snacks and Party Fare

fun features: Absolutely mouthwatering photos throughout that illustrate Landis's love for cookie dough. And mine.  Many recipes contain a Quick Tip to ensure that the final results come out just as perfectly in your kitchen as they did in hers.  One example, from the Deep-Fried Cookie Dough Fritters: Stick each frozen ball onto a toothpick or wooden skewer before battering.  This convenient handle will make the batter-and-fry process easier.  Plus you've got a built-in serving tool.

(a few of the many) recipes destined for my kitchen:    Cookie Dough Mosaic Cheesecake, Malted Cookie Dough Milkshakes, Cookie Dough-Stuffed French Toast, Cookie Dough-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls, Deep-Fried Cookie Dough Fritters, Ice Cream and Cookie Dough Layer Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles, Brown Sugar Cookie Dough Layer Cake, Crispy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups

my thoughts/review: To be honest, I didn't really have any doubt in my mind that I would be smitten by this book.  And I am.  I grew up with mad-cookie dough-love, so the mere sight of the joyous creations packed inside this book brought a wistful smile to my lips.  I've marked many, many recipes to try...and of course the kids went crazy paging through the book, as well.  All three of the recipes I've tried turned out beautifully and had that cookie dough flavor you'd expect.  I love how Landis was able to bring this flavor to foods that didn't actually contain any cookie dough (such as the ice pops and pudding), as well as the ones that had cookie dough as a component.  And the eggless cookie dough meant to be eaten raw?  Well, if I hadn't known that it wasn't my regular cookie dough recipe (with eggs and baking soda), I would have guessed it was.    So, in short, this book is a real treat!

recipe(s) I have already tried:  Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pudding
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Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops
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Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops
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by Heather Schmitt-González
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: snack dessert vegetarian chocolate milk popsicles spring summer

Ingredients (10 (2.5 oz.) Popsicles)
  • 2½ c. milk
  • ⅔ c. light brown sugar, packed
  • couple pinches salt
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. + 1 tsp. mini chocolate chips
Instructions
Place milk in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for ~1 minute, or until warm to the touch. Stir in brown sugar and salt until dissolved. Stir in vanilla.

Place ½ tablespoon of chocolate chips in the bottom of your popsicle molds. Fill to the top with milk mixture. Insert sticks and freeze until solid.

-ever-so-slightly adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook


about the author:  Lindsay Landis is a graphic designer/small-business owner by day and a food blogger/cookie dough addict by night.  She is the author of the popular food blog Love and Olive Oil, and lives in Nashville with her husband, Taylor, and their three crazy cats.

further info: blog | facebook | twitter

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I received a free copy of this book to review from the publisher.  I was given permission to use the recipe.  All thoughts and opinions stated in this post are my own.  This post contains Amazon affiliate links.