Any Good Cookies/decorating Books?

Baking By revel Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 9:46am by Honeydukes

revel Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 7:46am
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Hi.. I'm interested in getting a book on cookies decorating are there any good ones anyone can recommend? Are they worth buying? Or will i find more and better info here?

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bashini Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 8:46am
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Hi revel, I don't do cookies. So I can't recomend any books. But I found some links for great cookie decorating books.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0823012662/?tag=cakecentral-20

http://www.google.co.uk/products?hl=en&q=cookie+decorating+books&um=1&ie=UTF-8

The prices are in £s. But from the name of the books, you can find them in US.

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mawagner Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 10:12am
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Ihave the Flour Pot Cookie Book...it's great for getting ideas when using fondant on cookies. I also have one by Toba Garrett (can't remember the name right now). I don't like that one as much, but it all depends on your "style" of decorating. I'm sure others with have some great ideas!

bunnywiser Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 11:35am
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My favorite is Cookie Sensations. As a newbie, I learned so much about cookie decorating from this book--- before I found this site!

I got it at Michaels with a 40% off coupon from the paper. But you can also order it from the author's site: http://www.bundlesofcookies.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Cookie+Sensation

yankeegal Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by bblwise

My favorite is Cookie Sensations. As a newbie, I learned so much about cookie decorating from this book--- before I found this site!

I got it at Michaels with a 40% off coupon from the paper. But you can also order it from the author's site: http://www.bundlesofcookies.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Cookie+Sensation




This is my favorite as well-and anything by Autumn Carpenter.

fearlessbaker Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:24pm
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Thanks, I am going to order the Cookie Sensations Book. For those not familiar with Autumn Carpenter she has a site with ideas,instructions and recipes. you can also go to Country Kitchens Sweet Art to get instructions on how she does the chocolate transfers onto cookies.

Honeydukes Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 9:46am
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I really like these. Toba's book was my first cookie decorating book and is my favorite. Autumn Carpenter's book is also a must! She has great recipes and lots of decorating ideas. I write her every-so-often and beg her to write a cookie book specifically for Christmas. Her book is inexpensive and well worth the price!!! (She also has cookie bouquet and 3D project books.)

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=3&ShopId=44&CatId=602&SubCatId=432&productId=627727
Creative Cookies by Toba Garrett
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1402722524/?tag=cakecentral-20


Cookie Craft has great recipes -- LOVE LOVE LOVE their chocolate cookie recipe. (It's posted in the recipe section by pumkinwaffles.)

Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions by Valerie Peterson & Janice Fryer
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1580176941/?tag=cakecentral-20


I was disappointed with The Flour Pot Cookie Book by Margie Greenberg. It's a basic sugar cookie recipe with umpteen ways to roll out fondant and put it on a cookie. I purchased it in hardcover and it wasn't worth the money. Maybe paperback with a coupon -- maybe. They have lots of cute ideas, but you can go to their site and see them for free. See if your library has it and borrow it.
http://www.flourpotcookies.com/default.asp


Next time you're in the bookstore take a look at these:

Christmas Cookies from the Whimsical Bakehouse by Liv Hansen
Cookie Sensations: Creative Designs for Every Occasion by Meaghan Mountford

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