by Sybil PrattMarch, 2005
Soothing the Cookie Monster within
Now for a little (well, not so little) indulgence we all love cookies, often the bigger the better, so a whole book devoted to Big Fat Cookies is a big treat. Elinor Klivans' tribute to the chewy, the chunky, the crispy and the "two-fisted" sandwich cookies offers 50 foolproof recipes to send as gifts or for sustenance, fill your cookie jar, celebrate the happy times and help endure the stressful ones. Elinor starts off with practical, timesaving tips for mixing, baking and storing, and ideas for serving big cookies as dessert for both informal and more formal occasions. The full-color illustrations are not only good enough to eat; they're downright inspirational. One look at the Chocolate Chip-stuffed cookies, Big City Black and Whites, Toasted Coconut Washboards, Pine Nut and Fig Roundups or the Lemon-Ginger Cookie sandwiches will have you in the kitchen with baking sheets out, flour flying and a big fat smile on your face.