Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cookbook Review: Cookie Classics Made Easy by Brandi Scalise

Title: Cookie Classics Made Easy: One-Bowl Recipes, Perfect Results
Author: Brandi Scalise
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: May 3rd 2016
Source: Netgalley/ Storey Publishing, LLC

Book Description:

The 40 recipes in this delicious collection use a foolproof formula that requires just one bowl, minimal baking equipment, and no previous experience! You’ll find your tried-and-true favorites here — from Chewy Chocolate Chip to Oatmeal Raisin, Shortbread, Ginger Molasses, and Snickerdoodles — plus many more that are sure to become new must-haves, such as Lemon Ginger, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Rum Raisin, Pecan Delight, and Vanilla Walnut Pear. Warm, crave-worthy cookies are just minutes away!



I love to bake. Especially cookies. Cookies are my go-to when I'm in the mood to get cooking. I'm always looking for new ideas to try, and the easier the better! I wasn't disappointed with this book.

This book is divided by ingredient, which I found really helpful. It's my preference, and it was much appreciated. Chapters include "Chocolate Love", "Fruit and Nut", and "Sugar and Spice". There's also a handy dandy conversion chart for reference.

Let's start with the recipes themselves. This is a great book for beginners. In addition to being easy, one bowl recipes (per the title), the recipes are extremely detailed, with instructions on how the cookies should look and at what stages, and tips to make a better cookie. The steps are numbered, which is also a helpful step for a newer baker.

True to the title, the recipes really are easy. But, they sound delicious too! Don't mistake "easy" for "boring". There's a nice mix of cookie types here. There's something for everyone. There's even some healthier options.

The photography is pretty good, but what really makes me happy is that there's a photo for every recipe. *Hallelujah chorus intensifies*. I am a visual person, and the more photos that a recipe book has, the better!

Some of the most delicious sounding cookies include Hit the Trails Running (Trail Mix), By the Campfire (No Bake Smores) and Apples Rolled in Autumn.

This is a great book for new bakers, but if you're not new to the kitchen there's still plenty to enjoy. It'd be good for a room parent or someone who hosts a lot.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I can imagine that our house would smell of cookies literally all the time if this book were physically in our hands