The Cookie Book - Rebecca Firth

Rebecca Firth knows cookies. She knows much more than cookies which is evident if you follow her blog Displaced Housewife, but the woman gets brownie points (pun intended) for her showstopping cookie recipes. Her debut cookbook, The Cookie Book: Decadent Bites for Every Occasion is spectacular and a must have for every baker. Two cookie books this season have me excited about holiday baking and her title is one of them - I'll have a promotion up soon for the second book. Trust me, you need both.  

You may think "I have plenty of cookie recipes or books", but you would be wrong, so wrong. It's okay to be wrong. I'm here to keep you on the straight and narrow. The Cookie Book is not only beautiful and filled with photographs that will inspire you, but the recipes are exciting and interesting.

These sweet treats are unlike any you've come across. Chocolate espresso cream bars, Dark rye midnight cookies, Vanilla bean thumbprint cookies with dulce de leche, and Peanut butter cup meringues are calling to be made. Rebecca also shares her version of classics along with truffles, brownies, blondies and more. 

It is snowing here in Colorado and I am planning to bake one of Rebecca's recipes tonight or tomorrow. My only issue is that I'm not sure which one because I want to make them all. I'll report back later this week to keep you all on the edge of your seat. Maybe the Everything chocolate chip cookie below will be the winner!

Our   provides a look inside this tempting book and shares the following treats in our    feature:


Rebecca has events planned and her dates are on our calendar, go see her if she is in your area. This title is one of our baking selections in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club this fall. Special thanks to Page Street Publishing for providing EYB with the materials for the preview above and for sharing three copies of this title in our giveaway below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on November 27th, 2018.


  • smartie101  on  10/14/2018 at 4:43 PM

    Eggnog Snickerdoodles

  • jmay42066  on  10/14/2018 at 4:52 PM

    Spiced chewy molasses

  • Amdona  on  10/14/2018 at 4:54 PM

    Snickerdoodles, my grandson's favorite

  • tennyogirl  on  10/14/2018 at 5:07 PM

    Stella's Thai lemongrass lime bars

  • lpatterson412  on  10/14/2018 at 5:15 PM

    Stuffed Carmel pretzel skillet cookie

  • Maefleur  on  10/14/2018 at 5:29 PM

    Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream

  • Lhoude  on  10/14/2018 at 5:53 PM

    Fresh lemon madeleines

  • Shelley.b  on  10/14/2018 at 6:06 PM

    Oatmeal raisin

  • cecrofts  on  10/14/2018 at 6:19 PM

    Pecan brittle bark cookies, for one...

  • JJWong  on  10/14/2018 at 6:27 PM

    I'd love to try the recipe for cold brew cookies!

  • matag  on  10/14/2018 at 7:18 PM

    Blood orange jammy sammies

  • JRumi  on  10/14/2018 at 7:47 PM

    Chocolate pumpkin swirl cookies

  • hae1123  on  10/14/2018 at 8:54 PM

    S’mores cookies

  • riley  on  10/15/2018 at 12:00 AM

    Eggnog snickerdoodles

  • jr0717  on  10/15/2018 at 5:07 AM

    The cold brew cookies

  • bakeswithlove2369  on  10/15/2018 at 7:45 AM

    Favorite thin and crispy

  • lauriesk  on  10/15/2018 at 9:46 AM

    I would make Vanilla cream bites with cacao nibs

  • sipa  on  10/15/2018 at 9:48 AM

    Molasses ginger crackles

  • robynnemellor  on  10/15/2018 at 10:22 AM

    Peppermint bark shortbread bites

  • ravensfan  on  10/15/2018 at 1:01 PM

    Tahini chocolate macadamia nut cookies

  • sarahawker  on  10/15/2018 at 1:04 PM

    Lemon poppy seed cookies

  • NancyLynn  on  10/15/2018 at 7:02 PM

    Dark rye midnight cookies

  • MiMi60  on  10/15/2018 at 7:30 PM

    Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream

  • lavenderblonde  on  10/15/2018 at 8:02 PM

    I want to try the old fashioned iced oatmeal cookies first! 🍪😋

  • kfrels  on  10/15/2018 at 8:17 PM

    Burnt sugar ginger cookies

  • kitchen_chick  on  10/15/2018 at 9:59 PM

    Peach cardamom crisp bars

  • M256b  on  10/16/2018 at 2:02 AM

    Lemon Poppy Seed cookies

  • eatysmith  on  10/16/2018 at 5:07 AM

    Everything chocolate chip cookies!

  • Alivings07  on  10/16/2018 at 5:20 AM

    Molasses ginger crackles With ginger buttercream! Yum!

  • gk26  on  10/16/2018 at 8:09 AM

    It’s almost Christmas time so I am itching to try the peppermint bark shortbread bites!

  • kmn4  on  10/16/2018 at 8:37 AM

    The defibrillator

  • kellykardos3  on  10/16/2018 at 9:41 AM

    I works make the lemon Madeleine’s first-I’m obsessed with making these cookies!!

  • jenlhawes  on  10/16/2018 at 11:06 AM

    Peppermint bark shortbread bites

  • stephntran  on  10/16/2018 at 11:17 AM

    The idea of red velvet madeleines is already having me salivate! I'd definitely make those first!

  • southerncooker  on  10/16/2018 at 8:06 PM

    Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream

  • hillsboroks  on  10/16/2018 at 8:52 PM

    Eggnog snickerdoodles

  • NaomiH  on  10/17/2018 at 8:53 AM

    Cold brew cookies

  • praju  on  10/17/2018 at 11:36 AM

    Red Velvet Madelienes looks yummy and i would love to try it.

  • itadakimasu  on  10/17/2018 at 5:17 PM

    Stuffed Caramel Pretzel Skillet Cookie

  • herosky  on  10/17/2018 at 6:56 PM

    I would make the Super peanut-y peanut butter cookies first. I've been on a huge peanut butter kick lately.

  • LaurenE  on  10/18/2018 at 8:43 AM

    Fresh lemon madeleines

  • Kblg  on  10/19/2018 at 12:24 AM

    Chocolate cherry cheesecake thumbprints - these sound delicious}

  • Dannausc  on  10/19/2018 at 5:56 AM

    Cold brew cookies

  • HelenB  on  10/19/2018 at 6:48 AM

    Thai Lemongrass lime bars

  • mpdeb98  on  10/19/2018 at 7:52 PM

    Peanut butter cup meringues

  • t.t  on  10/20/2018 at 12:54 AM

    Tahini chocolate macadamia nut cookies

  • BMeyer  on  10/20/2018 at 6:19 AM

    lemongrass lime bars

  • RSW  on  10/20/2018 at 7:57 AM

    Stuffed pretzel caramel skillet cookie

  • debbiehb  on  10/20/2018 at 8:55 AM

    A sugar cookie for every occasion

  • Siegal  on  10/21/2018 at 11:08 AM

    I want to make French merengues

  • kelrific  on  10/22/2018 at 12:07 PM

    Yum, I'm so curious about the super peanut-y peanut butter cookies!

  • lisa59  on  10/23/2018 at 12:58 AM

    Everything Chocolate Chip Cookies! Thank you!

  • marsmomma  on  10/23/2018 at 5:55 PM

    Fresh lemon madeleines, I love madeleines!

  • rchesser  on  10/23/2018 at 5:57 PM

    Red Velvet Madelines

  • Mardeen11  on  10/24/2018 at 4:41 PM

    I was going to flip through the index and look for my favorite cookie to try first but I can't get past Stella's Thai lemongrass lime bars. That will HAVE to be my first!

  • ebs  on  10/24/2018 at 9:05 PM

    Five-spice cranberry mooncake cookies

  • rlgreen91  on  10/24/2018 at 10:24 PM

    Brown butter chocolate chip cookies sound decadent! I didn't even bother to look at the rest of the index.

  • modbaker  on  10/24/2018 at 11:47 PM

    Vanilla bean thumbprint cookies with dulce de leche!

  • lisambb  on  10/25/2018 at 2:49 PM

    I need to make madelines. Any variety to start.

  • banba1  on  10/27/2018 at 2:37 AM

    The Brown butter muscovado chocolate chunk cookie bars sound heavenly...

  • Jenamarie  on  10/27/2018 at 8:16 PM

    The holy sh!t s'more cookie

  • verorenee  on  10/31/2018 at 6:30 PM

    Red velvet madeleines

  • EmilyR  on  11/2/2018 at 1:02 AM

    Lemon basil curd butter cookies

  • ket06e  on  11/2/2018 at 1:39 PM


  • jluvs2bake  on  11/3/2018 at 4:06 PM

    fresh lemon madeleines

  • Lmocooks  on  11/3/2018 at 4:06 PM

    Blood orange jammy sammies

  • a1apple  on  11/6/2018 at 4:36 PM

    Chocolate pumpkin swirl cookies

  • Laura1  on  11/9/2018 at 8:04 AM

    lemongrass lime bars

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  11/9/2018 at 10:33 PM

    Stella's Thai lemongrass lime bars without a doubt.

  • detroya  on  11/10/2018 at 5:31 AM

    Stella's Thai lemongrass lime bars are a favorite.

  • dbielick  on  11/10/2018 at 7:00 AM

    Five-spice cranberry mooncake cookies

  • artthecat  on  11/11/2018 at 10:20 AM

    Pecan brittle bark cookies

  • FireRunner2379  on  11/11/2018 at 7:20 PM

    I would like to try the Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream!

  • ljkish  on  11/11/2018 at 8:31 PM

    I would like to make the brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

  • orchidlady01  on  11/13/2018 at 3:34 AM

    Loaded rocky road caramel crunch bars

  • ginnymeloy  on  11/13/2018 at 8:20 AM


  • Nancith  on  11/13/2018 at 12:06 PM

    The defibrillator--the name is hilarious!

  • choppergirl  on  11/13/2018 at 2:38 PM

    Tahini chocolate macadamia nut cookies

  • sequoia55  on  11/14/2018 at 2:50 AM

    Burnt sugar ginger cookies

  • Sfgordon  on  11/14/2018 at 10:15 AM

    definitely want to try those Cold brew cookies!

  • Uhmandanicole  on  11/20/2018 at 3:25 AM

    Brown butter muscovado chocolate chunk cookie bars

  • brigs03  on  11/20/2018 at 7:30 AM

    Burnt sugar ginger

  • davisesq212  on  11/22/2018 at 11:19 PM

    I would try the Eggnog snickerdoodle cookies first.

  • priyamaine  on  11/25/2018 at 5:31 PM

    jammie sammies!

  • Mardeen11  on  11/27/2018 at 4:53 PM

    I want all of these cookies!

  • lgroom  on  11/27/2018 at 5:01 PM

    Fresh lemon madelines

  • love2chow  on  11/27/2018 at 10:35 PM

    Blood orange jammy sammies

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