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.

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  • smartie101  on  October 14, 2018

    Eggnog Snickerdoodles

  • jmay42066  on  October 14, 2018

    Spiced chewy molasses

  • Amdona  on  October 14, 2018

    Snickerdoodles, my grandson's favorite

  • tennyogirl  on  October 14, 2018

    Stella's Thai lemongrass lime bars

  • lpatterson412  on  October 14, 2018

    Stuffed Carmel pretzel skillet cookie

  • Maefleur  on  October 14, 2018

    Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream

  • Lhoude  on  October 14, 2018

    Fresh lemon madeleines

  • Shelley.b  on  October 14, 2018

    Oatmeal raisin

  • cecrofts  on  October 14, 2018

    Pecan brittle bark cookies, for one…

  • JJWong  on  October 14, 2018

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

  • matag  on  October 14, 2018

    Blood orange jammy sammies

  • JRumi  on  October 14, 2018

    Chocolate pumpkin swirl cookies

  • hae1123  on  October 14, 2018

    S’mores cookies

  • riley  on  October 15, 2018

    Eggnog snickerdoodles

  • jr0717  on  October 15, 2018

    The cold brew cookies

  • bakeswithlove2369  on  October 15, 2018

    Favorite thin and crispy

  • lauriesk  on  October 15, 2018

    I would make Vanilla cream bites with cacao nibs

  • sipa  on  October 15, 2018

    Molasses ginger crackles

  • robynnemellor  on  October 15, 2018

    Peppermint bark shortbread bites

  • ravensfan  on  October 15, 2018

    Tahini chocolate macadamia nut cookies

  • sarahawker  on  October 15, 2018

    Lemon poppy seed cookies

  • NancyLynn  on  October 15, 2018

    Dark rye midnight cookies

  • MiMi60  on  October 15, 2018

    Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream

  • lavenderblonde  on  October 15, 2018

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

  • kfrels  on  October 15, 2018

    Burnt sugar ginger cookies

  • kitchen_chick  on  October 15, 2018

    Peach cardamom crisp bars

  • M256b  on  October 16, 2018

    Lemon Poppy Seed cookies

  • eatysmith  on  October 16, 2018

    Everything chocolate chip cookies!

  • Alivings07  on  October 16, 2018

    Molasses ginger crackles With ginger buttercream! Yum!

  • gk26  on  October 16, 2018

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

  • kmn4  on  October 16, 2018

    The defibrillator

  • kellykardos3  on  October 16, 2018

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

  • jenlhawes  on  October 16, 2018

    Peppermint bark shortbread bites

  • stephntran  on  October 16, 2018

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

  • southerncooker  on  October 16, 2018

    Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream

  • hillsboroks  on  October 16, 2018

    Eggnog snickerdoodles

  • NaomiH  on  October 17, 2018

    Cold brew cookies

  • praju  on  October 17, 2018

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

  • itadakimasu  on  October 17, 2018

    Stuffed Caramel Pretzel Skillet Cookie

  • herosky  on  October 17, 2018

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

  • LaurenE  on  October 18, 2018

    Fresh lemon madeleines

  • Kblg  on  October 19, 2018

    Chocolate cherry cheesecake thumbprints – these sound delicious}

  • Dannausc  on  October 19, 2018

    Cold brew cookies

  • HelenB  on  October 19, 2018

    Thai Lemongrass lime bars

  • mpdeb98  on  October 19, 2018

    Peanut butter cup meringues

  • t.t  on  October 20, 2018

    Tahini chocolate macadamia nut cookies

  • BMeyer  on  October 20, 2018

    lemongrass lime bars

  • RSW  on  October 20, 2018

    Stuffed pretzel caramel skillet cookie

  • debbiehb  on  October 20, 2018

    A sugar cookie for every occasion

  • Siegal  on  October 21, 2018

    I want to make French merengues

  • kelrific  on  October 22, 2018

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

  • lisa59  on  October 23, 2018

    Everything Chocolate Chip Cookies!
    Thank you!

  • marsmomma  on  October 23, 2018

    Fresh lemon madeleines, I love madeleines!

  • rchesser  on  October 23, 2018

    Red Velvet Madelines

  • Mardeen11  on  October 24, 2018

    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  October 24, 2018

    Five-spice cranberry mooncake cookies

  • rlgreen91  on  October 24, 2018

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

  • modbaker  on  October 24, 2018

    Vanilla bean thumbprint cookies with dulce de leche!

  • lisambb  on  October 25, 2018

    I need to make madelines. Any variety to start.

  • banba1  on  October 27, 2018

    The Brown butter muscovado chocolate chunk cookie bars sound heavenly…

  • Jenamarie  on  October 27, 2018

    The holy sh!t s'more cookie

  • verorenee  on  October 31, 2018

    Red velvet madeleines

  • EmilyR  on  November 2, 2018

    Lemon basil curd butter cookies

  • ket06e  on  November 2, 2018


  • jluvs2bake  on  November 3, 2018

    fresh lemon madeleines

  • Lmocooks  on  November 3, 2018

    Blood orange jammy sammies

  • a1apple  on  November 6, 2018

    Chocolate pumpkin swirl cookies

  • Laura1  on  November 9, 2018

    lemongrass lime bars

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  November 9, 2018

    Stella's Thai lemongrass lime bars without a doubt.

  • detroya  on  November 10, 2018

    Stella's Thai lemongrass lime bars are a favorite.

  • dbielick  on  November 10, 2018

    Five-spice cranberry mooncake cookies

  • artthecat  on  November 11, 2018

    Pecan brittle bark cookies

  • FireRunner2379  on  November 11, 2018

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

  • ljkish  on  November 11, 2018

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

  • orchidlady01  on  November 13, 2018

    Loaded rocky road caramel crunch bars

  • ginnymeloy  on  November 13, 2018


  • Nancith  on  November 13, 2018

    The defibrillator–the name is hilarious!

  • choppergirl  on  November 13, 2018

    Tahini chocolate macadamia nut cookies

  • sequoia55  on  November 14, 2018

    Burnt sugar ginger cookies

  • Sfgordon  on  November 14, 2018

    definitely want to try those Cold brew cookies!

  • Uhmandanicole  on  November 20, 2018

    Brown butter muscovado chocolate chunk cookie bars

  • brigs03  on  November 20, 2018

    Burnt sugar ginger

  • davisesq212  on  November 22, 2018

    I would try the Eggnog snickerdoodle cookies first.

  • priyamaine  on  November 25, 2018

    jammie sammies!

  • Mardeen11  on  November 27, 2018

    I want all of these cookies!

  • lgroom  on  November 27, 2018

    Fresh lemon madelines

  • love2chow  on  November 27, 2018

    Blood orange jammy sammies

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