Maida Heatter's Book of Great Cookies by Maida Heatter

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  • DKennedy on February 14, 2017

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  • Cinnamon almond cookies

    • loehmichen on July 16, 2018

      Delicious family favorite since 1980!

  • Hermit bars

    • ashallen on July 20, 2021

      These were good, but they're not my dream hermits. My dream-hermits are fudgy and a bit chewy. Wanting to make sure these didn't dry out, I checked them after 20 minutes and pulled them immediately - 10 minutes before the 30 minutes called for in the recipe. The central third was moist and fudgy though unfortunately not chewy. It then got drier and more cake-like away from the center. Nice dark spice flavors, though I missed the bite that comes from using some ginger and/or black pepper and the bit of bitterness from using walnuts vs. pecans. I skipped the glaze because I found the bars to be sweet enough without it. I prefer Carole Walters' hermits recipe to this one, though I'm still hunting for that dream recipe...

    • Christinalego on September 01, 2020

      These are not sweet. I won’t make them again.

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  • ISBN 10 0394410211
  • ISBN 13 9780394410210
  • Published Aug 12 1977
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 277
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Random House USA Inc

Publishers Text

Carefully worked-out recipes promise every kind of cookie, and a few surprise delicacies, the cookie lover could wish for, providing for a great variety of drop, bar, icebox, rolled, and hand-formed confections.

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