Cookie Love by Mindy Segal and Kate Leahy

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  • Jill's spiced double-chocolate cookies

    • kleins99 on December 11, 2017

      I love the spiced chocolate base of this cookie, but neither of the mixing doughs worked or were worth the effort to combine with the spiced base. I love the spice dough as a base though. It needn't be mixed with anything else.

  • Leopard print: vanilla bean and chocolate shortbread with hot fudge

    • cespitler on November 29, 2018

      These are great cookies. Although they flattened out, they were pretty close to the images in the book. Like shortbread often is, they aren't too sweet and just the right amount of salt.

    • helskitchenvt on January 07, 2020

      I use these cookie doughs to make the base layer for candy bars - it's the best recipe I've found, just the right texture and the right salt in with the sweet.

  • Chocolate pretzel shortbread with milk chocolate caramel

    • cespitler on December 05, 2015

      I made the Chocolate Pretzel Shortbread with Milk Chocolate Caramel for holiday party gift bags. These were definitely the most remarked upon out of seven or so cookies/confections. These are project cookies and I found it easiest to make them over a few days. Read through the entire recipe so that you can get some aspects of the recipe made ahead of time. For the shortbread, 1/2 of the flour is ground up sourdough pretzels, which means these have that saltiness in a cookie that you really want! The frosting, used inside these sandwich cookies, has a very complex flavor out of browned butter, milk chocolate, whiskey, and a homemade caramel saue. Seriously, I'm thinking about where else to use just this part of the recipe--on a chocolate cake would be awesome!! I ran out of time before getting to the final step of dipping these cookies into a milk chocolate/bittersweet chocolate mixture. The cookies were fantastic without, but would totally be worth it if you have the time!

  • Folger's crystals with sour cream gianduja

    • cespitler on December 03, 2016

      Folger's Crystals with Sour Cream Gianduja This is only my second time digging into this book. I was not disapointed. Since they are sandwich cookies, it takes a bit of pre-planning to produce these. The shortbread with Folger's Crystals were fantastic on their own. The dotted crystals look great and provide a surprising, small crunch. I was making cookies for a slew of people so I simply cut these a bit smaller. The gianduja was an awesome filling. And, the extra steps to coat them on the outside make the final presentation look great. I made a platter of these cookies all in various stages...just the shortbread, wtih the filling, dipped in chocolate, and dipped with the toffee. They all disappeared quickly.

  • Best friends cookies

    • cespitler on December 01, 2017

      Complex flavors in this cookie with swirls for a great look. However, my cookies flattened so they were not quite the right texture. I think I have an oven temp issue (I know, I need a thermometer!) so I am sure it was my error!

  • Classic cream cheese dough

    • cespitler on December 01, 2017

      A delicous dough that comes together quickly with no fussiness.

  • Raspberry rose rugelach

    • cespitler on December 01, 2017

      Yum! These cookies were delicious--a nice mix of sweet and tart.

  • Dream bars

    • cespitler on December 08, 2019

      These are fantastic and will definitely be made again. Like most in this book, there are a few steps, but nothing difficult. The proportions make for a flavorful and textured bite every time!

    • joyofcooking1931 on June 07, 2015

      These are fantastic. The headnote is telling the truth--once you make these, you won't be able to forget them.

  • Malted milk chocolate hot fudge

    • cespitler on November 23, 2017

      A beautiful, silky hot fudge that has notes of caramel.

  • Caramel sauce

    • cespitler on December 05, 2015

      I make a fair amount of caramel sauce (I prefer caramel over chocolate) and this is one of my favorites. The texture is easily spreadable or pourable even after a few days. Definitely a keeper.

    • cespitler on November 22, 2017

      It's been a couple of years since I made this sauce and I love it just as much this time. It has a beautiful, deep caramel flavor along with gorgeous amber color.

  • Raspberry framboise jam

    • cespitler on November 22, 2017

      Yum! This is a super quick, easy, and delicous small-batch jam that requires few ingredients. It has just the right balance of tart and sweet. I used frozen raspberries so it came together without much pre-planning. The color is gorgeous!

  • Barter brownies

    • helskitchenvt on July 04, 2016

      Other brownies claim to be the perfect balance of cakey and fudgey - these really truly are. I used it as a base for all sorts of embellished brown recipes (usually involving chopped up candy)

    • sarahkalsbeek on July 13, 2018

      These are so delicious! I keep wanting to try other brownie recipes and my husband says, "why would you when you've found the perfect one?" I think they are especially good straight out of the fridge. I have used chocolate at different percentages than what she calls for based on what I could find at the store (can't remember the exact % I've tried) - always turns out fine. I like to sprinkle a little kosher salt or Maldon on top of the rice krispies.

    • sarahkalsbeek on June 16, 2019

      Update: for the holidays, we mixed in crushed peppermints with the rice krispie topping. I think that is my favorite topping so far! Absolutely amazing!

  • Corn nut cornmeal shortbread

    • helskitchenvt on July 06, 2016

      I could not, for the life of me, get the corn nuts to grind to anything like the texture described in the instructions and I began to fear for my food processor. However, I went ahead with my too-chunky corn nuts and the cookies tasted great, so I'm going to keep making them and not worry about it.

  • "Any which way but you will never lose" snickerdoodles

    • Jviney on February 16, 2019

      Loved these. A little crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. An excellent recipe.

    • sarahkalsbeek on January 26, 2019

      I was out of flaky sea salt, so used 1.5 t of kosher instead (instead of 1 tsp kosher and 1 tsp sea salt). Worked out great. I don't know if this is traditional for snickerdoodles, but I might try adding cinnamon to the batter itself next time, just to up the cinnamon flavor. Very good snickerdoodles!!

  • Oatmeal scotchies

    • Jviney on February 22, 2019

      Excellent flavor and the cookies did exactly what the author wanted - crispy and chewy. Loved them.

  • Strawberry lambic jam

    • Jviney on June 05, 2019

      A nice jam. I used early season strawberries and the jam wasn’t overly sweet. It took longer than 30 minutes for mine to cook down but I think the PBJ thumbprints will be well worth it!

  • Brownie krinkles

    • sarahkalsbeek on September 07, 2020

      These are very delicious! Made with 1.2 cup coconut oil (melted) instead of the other oil listed in recipe, and 6 oz bittersweet chocolate because we didn't have any unsweetened chocolate. Took out about 4T of the sugar to account for the extra sugar in the bittersweet chocolate. Also, added chopped crystallized ginger and a bit of ginger powder. Very delicious! I think they are better the next day. I also wonder if there is a bit too much salt - usually I like a lot of salt in my cookies, but this might have been just a bit too much.

  • Citrus and brown butter shortbread

    • sarahkalsbeek on December 08, 2019

      This were incredible. I added significantly more zest than the recipe called for (pretty much added the zest of all the fruit), and it was wonderful.

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Reviews about this book

  • Joy of Cooking

    Every recipe is thoughtful...Every recipe I've tried from it has not only worked, but has worked perfectly with excellent results.

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  • Leite's Culinaria

    Mindy's recipes are well balanced...The recipes flaunt Segal’s creative genius, which turns out items both approachable enough for the home cook.

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  • ISBN 10 1607746816
  • ISBN 13 9781607746812
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  • Published Apr 07 2015
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 296
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

A new, edgier take on baking cookies, from a James Beard Award-winning chef and the owner of the popular Chicago restaurant, HotChocolate.

Mindy Segal is serious about cookies. And Cookie Love is your new go-to, never-fail reference for turn-out-perfectly-every-time cookie recipes. Mindy, award-winning pastry chef and self-professed “cookie nerd,” shares all of her secrets for turning classic recipes into more elevated, fun interpretations of everyone’s favorite sweet treat. From Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle Cookies and Fleur de Sel Shortbread with Vanilla Halvah, to Malted Milk Spritz and Peaches and Cream Thumbprints, Segal’s recipes are inspired and far from expected. Inside you’ll find more than sixty perfected recipes for every kind of cookie including drop cookies, bars, sandwich cookies, shortbread, thumbprints, and more, as well as the best tricks and tools of the trade and everything you need to know to build the ideal cookie pantry. A must-have for anyone looking to up their cookie-baking game, Cookie Love is a celebration of the most humble, delicious, and wonderful of baked treats.



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