The Cookie Book: Decadent Bites for Every Occasion by Rebecca Firth

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  • Brown butter muscovado chocolate chunk cookie bars

    • rosyannposy on June 20, 2020

      Made these several times. Super delicious, like a chocolate chip cookie in brownie form.

  • Chai oatmeal bars with vanilla cream drizzle

    • rosyannposy on June 20, 2020

      These are really nice. Substituted walnuts for raisins. Left off drizzle.

  • Molasses ginger crackles

    • julesamomof2 on December 27, 2018

      After a couple days in an airtight cookie tin these were unpleasantly moist and weirdly chewy. While they tasted decent enough after baking they just didn't hold up well enough to serve on Christmas.

  • Brown butter chocolate chip cookies

    • stpbcyld50 on December 05, 2018

      Really good and easy. Took to work and had a ton of people ask for the recipe. The brown butter adds a bit of interest and people loved the flaky salt

    • bwhip on October 20, 2018

      Took these to the office and they were a huge hit. Great flavor and texture, and the sprinkle of salt took them up another notch.

  • A sugar cookie for every occasion

    • stpbcyld50 on December 05, 2018

      Good flavor, easy. Cookies are soft but can hold together after they are baked. Would not classify them as crispy or chewy. Their flavor was really good for the first two days. Butter flavor diminished quite a lot after day 2 but they were still good. Cookies held their shape fairly well. Puffed up when baking but shrunk back down when they cooled

  • Peanut butter cup meringues

    • stpbcyld50 on December 05, 2018

      Good flavor, I had peanut butter and chocolate leftover. I baked them on a silpat and the bottoms didn’t get crispy enough on some and they fell off. Very soft and light in the middle with a fragile, crispy shell.

  • Vanilla cream bites with cacao nibs

    • bwhip on October 21, 2018

      These were really good, and although there are several steps which take a bit of time, they’re certainly not difficult. Only flaw for us was the pastry cream recipe. I’d use a different one next time, as this one has too much cornstarch, producing a really stiff and somewhat rubbery result.

  • Lemon poppy seed cookies

    • bwhip on October 20, 2018

      My wife liked these more than I did. The lemon flavor is fantastic. Super lemony. I just found them to be a bit dry and light in texture. I guess I prefer a cookie that's more buttery - next time I might combine the things I like best about this cookie, along with the Lemon Sugar cookies from Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan.

  • Chocolate pumpkin swirl cookies

    • bwhip on October 29, 2018

      We enjoyed these very much. The dough was far too sticky to roll into balls like the author advised, so I wound up just using a very small (teaspoon size) scoop to grab each of two batters and blend them into balls on the parchment. The resulting swirl pattern was fine - just not as pretty as the ones in the cookbook! Texture was rather soft and cakey, not at all crispy, but very pleasant and flavorful. My wife is not a fan of pumpkin pie, but really enjoyed these cookies.

  • Peach cardamom crisp bars

    • bwhip on October 20, 2018

      These were really tasty. A fair bit of work, but with excellent results. They were a bit messy, but super flavorful.

    • Jviney on August 08, 2020

      These really are very good. It’s an involved recipe but none of the steps are very difficult, and they do all add up to a great peach treat. My children distracted me when I was making the streusel and I accidentally processed the oats and nuts with all the other ingredients, but I don’t think anybody noticed it. I’ll make them again.

  • Cold brew cookies

    • bwhip on October 31, 2018

      Exceptional, probably one of my favorite cookies ever. I'm not really a white chocolate fan, so I left the white chips out and increased the chocolate chips and chocolate covered espresso beans by 50% each. I also used straight espresso in lieu of the cold-brew as the author gave as an option, since I didn't have cold brew and it was only a couple of tablespoons.

  • Chocolate espresso cream bars

    • bwhip on November 19, 2018

      These are amazing, fantastic. So good. They looked really great in the photos, and since I love all things chocolate and espresso, I figured I'd give this one a try. They take a bit of time to make, mostly because of all the refrigeration needed, and the three separate steps for the layers. Not difficult at all, however, each step is really pretty simple. Initial thickening of the custard layer was much faster than it said in the recipe, and I did run the mixture through a fine mesh strainer before adding the butter and chocolate, otherwise it would have been lumpy. I was worried about the amount of cornstarch and egg yolks causing the texture to be too stiff, but it turned out fine. Final result was really great - lovely to look at, and even better to eat.

  • Chocolate crinkles

    • bwhip on October 20, 2018

      These are great, one of the best Chocolate Crinkle type recipes we've tried. Very chocolatey, and perfect texture, soft in the middle and crispy on the edges.

  • Brown butter pumpkin cookies

    • taste24 on June 17, 2020

      These are sooooooo good!! The pumpkin cookie is so soft and luscious, and the cream cheese frosting is the perfect compliment. I took these to work and my boss said "If I ever had crack, I'd imagine this is what it tastes like". Highly recommend!!!

  • Chocolate stout cookies with Irish buttercream

    • taste24 on June 17, 2020

      These were disappointing. I can't pinpoint exactly why, but the flavor just seemed a little off. I don't think I'll make these again.

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  • ISBN 10 1624146376
  • ISBN 13 9781624146374
  • Published Sep 18 2018
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Page Street Publishing

Publishers Text

Rebecca Firth has had big changes throughout her life, including a move to China, but one thing that’s remained is her sweet tooth. Her blog, DisplacedHousewife, features mouthwatering treats with recipes followed by thousands. And the recipes in this collection are sure to satisfy any sweet craving because these are not your run-of-the-mill cookies.

Firth incorporates decadence into each batch with unexpected ingredients like the caffeine kick in her Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies topped with silky espresso cream. Curl up with some Eggnog Snickerdoodles featuring the flavors of the holiday season. Kick up your sweet snack with Holy Sh*t S’more Cookies, which perfectly sandwich fluffy marshmallow between chewy, triple chocolate cookies. These unique recipes are the ideal treat for holiday parties and cookie swaps. Firth’s cookies are sometimes simple, sometimes healthy but always delicious.