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Maida Heatter's Cookies by Maida Heatter

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  • Pumpkin rocks

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      Note from 2003 say "Good". I remember them being moist and also getting softer as the days passed--so layer them in between sheets of wax paper in an air-tight tin.

  • Raisin oatmeal cookies

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      These were good! I might add 1-2 Tbsp more flour next time.

  • Pecan squares Americana

    • jenmacgregor18 on May 08, 2017

      These are much firmer than pecan pie. And more nuts than sugar custard when you compare it to the standard pecan pie filling. The pastry is the fussy bit; but is crisp and buttery and the lemon is a nice addition. I added 2 Tbsp spiced rum to the sugar syrup.

  • Indian figlets

  • Plain old-fashioned sugar cookies

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      I made these using a star-shaped cookie cutter and sprinkled them with Demerara sugar for my daughter's Christmas party at school. These tasted fine, but they didn't hold their sharp shape--came out looking more like star pillows! I usually chill my cookie doughs, but maybe the shapes should be chilled on the pans as well before going into the oven?!? Seems like a bit too much work--I'd stick to a round shape with these.

    • Lindacakes on April 06, 2015

      These cookies are much touted on Mondays with Maida. I found them disappointing -- and they don't hold a shape. Best with round fluted cookie cutter. I used unsalted butter and they were bland but tasted strongly of butter. I made my mother's raisin filling using all dates, and created sandwich cookies. Left overnight, the cookies become soft. The combination of date and butter is divine and I would make these again as sandwich cookies.

  • Sour cream and pecan dreams

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      I think these were the cookies that I read about on an eGullet holiday cookie thread. My notes say to try baking these for less time for a chewier cookie.

  • 24-karat cookies

  • Georgia pecan bars

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      These pecan bars are fabulous--a lot like eating pecan pie! I made them for an event and got requests for the recipe. Every time I run across this recipe I think' "I really need to make these again!"

  • Texas cowboy bars

    • GoldenLeica on May 12, 2013

      This is a very tasty recipe!

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  • ISBN 10 0836237331
  • ISBN 13 9780836237337
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  • Published Nov 01 1997
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel
  • Imprint Andrews McMeel

Publishers Text

Inside Maida Heatter's Cookies--now available for the first time in paperback--the "Queen of Desserts" offers 225 classic cookie recipes for drop cookies, bar cookies, icebox cookies, rolled cookies, hand-formed cookies, dessert crackers, ice creams, sauces, and more, accompanied by two-color, line-drawn illustrated pages. This classic cookie collection is certain to inspire a new generation of bakers with its timeless, flavorful recipes that are as delightful to create as they are to taste and enjoy.

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