I was given a copy of this book to review and one to giveaway to my readers. All opinions are honest and my own.
Crisp cookie exterior with a fudgy chocolate interior, these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a fun and easy treat. They decorate themselves and are a quick way to satisfy your chocolate craving!
Hi everyone! It is Carlee from Cooking With Carlee again. If you know me at all you know I don’t have a sweet tooth, I have a whole mouth full of them! I have always been drawn to cakes, cookies, and of course FROSTING! As much as I like to sample sweets, I also like to bake and give. Food is definitely my love language. It is how I show I care and a great stress reliever for me.
So when I saw the opportunity to review a new cookie cookbook that is being released soon, I jumped at the chance! First of all it is National Cookie Month, so this is a great way to celebrate. Secondly, the author, Miranda, is the blogger behind Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt which is a beautiful blog loaded with goodies, so I knew the book was going to be great. Third, I had seen the book cover floating around Facebook and I already knew I wanted a copy and this was my chance to get one early. And of course there was the biggest reason of all, a chance to bake cookies!
Luckily for you guys, Easy Homemade Cookie Cookbook will be available for purchase starting October 31 and you can have your own copy. Even luckier yet, you have the chance to win one of the very first copies at the bottom of this post. So don’t forget to enter!
This book is beautiful and loaded with a great variety of cookie recipes. There are drop cookies, cut-outs, sandwich cookies and more. Each one looks more delicious than the last. The hardest part will be deciding where to start. I love that the book is dedicated to Miranda’s husband and son, her two favorite cookie monsters. That really hit home for me.
In addition to the recipes, there are of course plenty of beautiful pictures and lots of great tips. There are tips for individual recipes as well as over-all cookie baking tips. She really knows her stuff! In fact we used the bonus tip for this recipe and rolled our dough balls in granulated sugar first and then powdered sugar.
With a mouth full of sweet teeth and a penchant for baking, you may find it hard to believe that I have never baked a crinkle cookie before. I know, I can hardly believe it either. I have certainly tasted my fair share, but hadn’t gotten around to giving them a go myself. So I couldn’t wait to bake up these chocolaty delights!
For those of you that don’t know me well, I have a pre-schooler who loves to help in the kitchen. He has a way of taking over when he is around and I just parrot off the ingredients. So it may be a stretch to say I made these. But to be fair, I did put them in and out of the oven so I suppose it wouldn’t be untrue to say I’ve baked crinkle cookies now!
Little dude enjoyed making these cookies. The dough was super easy to put together and he enjoyed licking the batter. We did follow the bonus tip of rolling the balls of dough in granulated sugar first and then powdered sugar. The dough was a little sticky, but once it had some sugar on it the process went smoothly. Little Dude licked the beater while I got busy baking the cookies off.
He was so surprised to see the crackle when I took them out! Crinkle cookies are so fun that way. They decorate themselves, no need to drag sprinkles and frosting. Plus they have that nice crunchy exterior with a soft chocolaty inside. They are fun to eat and fun to serve.
The best news is you don’t have to wait for the book to come out to make these cookies. I get to share the recipe with you today. Then you should throw your name in the hat so you can win a copy for yourself. Go ahead and preorder a few for family and friends as well!
We are big fans of all kinds of cookies at our house. Monster cookies have always been a favorite along with sour cream cookies, kolacky, and most recently chewy maple cinnamon cookies. But now I am curious, what are your favorite kinds of cookies?