I have always felt a lot of attractions for cookies because maybe in my corner of the world they're not so common as they're in the USA.
I mean: no one bake them here in my little rural corner of Italy. We are specialized in sweet cakes of various genres, tarts, apple cakes, but not cookies.
But cookies are precious. No sure if you feel the same but maybe because they are little, some of them with butter, they remind me of good moments. They have special positive vibes.
Thanks to my American friends I started to bake some good American cookie recipes and I don't lose any occasion for reading and appreciate cook books where cookies are the main protagonists, maybe the best manifestation of our childhood memories.
So it won't be a surprise dear reader for you if I tell you I found: Cookie Molds Around the Year - An Almanac of Molds, Cookies, and Other Treats for Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Other Holidays, and Every Season
by Anne L. Watson a true jewel! You can find the book online now at a good price.
It is first of all not the classic cookie recipe book that you buy. There are many sparkle of magic. It's a treasure to discover and to keep close to you. Not just when you will bake and an inspiration for your memories as well. Why?
Well, first of all there are not just recipes, but the main protagonists of this book will be the humanity of the author, the fairy-tales she will share with us dedicated to the kids of all ages :-) during the long winter-days while we eat with her some delicious cookies. Because of her personal stories shared with us, her readers.
These cookies Anne writes of are molds cookies!
Of course it's not said that you will re-produce the same cookie with the same mold but the book is plenty and plenty of great inspiring recipes and suggestions and I can tell you that you will find the mold you will love for obtaining the best cookies with the recipe you have chosen for that special occasion.
It can be Christmas, Saint Valentine, but also Saint Patrick's Day, passing through Easter, Spring, Summer with the picnics that the good season brings with it, Fall with the magical atmosphere of Thanksgiving Day and the idea of being more cuddled because days are shortest and again another Christmas all together with a cup of warm hot cocoa or milk and some cookies to eat with it.
You will find the best cookies recipe for your children but also for you and your friends and your family.
At the end of the eBook you will discover a lot of websites where you can learn more about the cookie molds world!
Because remember: a plain world doesn't have the same taste of a molding cookie sweet world plenty of fantasy and art!
I thank NetGalley for this book!
Anna Maria Polidori