The Southern Cookie Book
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The world loves cookies. The English have their biscuits, Germans their keks, and Italians love to dunk biscotti or amaretti into whatever they might be sipping. While the affinity for cookies is universal, distinctions abound. The cookies of the South are no exception. Now, the editors of Southern Living magazine and the revered Southern Living Test Kitchen bring you an all-new book filled with our favorite treat. Just like The Southern Cake Book and The Southern Pie Book, the two previous bestselling books in the series, The Southern Cookie Book imbues a distinctly Southern mindset and flavor to creating and enjoying these treats that can be enjoyed with family, created for special events, or shared with friends and neighbors.
There are over 120 tried-and-true recipes that run the gamut of cookies, bars, and confections, with mouthwatering photographs to match each recipe. You'll master classic recipes including Linzer Cookies, Tea Cakes, and Snickerdoodles, as well as venture into new territory with Cherry Pistachio Bark, Peppermint Wedding Cookies, and Bourbon Pecan Gingerbread Cookies. What makes these treats stand out most is their "Southern-ness." Each recipe contains great Southern flavor, ingredients and themes, while many are of Southern origin. The book also includes 10 Tips for "Cookie Rookies," Recipe and Equipment Basics, tips for decorating, and much more.
Whether you're an experienced baker, but were lacking the one book that would bring your cookie game to a master level, or just learning the ins-and-outs of baking, The Southern Cookie Book will have you creating delicious treats to enjoy and share in no time flat!
brown. Transfer to wire racks, and cool completely (about 20 minutes). MAKES 5 dozen SWEETHEART JAMWICHES HANDS-ON 30 MIN. TOTAL 1 HOUR, 30 MIN. Store-bought piecrust is the ideal base for these sweet cookies. The almond extract-kissed cream cheese filling is topped with seedless raspberry jam and takes this giftable cookie from delicious to swoon-worthy. INGREDIENTS 1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts 1 large egg white, lightly beaten � cup coarse sanding sugar Parchment paper
paper-lined baking sheets. Repeat procedure with remaining dough and sesame seeds. 4. Bake, in batches, at 325°F for 23 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer baking sheets to wire racks, and cool completely (about 20 minutes). Store in an airtight container up to 3 days. MAKES about 6 dozen CORNMEAL SUGAR COOKIES HANDS-ON 10 MIN. TOTAL 30 MIN. Cornmeal lends a Southern note and a complex crunch to traditional sugar cookies. Cut the dough into desired shapes for added interest.
Toasted sliced almonds add a streusel-like crunch to the tops of these Southern bramble-meets-orchard bars. INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1½ cups granulated sugar, divided 4 large eggs 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. baking powder � tsp. table salt 3¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided Shortening 3 (6-oz.) packages fresh blackberries (about 4 cups) 4 cups peeled and sliced fresh firm, ripe peaches 3 Tbsp. bourbon 1 cup sliced almonds 1. Preheat
process cottage cheese in a food processor 1 minute or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add granulated sugar, remaining 2 Tbsp. flour, lemon zest, and next 4 ingredients; process 30 seconds or until blended. Pour filling over crust. 4. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until set. (Edges will be lightly browned.) Cool 30 minutes. Cover and chill 8 hours. Cut into bars. MAKES 9 bars COOKIE SWAP Use fresh orange or lime juice and zest instead of lemon for a different flavor
grease foil with cooking spray. Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in prepared pan, slightly overlapping edges. 2. Bring sugar, butter, and cream to a boil in a medium-size heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and pecans. Pour mixture over graham crackers, spreading to coat. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. 3. Immediately sprinkle with salt. Transfer bars (on aluminum foil) to wire racks, and