cover image All About Cookies: A Milk Bar Baking Book

All About Cookies: A Milk Bar Baking Book

Christina Tosi, with Shannon Salzano. Clarkson Potter, $35 (272p) ISBN 978-0-593-23197-5

“Cookies were the secret to living life on my own terms,” writes Tosi (Dessert Can Save the World), the James Beard Award–winning founder of the Milk Bar bakery chain, in this delectable collection. The offerings—compost animal crackers, cereal milk cream soda cookies, and chewy chocolate banana sammies are among the 100-plus recipes—reinterpret Milk Bar classics and burst with flavor. Most of these treats are decadently sweet, as evidenced by the grasshopper pie bars, which have a fudgy brownie base, layers of mint cheesecake, and a mint glaze made from white chocolate chips. Tosi gets creative with the baking process: in the no-bake and low-bake chapter, there’s a recipe for chocolate chip cookies made in an air fryer. She also encourages experimentation, including a simple glaze formula that incorporates pantry items such as orange juice, grape jelly, or maple syrup. This off-beat cornucopia of baked goods will appeal to fans of Tosi’s unique combinations and those who crave the ultimate sugar high. (Nov.)