cover image Joy of Cooking: All about Cookies

Joy of Cooking: All about Cookies

Irma Von Starkloff Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker. Scribner Book Company, $15.95 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-7432-1680-7

Part of Scribner's ""All About"" series, adapted from the Joy of Cooking cookbooks, this volume includes dozens of cookie recipes, divided by type: drop, bar, rolled, filled, and the like. The recipes span the traditional-Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip both make an appearance-to innovative entries like Chocolate-Coated Mocha Biscotti. The recipes are easy enough for even a fledgling baker to follow, and they're accompanied by inspiring full-color photographs. Becker, the grandson of the founder of the Joy of Cooking franchise, includes tips on how to package cookies for travel, how to turn Christmas cookies into ornaments and even how to bake cookies at high altitudes. But the best proof of how all-around useful Becker wants this resource to be is that he includes low fat, and delicious, versions of most of his popular cookies.