cover image Stuffed: The Sandwich Cookie Book

Stuffed: The Sandwich Cookie Book

Heather Mubarak. Chronicle, $29.95 (272p) ISBN 978-1-79721-453-5

Sixty-five irresistible renditions of the sandwich cookie come together in Browned Butter Blondie blogger Mubarak’s sublime debut, which is as attractive to the eye as to the palate thanks to its mouthwatering photos. Employing 13 simple kitchen tools (including a cookie scoop and a kitchen scale) and 10 “pantry must-haves,” Mubarak elevates the sandwich cookie landscape with delightful mix-and-match flexibility. In addition to the cookie recipes, 33 filling options—guava, chai, and eggnog buttercream among them—produce a spectrum of innovative combos. Chocolate lovers will drool over recipes for hot fudge sundae macarons and nutella ganache–filled chocolate truffle cookies. For a savory cocktail go-along, try rosemary pine nut sables stuffed with whipped goat cheese. Copycat versions of childhood favorites include imitation Nutter Butters, gourmet Golden Oreos, and homemade Milanos. Other sections focus on spicy “Cookies with a Kick,” citrusy “Tart and Tangy” options, and chilled ice cream–filled cookies (including the boozy Bourbon ice cream-filled molasses cookies). Tempting close-ups pique the imagination and stimulate the senses. The result is sure to fulfill every cookie craving. Agent: Andrianna Yeatts, ICM Partners. (Apr.)