Drop cookies or simply a cookie is flat and sweet. Cookies contained flour, sugar, egg, and butter. It also contains magic and a whole lot of love that is why they are simply delicious and irresistible. If you are going to ask “who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?”, most likely nobody is going to admit it, but everybody’s a usual suspect. I mean, who could ever resist this delicious, sweet, and chewy delicacy? That’s right, nobody. Whatever you may call it because others use the term biscuits, but it is still the same sweet, tempting, full of goodness, mouthwatering pastry that everybody seems to enjoy including the reader.
Cookies typically go well with almost any beverage you might ever think of, it is perfect with milk, coffee, tea, and hot Choco. Go inside a café or a coffee shop and you will know exactly what I mean. In fact, if you “dunked” a cookie with your favorite drink, you will go to level up the already perfect taste of a cookie into a “nirvana-like” state of extreme cookie goodness that you will love and enjoy even more, including the reader.
Different kinds of cookies
There are several classifications of cookies. Cookies are classified according to how they are being formed. Being familiar with the different kinds of cookies will give you a heightened sense of appreciation of the way they taste and the way they are made. But you need to remember that basically is made up of flour, sugar, egg, and butter. You may want to deviate by incorporating other kinds of ingredients but the results are still the same, it is still good and irresistible for both kids and for the kids at heart. Here are the different classifications of cookies.
- Bar Cookies – brownies, fruit squares and date squares, it consist of batter that are poured or pressed into a pan.
- Drop Cookies – chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin and other oatmeal-based cookies and rock cakes are example of drop cookies. They are called as such because of the way how they are made that is by “dropping” a spoonful into the baking sheet. A variation that has a jam filling or a chocolate chip is widely common and is accepted widely.
- Filled cookie – the Hamantashen is an example of a filled cookie, this type of cookie is made from rolled cookie dough filled with fillings such fruit, jam or other confectionery filling before it is baked.
- Molded cookies – Snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies, biscotti are example of this cookie. This cookie is made from a stiffer dough that is molded into balls or cookie shapes by hand before it is baked.
- No-bake cookies – Oatmeal clusters, rum ball are example of this kind of cookie. It is made by mixing a filler like cereal or nuts into a melted binder then shaped into cookie or bars then cooled to harden.
- Pressed cookies – Spritzgeback is an example of this kind of cookie, it is made from soft dough pressed out from a press.
- Refrigerator cookies – Pinwheel cookies is an example of this kind of cookie, it is made from a stiff dough that had been refrigerated to make the raw dough stiffer before cutting and baking.
- Rolled cookies – Gingerbread man is a classic example of this kind of cookie, it is made from a stiffer dough that is rolled out and cut into shapes.
- Sandwich cookie – Oreo is a classic example. It is a kind of cookie that is assembled like a sandwich then filled with either marshmallow, jam, vanilla and icing.
The great american cookie
The Great American Cookie is a beacon of hope for the legion of cookie fanatics. Just kidding no pun intended. The Great American Cookie is an American chain of independently owned and operated franchised stores that sells and specialized cookies. It is reported to have around 290 branches in the United States and in Guam. The Great American Cookie branches are usually located inside malls. It was founded way back in 1977 and is headquartered in Atlanta.
The Great American Cookie was founded by Michael J. Coles and was partnered by Arthur Karp. Their first store was opened in Perimeter Mall in Atlanta. By 1985 the company was earning $100 million per year and was considered the largest retail cookie chain in the United States. It was sold to Mrs. Fields Famous Brands in 1998 and in 2008 it was acquired by NexCen Brands Inc. Since 2010 Global Franchise Group, LLC owned The Great American Cookie.
Popular cookies from The great American cookie stores
- Custom Cookie Cakes – it is customized according to how you like it.
- Fresh Baked Gourmet Cookies – fresh soft bake cookies
- Double Doozie – made with delectable icing sandwich between your favorite cookies
- Brownies– fudge and cheesecake
Bake your own cookie delights
The Great American Cookies had been around the cookie business for a long, from their humble beginning to their institution-like status today, it’s hard not to recognize their contribution to the confectionery and pastry world. They started out way back in 1977 and still growing strong. Some of us grew up loving our cookies. We sometimes try to duplicate and copy how they would exactly taste because we cannot seem to get enough of them.
We searched far and wide looking for the best baking book that would allow you to start your baking journey. Baking is both a science and an art form. To find success and a sense of accomplishment in this endeavor, one must exercise due diligence, patience, and hard work. Success doesn’t just come easy as it is like being picked from a tree, as they say, “fortune favors the bold”. In due time, when you finally get it right, please have us a taste of a sample of your work. But in the meantime, kindly choose which baking book is best and right for you, enjoy your newly chosen field of interest, and good luck.
The Great American Cookie Cookbook (Paperback)
Published on January 1, 2001 by authors Barnes and Noble. This paperback cookbook can help you kick-start your baking passion. If you want to learn how it is to be the best, learn from the best. It has big colored photos and hundreds of recipes for cookies and brownies. It has a section for “no-bake” treats. It is on the same breath with the likes of Martha Stewart cookie book and Betty Crocker’s cookie book. Start learning and make your family and all those around you happy with the recipes on this cookbook.
The Great American Cookie Cookbook (Hardcover)
The hardcover version with more recipes and more colored photos of hundreds of recipes for your favorite cookies and brownies. With over 180 pages packed with different delectable recipes from simple cookies to luscious and tempting chocolate treats, indulge your taste buds and your palate on these irresistible goodies that kids and adults would definitely dive into and enjoy. With hundreds of professional-looking photographs of your childhood favorites, helpful hints, fascinating facts, and trivia your baking journey is now shifted to aggressive mode. With more than 500 pages worth of information, Your information database suddenly needs an upgrade. What are you waiting for? Get your copy now.
The Great British Baking Show: Love To Bake (Hardcover)
Baking according to some is the ultimate expression of thanks, togetherness, celebration, and love. A collaboration of Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, and other renowned personalities in the baking world, this hard-bound collection of talents, recipes, and techniques will make you master baking in no time. Make mouthwatering recipes and specialties that would leave your guest astonished and elated with surprise as they dive into your sumptuous treats of baked goodies. Your children’s party and other parties at home will never be the same once you are already a master. Every time you touch something it becomes a delicacy and every delicacy will not be perfect if it is not you who baked it. Exceed your limitations with this best-selling cookbook and you will never turn back.
American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer (Hard cover)
What does it take to be a good baker? Is it the equipment? Is it the measuring cups and spoons? The training perhaps? All of those things are what it takes to be a good baker, but it lacks one thing, A good baking book. And if it is written by Anne Byrne, you know for sure it’s good and it’s worth every penny. Anne Byrne is a certified cake mix doctor, she has deep knowledge and understanding of cakes. If you look at it, cakes aren’t just about sugar, flour, and frostings. They are an embodiment of centuries-old techniques that passed the test of time. A baked product bonds people together offer some cookies to a complete stranger then you win a friend.
Anne Byrn will take you on a baking history journey through America’s past to present authentic recipes of the most beloved baked goodies. Let Ms. Byrn share with you recipes, stories, quick hacks, and other baking essentials that will aid you in your baking journey. This is a cookbook written by a cook for a cook. To be the best, learn from the best.
The Great Minnesota Cookie Book (Hard cover)
The cold state of Minnesota makes baking a must to help warm up the harsh freezing cold. Baking a batch of freshly-baked cookies could help heat up some cold souls. The Great Minnesota Cookie Book will help you tap your hidden baking talents. Do your kids love drop cookies or some shortbread or bar cookies? Why not give in to their request. Anyway, this cookbook got you covered. Don’t you just love cookie cookouts? Who else doesn’t? Be guided by the colorful and beautiful photographs that will teach you everything you need to know to become a master baker. Don’t wait for a special occasion to take hold of some baked goodies, you can make every day and every moment special with just a glance of our cookbook. Make your family and friends be enticed with every mouthwatering and savory freshly baked cookie that will lead to request to another request of heavenly delights.
The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread
This book by Kelly Fields and Kate Heddings features more than 100 recipes of Southern baking. You know, if it’s from the South, it’s probably good and tasty. Southern baking is simply American baking make no mistake about it. Named of the best cookbooks of the year by the New York Time Book Review, this decade-long and carefully researched baking manual was painstakingly compiled, tried, and tested by Celebrated chef Kelly Fields. Everything printed on this baking book like biscuits, cornbread, pudding, pie and everything that the South has to offer is the perfect version. Kelly Fields shares her secrets and expertise on how to bake the best set of cookies, pies, muffins, and custard. It’s no luck that this book is highly touted and highly rated, everything is perfect and simply tastes the best. Want to find the best tasting baked goodies, go find it in Southern baking.
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook
Afternoon tea time is always something Englishmen are looking forward to. Experience the fun and light moments of tea time. Pair it with delicious and soft cookies, and your tea time will undoubtedly become a blast. You don’t have to be in Downtown Abbey to experience tea time. Open the Official Downtown Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook pages, and you can recreate the entire experience in no time. Bake with poise and classic elegance cookies, cakes, puddings, sandwiches, and other staples of the British sweet diet. Bring that bloody British experience to the bloody comfort of your bloody home.
The All American Cookie Book
Nancy Bagget, a respected baking instructor and the author of The International Chocolate Cookbook, presents America’s finest cookies and other delicious baked products that will tickle your taste palate as it had never been tackled before. Bake with finesse and full expertise, and then indulge yourself and your loved ones in various treats, specialties, and breakthrough creations presented in this cookie guidebook. Be guided and informed with a wide variety of cooking tips that only a master baking instructor can do. Baked, decorate, and present cookies in a new and inspiring way that would instantly make you the star of the kitchen.
Mary Berry’s Baking Bible
Don’t you love Mary Berry, and why don’t you? She’s adorable. She is such a mom to everyone. Well, for those who don’t know it yet, she is just an author of more than seventy cookery books since her first one was published in 1970. She just sold a five million cookery book. If it ain’t an impressive resume for an author, I don’t know what is. Her baking bible has more than 200 plus and counting recipes of different baked goodies that you grew up with. Every sentence, every phrase, and punctuation mark of her Baking Bible is filled with wisdom and experience. That is something your $29 can’t buy. Be it a muffin, a scone, a cookie, or just plain bread with just a touch of Mary Berry’s classic magic wand of experience. Everything becomes magical and enchanting. Presented in full-color photographs and illustrations, every detail, every trick becomes a crystal clear and easy-to-follow baking guide. Mary Berry’s Baking Bible is written by a mom, definitely for moms.
Baking with Mary Berry: Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Pastries from the British Queen of Baking
The “Queen of Baking” the one and only, Mary Berry the star of The Great Holiday Baking Show and The Great British Baking Show is back with these sweet collections of another set of baked goodies from her over 60 years of baking experience. Who could better teach us something about baking? It’s Mary Berry, Who has accumulated more than half a century of baking and kitchen experience? Again it’s Mary Berry. Whatever it is that you are going to ask that has something to do or pertains to baking and other kitchen skills, it will all lead back to Mary Berry. Follow Mary Berry’s expert prescription of advice on how to bake the best cookie and you’re sure that you will love and learn it. Learning from Mary is quite easy, no fuss, no technical jargon, and some other confusing stuff, just plain and simple and very practical insights on how to become the best home baker. One reviewer of her book said that “if you can read, you can cook”.