Review: 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer

Review: 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer

100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer is a baking book that is packed full of amazing ideas and recipes for creating yummy treats. The instructions are well-written and easy to follow with many beautiful images to accompany them. Also, the pan-banging technique that the author has featured in many of the recipes makes for an incredible cookie experience.

Review: 100 Cookies by Sarah KiefferTitle: 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More
Author: Sarah Kieffer
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: August 25, 2020

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

From celebrated blogger Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog!

100 Cookies is a go-to baking resource featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters.

Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive—there's a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this book.

• Introduces innovative baking techniques
• Includes an entire chapter dedicated to Kieffer's "pan banging" technique that ensures crisp edges and soft centers for the most delicious cookies
• Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a photograph.

Recipes range from the Classic Chocolate Chip made three different ways, to bars, brownies, and blondies that reflect a wide range of flavors and global inspiration.

This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer

If there is one dessert that is my favourite to make, it is a cookie. 100 Cookies has so many ideas that there is really something for almost everyone within its pages. Having never heard of pan-banging before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. It is an absolute game-changer for anyone who loves cookies.

The book is well laid out and divided into sections:

  • Introduction (including tips and equipment)
  • The Classics
  • Brownies + Blondies
  • Fruitextravaganza
  • The Next Level
  • Time to Play
  • Pan-Banging Cookies
  • Mix + Match
  • Extras

❀ Will Step-Up Your Cookie Game

It was hard to decide which cookie to start with, but I eventually settled on the Snickerdoodles. The recipe itself is quite similar to ones that I have created before, but the method of banging the cookie tray multiple times provided fantastic results. By lifting the tray and letting it fall back onto the rack every few minutes during baking creates these amazing ripples. If you love the crispy outside of a cookie, this is one idea that will step up your cookie game.

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

❀ Fun and Interesting Collection of Recipes

Another fun inclusion to the book is a playlist created by the author. This is such a lovely and interesting collection of recipes that will really make for some relaxing and stress-relieving time spent in the kitchen. If you love to create desserts and are looking for new ideas, 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer is a definite win.

About Sarah Kieffer

Sarah Kieffer

Sarah Kieffer is the self-taught baker, photographer, and blogger behind The Vanilla Bean Blog. She lives in Minnesota.

34 thoughts on “Review: 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer

  1. Debra Branigan says:

    Yum! I am interested in that “pan banging” technique. This sounds like a wonderful cookie book. Definitely on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Danielle Hammelef says:

    I love cookies and I love baking them–i just baked soft and moist blueberry oatmeal cookies yesterday. I’ve tried the “bang the tray” method for my chocolate chip cookies and it works.

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