Review: Cookies for Everyone

Review: Cookies for Everyone

Cookies for Everyone by Mimi Council is an interesting collection of cookie recipes that will delight fans of her shop and those looking for gluten-free options. The images are beautiful and the instructions are simplistic. However, the recipes do seem a bit repetitive.

Review: Cookies for EveryoneTitle: Cookies for Everyone by Mimi Council
Author: Mimi Council
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Publication Date: November 5, 2019

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

From soft and chewy basics to sandwich cookies, biscotti, macarons, and Florentines, easy recipes to help home bakers master the art of cookies, including tips for gluten-free, vegan, and high-altitude baking

With its "baking 101" approach, Cookies for Everyone has something for every baker -- naturally gluten-free recipes, with easy swaps for vegan or nut-free options, even including instructions for baking at any altitude.

Mimi's Tips and Tricks walk readers through key steps and techniques, demystifying baking; her clear instructions cover everything from basic cookies to sandwich cookies and biscotti. And for anyone who thinks more sophisticated cookies (such as macarons and Florentines) are impossible to make at home, let alone for "special diets," think again -- Mimi's excellent counsel will have you baking up a storm in no time.

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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: Cookies for Everyone

I have a weakness for cookies and when I saw this cookbook was available for review I didn’t even hesitate. I love it when authors of recipes provide alternate versions of a tried and true recipe. This book only gives a gluten-free or higher elevation variation. It also seems that the only difference is a gluten-free flour in place of regular flour.

❀ Organic Ingredients

Cookies for Everyone really leans towards the use of organic ingredients, which may appeal to some. As well, the use of coconut oil is found in quite a few of the recipes. While I have no problem using coconut oil in moderation, I am not convinced that it is a healthier fat. Butter, in my opinion, is what makes a cookie flavourful.

Chocolate Chip Minis

The chocolate chip minis produced a dry batter that I had to alter with some water. That being said, they were tasty, but not out of this world. The coconut oil gives a different flavour to the traditional cookie and I am sure that it might be appealing to others.

❀ Gluten-Free Options

If you are in the market for some gluten-free baking ideas, Cookies for Everyone is one book of recipes to check out. The images are stunning and the recipes are easy to follow. It might be one that many find useful, even if it isn’t my cup of tea.

About Mimi Council

Mimi Council

Mimi Council opened Dessert’D Organic Bake Shop in September 2011, and it’s been growing ever since. Mimi and her desserts have been featured in/on SHAPE magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, and the FeedFeed, among others.

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