Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars | Review


Rating: 4 out of 5.

About The Book

You can be a world-class cookie baker, making perfect-every-time cookies that everyone loves. It’s not a crazy idea at all, with Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars as your guide.

Author Dorothy Kern is one of the most trusted and widely read baking bloggers on Earth—and with good reason. Her tested-to-perfection recipes are easy to make, scrumptiously delicious, and full of creative new flavor ideas. In these pages, she serves up more than 85 recipeseach with its own color photo.

Dorothy shows you how to make cookies in batches big or small and offers expert tips on how to store them so they stay fresh for a long time. What’s more, she guides you in taking your cookie skills in new directions, into the delectable world of brownies (lots of different kinds of brownies!), blondiesshortbreadsshortcakescookie cakes, and more. Her book includes cookies that range from traditional favorites to all-new concepts:

Seriously the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies
Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Nana’s Drop Sugar Cookies
Fruity Pebble Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies

Beyond the cookies, you’ll love the recipes for:

Brown Butter Pecan Blondies
Cookies ’n’ Cream Mud Bars
Caramel Crunch Bars
Bacon and Caramel Brownies
Vanilla Lovers’ White Chocolate Brownies
Fruit Tart Cookie Cups
Birthday Cookie Cake

…among tons of other delicious crowd-pleasers. Your family and friends will be thrilled with the results—and so will you.

It’s the definitive book on cookies—and so much fun to use!

Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars


This one surprised me with all the colors and the pictures it was so fun to actually navigate through all the instructions when you can see the results.

One thing that could maybe make me sad was the amount of chocolate in this because sadly i’m allergic to it, but I do think that I could easily replace chocolate for maybe other things maybe coconut or vanilla or fruits so not so downer.

Loved that this even has recipes for your dog I mean it was so awesome, you will have a lot of fun with this book if you like to cook and ty new things and dessert it’s always a good stop.

About the author

Dorothy Kern is the founder, writer, and photographer of the popular food blog, Crazy for Crust, where she shares all things sweet (and sometimes savory), always with a slice of life. She sees baking and the creating of food as warmth and love and strives share recipes that will inspire others to get in the kitchen and create their own happiness and memories through baking.

Having wanted to be a teacher since she was young, Dorothy started her career as a high school algebra and geometry teacher, trading in her compass for diapers after her daughter was born, then returning to her love of teaching through blogging back in 2010. Since then, she’s reached hundreds of millions of people through her love of pie, cookies and all things dessert. She’s been featured on or in Rachael Ray Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Buzzfeed, Good Housekeeping, and Redbook and many more.

When she’s not in working, you can find Dorothy reading a book or binge-watching Bravo, often while online searching for sparkly shoes or earrings, or planning her next trip to anywhere. She’s 100% a California girl with dreams of living at the beach with her husband, teenage daughter, and precocious labradoodle-turned-second-child, Abby.


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