Surprised that one of my fellow Martha-lovers haven't broken this news yet, but now it's mine, all mine. Martha Stewart recently released the latest cookbook in her collection, Martha Stewart's Cookies. I know it includes a lot of recipes from her magazines, so I'm not certain if it has new recipes in it as well, but no matter; it's nice to have the collection in one place. More importantly, however, is the fact that each recipe has a full-color picture of what the finished product should look like ... certainly the quickest way to my heart.
Cleverly organized by texture, the recipes in Martha Stewart’s Cookies inspire you to think of a classic, nostalgic treat with more nuance. Chapters include all types of treasures: Light and Delicate (Cherry Tuiles, Hazelnut Cookies, Chocolate Meringues); Rich and Dense (Key Lime Bars, Chocolate Mint Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies); Chunky and Nutty (Magic Blondies, Turtle Brownies, White Chocolate-Chunk Cookies); Soft and Chewy (Snickerdoodles, Fig Bars, Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies); Crisp and Crunchy (ANZAC Biscuits, Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti, Almond Spice Wafers); Crumbly and Sandy (Cappuccino-Chocolate Bites, Maple-Pecan Shortbread, Lemon-Apricot Sandwiches); and Cakey and Tender (Lemon Madeleines, Carrot Cake Cookies, Pumpkin Cookies with Brown-Butter Icing).