About the author
Liz Franklin was food editor of Good Health magazine and is now a freelance cook, food writer and stylist who runs a cookery and wine education school in Italy. For Ryland Peters and Small she has also written Oils & Vinegars and Cooking Italian with Kids.
Simple and easy to make, cookies are the ultimate comfort food and can be boxed and wrapped to give as gifts. Ideas include cookies for every occasion, starting with classic everyday bakes such as Rum and Raisin Cookies, Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheels, and Gingerbread Men, before moving into cookies from around the world, treats for holiday celebrations and special occasions, finishing with a selection of savory cookies that offer a unique twist on timeless flavors. Recipes include Jammy Dodgers, Peanut Butter Cookies, Baci di Dama, Breton Biscuits, Linzer Cookies, Chocolate Pretzels, Buttermilk Hearts, Coconut Snowballs, Lebkuchen, Orange and Almond tuilles, Parisian Macarons, Fortune Cookies, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Crackers, Bacon Bites, and Sun-dried Tomato Shortbread. With clear, step-by-step instructions and specially commissioned photography, these recipes are easy to achieve. Decoration techniques, with hints and tips are peppered throughout to ensure your cookies are perfect every time. Celebrate the joy and simple pleasure of indulging from a well-stocked cookie jar.