Field Guide to Cookies – My Book


Field Guide to Cookies is my first book, and I’m so excited to share all I know about cookies with you! Containing 100 entries on cookies around the world, from chocolate chip cookies to alfajores to gingerbread to fortune cookies, you’ll be amazed at the variety of delicious treats.

Each entry has a description and history of the cookie, along with a recipe, baking tips, and serving suggestions. Helpful sections on ingredients, tools, and techniques will also help ensure your cookies come out perfect every time. And, there is a photo of each cookie, so you’ll be able identify them both in the kitchen and out, just like any good field guide!

Field Guide to Cookies is published by Quirk Books. You can purchase it from Quirk Books, Chronicle Books, Barnes and Noble, Borders, or Amazon. Please also look for it at independent booksellers near you – if they don’t have it, let them know!

Press for Field Guide to Cookies:

Asia Society (January 5, 2009)

San Francisco Chronicle (December 17, 2008)

New York Times, “Butter Holds the Secret to Cookies that Sing” (December 16, 2008)

Slate, “The State of the Cookie” (December 11, 2008)

Entertainment Weekly (December 5, 2008)

Taste for Life Magazine (December 5,2008)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (December 4, 2008)

Includes recipe for Apple Crumb Bars.

New York Times, Mark Bittman’s Bitten Blog (December 3, 2008)

Includes recipe for Speculaas.

The Virginian-Pilot (December 3, 2008)

Chicago Tribune (December 3, 2008)

Democrat and Chronicle (December 2, 2008)

Kansas City Star (December 2, 2008)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (December 2, 2008)

7×7, Bits and Bites Blog (December 1, 2008)

Includes recipe for Gingerbread.

Desserts Magazine, Issue #5 (December 2008)

Slashfood (October 10, 2008)

What the Bloggers are Saying

Just Baking (February 3, 2009)

At the Baker’s Bench (February 2, 2009)

Bay Area Bites (December 18, 2008)

Cooking with Amy (December 10, 2008)

Dorie Greenspan (December 3, 2008)

Two Peas and Their Pod (November 20, 2008)

Bunrabs (November 5, 2008)

Erin Cooks (October 2, 2008)

Baking Bites (October 6, 2008)

The Field Guide to Cookies Blog Tour

Dessert First Kickoff (November 10, 2008)

Use Real Butter (November 11, 2008)

Baking and Books (November 12, 2008)

Ms. Adventures in Italy (November 13, 2008)

Cream Puffs in Venice (November 14, 2008)

Tartelette (November 17, 2008)

Veronica’s Test Kitchen (November 18, 2008)

Cannelle et Vanille (November 19, 2008)

La Tartine Gourmande (November 20, 2008)

Culinary Concoctions by Peabody (November 21, 2008)