September 24, 2023


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Newest Recipe Testing: Cookbook Version!

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Welcome to a different rendition of my Newest Recipe Testing collection.

peanut butter oatmeal cookies on parchment paper.

A number of thrilling issues to share with you at the moment! I assumed it will be enjoyable to take a break from recipes, and present you some cookbook behind the scenes.

Fourth Cookbook Coming in 2025

As I’ve talked about just a few occasions, I’m engaged on my fourth cookbook. It’s going to be my largest, most polished ebook but: 100 recipes masking many baking classes like breads, muffins, pies, desserts, cookies, cupcakes, and many others. A handful of recipes will probably be from my web site, however most (about 75) will probably be utterly new and unique to the ebook. So in between the brand new recipes you discover printed on my web site, I’ve additionally been testing new recipes for the ebook!

Recently I’ve been working my method by way of the cookie chapter, in addition to the yeasted breads chapter.

The ebook will probably be printed in 2025. I’m giving myself sufficient time and inventive house to supply my finest work for this undertaking, whereas concurrently conserving my web site up to date with new content material. (And conserving my head on straight.)

Anyway, right here’s a sneak peek at among the lately developed cookbook recipes. I promise they’re well worth the wait. This isn’t the images you’ll see within the ebook; these are pictures taken for reference through the testing course of.

Chocolate cherry cookies: A chewy, further fudge-like cookie with a candy maraschino cherry within the middle. And naturally, a beneficiant drizzle of melted chocolate on high. This one took a little bit of testing because the cherry launched a number of liquid and created over-spreading.

chocolate drizzled cookies with cherry in center.

This fall-favorite recipe for brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies is getting a glow-up for its debut in print, with a bit sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on high of the brown butter glaze. The toughest half about testing these cookies and rewriting the recipe for the ebook was figuring out precisely how a lot moisture it is advisable to blot out of the pumpkin… and determining how one can write that within the directions! (The simplest half was discovering loads of individuals who wished to style check them.)

brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies with icing on top on marble countertop.

You might have tried chocolate crinkles, and possibly even lemon crinkles, however ohmygoodness you haven’t actually beloved a crinkle cookie till you’ve tried these pistachio crinkles. They virtually soften in your mouth, and style testers RAVED. I’m actually enthusiastic about this new cookie recipe.

green crinkle cookies with confectioners' sugar on top.

Right here’s one other peek at these, earlier than I found out how one can get them to correctly crinkle just like the picture above. I had plenty of completely happy associates and neighbors and even my dentist (who else brings cookies to their dentist?!) style check the primary few batches.

green cookies with confectioners' sugar on top on cooling rack on top of baking sheet.

I additionally stepped off the overwhelmed cookie path and in a unique path with a savory cookie recipe! These slice-and-bake-style savory cookies are good for including to a cheese and charcuterie board, or just having fun with with a glass of wine. I do know they don’t seem like a lot (that is simply an iPhone picture!), however they’re salty, peppery, herby, and exhausting to cease consuming.

savory slice and bake cookies on marble counter.

And what’s a cookie chapter and not using a new vacation cookie recipe?! These chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies embody a festive peppermint buttercream. Even Santa should wait till the ebook comes out to strive these. Sorry, Santa!

chocolate sandwich cookies with pink frosting rolled in crushed candy canes.

I additionally spent a number of time engaged on a brand new crumb cake-style cookie. These cookies have been an absolute mess once I first began. The crumb topping both (1) unfold everywhere or (2) regarded like floor beef. The ultimate recipe you’ll discover within the ebook stays properly placed on the cookies, they usually’re much less ground-beefy-looking. LOL. Excuse the blurry picture, it is a screenshot of a video I took…

crumb cake style cookies with icing on top.

You’ll additionally discover these fan-favorite peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies within the ebook, too!

peanut butter oatmeal cookies on parchment paper.

Have you ever seen my Instagram stories in regards to the strawberry lemon cookie saga? The swirl idea simply wasn’t working; the feel was method off and the lemon taste wasn’t shining by way of as a lot as I wished. In some unspecified time in the future, I had to surrender and transfer on. Nevertheless, you’ll discover one other strawberry lemon cookie and whereas they aren’t swirled, they’re EVEN BETTER… and doubtless my favourite new cookie recipe within the ebook. I’ve the remainder of my staff testing them this week.

There will probably be about 15 cookie recipes within the ebook, so that is just a bit preview. 🙂

Transferring on to the yeasted bread chapter…

I can’t get sufficient of this cinnamon raisin swirl bread, which I tailored from my home made cinnamon swirl bread, with some changes. It’s tremendous mushy, further cinnamon-swirly, and makes probably the most scrumptious cinnamon raisin toast.

cinnamon raisin bread slices.

I get a number of questions on making home made sandwich bread with complete wheat flour, and often level readers within the path of this multigrain bread. However I’ve a brand new sandwich bread recipe going within the ebook that features oats and complete wheat flour, and it’s unbelievably mushy and flavorful.

slice of oat bread on marble counter top.

Proper now, I’ve new recipes for jalapeño cheddar bread and brioche-style sandwich rolls within the works, and also you’ll make sure you discover my common pizza dough and mushy pretzel recipes within the ebook as effectively. That is my 1st cookbook with some savory recipes in it. (Quiche, stromboli, tacky popovers!)

My staff and I are additionally testing seasonal pie/crisp recipes proper now utilizing spring and summer time fruits which you can’t get some other time of yr. I’ve by no means been extra excited to work on a undertaking, and I can’t watch for it to all come collectively. Thanks to your persistence!!

Extra to come back quickly. Within the meantime, I’m sharing some behind-the-scenes snippets on my Instagram Stories, so make sure you pop in and test them out.

Q: Which of those new recipes are you most excited to strive?

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