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100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More

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Featured in Food & Wine, The Kitchn, Cup of Jo, Wall Street Journal, Wine Enthusiast, Food52, Bake from Scratch Magazine. Nominated for a 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Cookbooks

From celebrated blogger Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog!

100 Cookies is a go-to baking book featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 25th 2020 by Chronicle Books (first published August 2020)
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Miranda Reads
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing

February's Reading Vlog is out today!
The Written Review
You want to bake a stunning, gorgeous and (above all) delicious cookie? Then you've come to the right book!

Sarah Kieffer is the baking fiend behind "The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog" and she's bundled all that yummy sweetness in one fabulous book!

We start with general baking tips and ingredient tips (i.e. what kind of dairy, oils, flour work best with her recipes + equipment) and from there - the cookies.

Now she splits her cookies into
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing

After much deliberation I decided to try one of the classics so here are my chocolate chip cookies!


If there's a thing I love as much as reading is baking, so when I saw this book available on Netgalley the first thing that caught my eye was that mouth watering cover. Then I noticed the title, "100 cookies", and I clicked that "Read now" bottom faster than I would eat a cookie (and I can assure you I eat them fast!).

The book begins with a short introduction about how the author di
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May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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5 STARS, munching on cookies ★★★★★
This book is for… both those who seek the easy but enchanting and those in the mood for some extravaganza.

Happy publication day to you promise of sweet sweet joy

I only requested this because all the isolation got me into the mood for baking. 100 cookies sure kept me occupied during all the evenings I had to find substitutes for dinner or movie night with friends. Thus, I will shamelessly purchase this book once it's published. Neither the
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This is an amazing collection of cookie recipes!

Last night, my husband and I spent some time picking out a recipe to try. We were both intrigued by the Neopolitan cookies, so Doug purchased the ingredients and made them today (he's the baker in the family). I'm currently on a keto diet, so I only ate one, but they were delicious! I think they would be a favorite at parties and get-togethers. I truly can't wait to try more of these recipes. Er...ahem...have DOUG try more of these recipes.

Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is what a cookbook is supposed to be like!

There is a little something for everyone tucked into these beautiful pages! Tons of gorgeous photos, helpful tips and tricks along with some seriously fantastic sounding recipes. I made the Oatmeal Raisin cookies - my husband’s absolute favorite - and they were delicious! I also loved the Kitchen Sink cookies because there is literally everything in the world that is yummy baked into them.

There are tons more that I want to try a
MissBecka Gee
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to MissBecka by: Dita
This was fabulous!
A picture for nearly every recipe (always a check in the plus column!) and so many new treats.

I tried out the Snickerdoodle, shortbread and sugar cookie recipes with tasty success!
I did not have all the ingredients for the créme brulée cheesecake bars so (sadly) that will have to wait till I brave the grocerymart.
Much love to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for my delicious DRC.
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Its cookies(and more!)! Do you need to know more than that? There are so many good recipes I can´t even choose my top 10! Buy it and try all of them, I definitely recommend it in this quarantine time when all you should be doing is staying home and baking.
Alicia Bayer
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found the subtitle of this book to be ironic (The Baking Book for Every Kitchen...) because I can't use any of the recipes in my kitchen. This will be a fantastic cookie cookbook for people who do not follow special diets, but it is worthless if you are gluten free, vegan, paleo, keto, diabetic, allergic to dairy or eggs, etc. Keiffer offers 100 mouthwatering cookies but they are the very classic types -- white flour, butter, eggs, canola oil, etc. No alternate instructions or substitutions ar ...more
Cynthia Shannon
Jun 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
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I've been wanting to be the 100th review on this book because it's 100 Cookies and I think I made it. I honestly don't know of more of a workhorse baking book that this; despite how pretty it is, it's bound to get flour and butter stains all over it. The recipes are ridiculous (Lavender Cookies with White Chocolate–Crème Fraîche Glaze, um hello?!) and the photography amazing (I had a really hard time creating some of the marketing assets without getting hungry). (view spoiler) ...more
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, food, gcac_2021
I just received this book today and immediately dug into it. I love the cover. It is very retro and looks like something my mother might have passed down to me. It also includes a ribbon page marker to save your favorite recipe or the one you're currently working on just in case the book closes on you. It is a solid hardcover and I found that the pages generally stayed open to where I left them, but there's always the possibility that a page could turn if you're using a recipe very close to the ...more
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay, coming clean - I requested Sarah Kieffer’s 100 Cookies: The Baking Book For Every Kitchen because my son loves to bake and I love to eat whatever baked goods are coming out of my kitchen!

I’d say he’s a medium level baker, a big step above a beginner, but far from a pro and this cookbook is perfect for him. The recipes are complex enough that the results truly look and taste like they came from a bakery, but simple enough that I have had most of the ingredients on hand.

So far he’s made the
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As an avid baker and cook book enthusiast, I was really excited to receive this ARC. I love to actually read cookbooks before making any of the recipes and I found this book to be easy to read through. The recipes are clearly written and easy to follow. I've made 4 of the recipes so far and each has been straight forward with great results. I really like the photos in this book as well. To me that is always one of the highlights of a cookbook! It was particularly nice to have my finished product ...more
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Like many people, I have discovered baking during the lockdown, and this book with 100 Cookies looked right up my alley. However, the lockdown also means that everything I bake I will have to eat by myself so I have not yet baked any of the recipes.

There are many lovely pictures however, which are filled with mouthwatering cookies I can't wait to try. The recipes seem clear and I appreciate that also the European measures are given, be
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am honestly at a loss as to what to say about this one! It's just a most excellent cookbook, full of scrumptious cookie recipes. Beautiful to thumb through with gorgeous photos. A plethora of easy to follow recipes. I mean, it's COOKIES, what more can you ask for!

*ARC from NetGalley*
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There’s a very slim chance I’m ever going to say no to a cookbook that features cookies. And I very happy that I didn’t say no to this one.

100 COOKIES: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More, won my heart and stomach 100 times over. From traditional cookies and bars, to creations, and combinations I have never heard of, author Sarah Kieffer offers so many recipes for these sweet delights, that you’ll never run out of amazing treats for fr
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 ++ stars.
This is actually more than just a cookbook of cookie recipes as there are also recipes for many other baked treats included and like the title suggests: brownies, bars, etc......which from my point of view is a win-win scenario.

I received a pdf copy of this from Netgalley to unlike cookbooks that I can read on my kindle or phone I was forced to sit at my desktop to peruse and therefore I didn't necessarily read the recipes with the same attention I usually give a cookbook
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the intro to this cookbook, so relate able, I felt connected to the author immediately as I learned to love baking around the same age with the the Betty Crocker Junior Cookbook (I can just see it now). The photos were perfect, as I am such a visual person - a yummy photo means I will want to make it for sure! Most every recipe uses simple, every day ingredients that you probably already have at home, with a few more advanced recipes. There is a chocolate chip cookie for every type of coo ...more
Queen Cronut
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
100 Cookies features a collection of mouth watering treats with easy steps and tantalizing photos. The ingredients and recipes are pretty standard but there are a few creative spins such as the Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars and Chocolate Basil Brownies. And towards the back, there's a whole section for cookies featuring European style butter (which has a higher milk fat content resulting in a creamier texture and richer flavor) as well as a few "extras" including lemon curd, candied coco ...more
Erin (erinevelynreads)
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Divided into eight sections, Kieffer shows how to make 100 different types of cookies, brownies, and bars. Between the gorgeous photos, the variety of baking techniques, and a combination of classic and unique cookie recipes, this book has a little something for everyone.

I can't wait to try some of the recipes and techniques in 100 Cookies! I'm especially excited about Carrot Cake Bars with Meringue and Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies!
Denver Public Library
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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I honestly didn’t think that anything could even come close to Dorie Greenspan’s 2016 Dorie’s Cookies, but this treasure from Sarah Kieffer is right up there! Different in tone and style but still full of fantastic food photography, 100 Cookies deserves a spot on the top cookie cookbook shelf. If there is anything “cute” about this cookbook, it is Chapter 6, which explores “pan-banging” cookies—a method of baking and flattening cookies by literally banging the cookie sheet on the oven rack. The ...more
When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. (I have played a zillion games of scrabble, done a zillion crosswords and I AM BORED!!!)

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the aut
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
With COVID-19 causing a global pandemic in early 2020, many families are isolated at home. Some are luckier than others, with work arrangements taken care of or modified and no children or study commitments. Others however, are not. With Australian’s running for the baking aisles of supermarkets like it’s doomsday, people all over the country were eager to stay occupied and turn into baking kings and queens. I was lucky enough to already have a pantry stocked of baking supplies so with this book ...more
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100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer is a baking book that is packed full of amazing ideas and recipes for creating yummy treats. The instructions are well-written and easy to follow with many beautiful images to accompany them. Also, the pan-banging technique that the author has featured in many of the recipes makes for an incredible cookie experience.

If there is one dessert that is my favourite to make, it is a cookie. 100 Cookies has so many ideas that there is really s
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm very thankful to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me an ARC of this book. The review below is entirely my own opinion:

My family and I love, love, LOVE Sarah Kieffer's OG recipe for Pan-Banging Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are bomb diggity delicious! And getting the ARC couldn't have come at a better time! During this covid19 lockdown, I've baked numerous recipes since I got the ARC for the cookbook. I've made the Pan-Banging (P-B) Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies, the P-B Triple Chocolate C
Melissa Borsey
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So much YUM in one book! Lots of delicious recipes with pictures, which is always a plus to me! How I’ve never made Blondies is beyond me but now I have a delicious recipe and will be making them all the time. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this great cookbook!
Abbie Andersen
May 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I mean who doesn’t love a good dessert!!?? I am a sucker for sweets and this cook book has become my guilty pleasure.
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Please vote for this book in the GR Choice Awards! It’s one of my favorite cookbooks!
Ashley Robinson
Reading a cookbook the same day as a book on division of household labor... lol ~~balance~~ and cookies! Can’t wait to start pan banging.
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great baking book with fun recipes that are easy to follow and produce fantastic results!
Chelles Kitchen
May 02, 2020 added it
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Usually a cake or bread baker by nature, cookies admittedly come third in my choice of baking, so I must admit that this book really got me excited to start baking cookies again. The cover of this book is not only enticing in showing off these delicious looking cookies, but also intriguing enough to make me want to open the pages and read more.

I thought that the range of choice of cookies in this book was really good and I liked the way it was categorised into sections such as: classic cookies,
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