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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.

Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive
—there's a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this cookie recipe book.

• Introduces innovative baking techniques
• Includes an entire chapter dedicated to Kieffer's "pan banging" technique that ensures crisp edges and soft centers for the most delicious cookies
• Nearly every cookie dough recipe is accompanied by a photograph.

Dessert recipes range from the Classic Chocolate Chip made three different ways, to bars, brownies, and blondies that reflect a wide range of flavors and global inspiration.

This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs.

• Highly giftable with a textured case and a ribbon marker
• Recipes include Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies, Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Blood Orange Glaze, Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars, and Pan-Banging Ginger Molasses, S'mores Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and more
• A great pick for the home baker in search of a new bake sale recipe or someone who just loves cookies, as well as fans of Sarah Kieffer's blog and Instagram
• Add it to the shelf with cookbooks like Sally's Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney; Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan; and The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America's Test Kitchen

304 pages, Hardcover

First published August 1, 2020

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Profile Image for Miranda Reads.
1,589 reviews155k followers
March 9, 2021

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 a few categories.

There's "The Classics" - choco-chip, sugar, peanut butter, shortbread and so-on.

And then there's the "Brownies & Blondies" - where you an make the classic fudgy brownies and also branch out to turtle, marshmallow peanut butter and expresso carmel.

Then we mosey on down to the "Fruitextravaganza" - which has lemon sugar cookies, grapefruit cake bars, mixed-berry crumble and banana cream pie bars.

I loved the cookies proposed for the "Next Level" - those ones were pretty wild. Smoky butterscotch, French silk pie bars & crème brûlée cheesecake bars. Then "Time to Play" for the really finicky cookies (like macaron varieties, scotcharoos, kitchen sink cookies).

And of course this book has her signature "Pan-Banging Cookies". (note: a pan-banging cookie was made with a specific technique that occurs during the cooking process that involves (spoiler) banging the pan at certain intervals).

So, my overall thoughts on this cookbook - I like it!

Every Christmas season, my family and I make literally dozens of batches of cookies and while we have our staples (peanut blossoms, candy cane cookies, cut-out), I am always looking to try a few more recipes.

And I love the sheer variety offered by this book - and while I can't see myself doing all of these cookies (i.e. banana-expresso-cacao nib cookies and lavender cookies with white chocolate crème fraiche glaze seem a bit outside my usual cooking zone) they definitely all look like a TON of fun.

Now before every recipe is a little blurb about where the idea or concept came from. Personally, I love learning about how bakers come up with flavors or the history behind a family recipe.

All in all - I quite liked this book!

With thanks to Chronicle Books for sending this one my way

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758 reviews191 followers
November 8, 2020

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 discovered her love of cookies, giving a series of baking tips that will be extremely useful if it's your first time baking. The book is divided in several chapters, going from basic recipes (cookies, brownies...) to some other elevated recipes perfect for parties or when you wanna impress your family and friends. There's also an "extras" chapter, with some basic fillings recipes and a "pan-banging cookies" chapter, with a technique I had never seen and I'm looking forward to try. There are photos for almost every recipe and all of them have a short introduction with some facts or memories about it.

One thing that I'm most grateful for is that all the ingredients are measured not only in cups, tablespoons, etc. but also in grams, making it so much easier for us european bakers. I hate when there're only american measurements in the recipe and I have to convert every single ingredient! There's also a conversion table at the end and some music to bake to (nice touch!). All the recipes have a step by step easy enough for even the most unexperienced bakers to follow.

The only problem I've encountered with this book is that I don't know which recipe try first!

Thanks to Netgalley and Chronicle Books for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for NAT.orious reads ☾.
849 reviews340 followers
August 25, 2020
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 design nor the recipes are in any way unobtrusive, no matter the skills level of the individual dish. There's unusual combinations such as the White Chocolate, Rosemary and Apricot Cookies, exotic treasures (Toasted Sesame Cookies) but also undeniable allrounders such as Brown Sugar Cookies.

I love the fact that Sarah provides a picture for every recipe - I'm a visual person and don't care for a recipe if there's no photograph of the result provided. The conversion tables included towards the end deserve special mentioning. They make away with untimely interruptions to check out conversion guidelines for cups, Fahrenheit and ounces. The extensive index should be an incredible asset to your search requests.

The book is structured as follows.

Music to Bake to
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Author 20 books426 followers
October 31, 2020
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.

I'm seriously contemplating buying a hardcover copy to have on hand. We liked this cookbook enough where we figured it wouldn't be particularly convenient for Doug to steal my Kindle every time he wanted to select a recipe.

If you have baker in the family, who loves trying new creations, I highly recommend 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More.

To give you an idea of some other recipes, here are a few I'm anxious to try:
- Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Smoky Butterscotch Cookies
- Mud Pie Bars
- Rocky Road Cookies
- Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

This collection would also make a lovely holiday gift.
Definitely recommended!


My sincere appreciation to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for my review copy.

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337 reviews207 followers
April 29, 2020
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 and might actually purchase this one when it comes out.

A must for every cookie baker or anyone that just loves sweet treats!

Thank you to NetGalley, Chronicle Books and Sarah Kieffer for the advanced copy to read and review.
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1,496 reviews599 followers
May 11, 2020
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.
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569 reviews110 followers
May 10, 2020
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.
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Author 7 books190 followers
April 16, 2020
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 are included for others.

That said, if you just want a really great cookie cookbook and you don't have special dietary needs, this is a good one. Color photos are provided of most of the cookies and there's a big assortment of brownies, cookies, bars, etc. of different levels. They are generally the gourmet cookie shop type of deal and they look delicious. No nutritional information is provided for the recipes, but to be honest nobody really wants to know. They're unhealthy. Don't make them often. We all know that. :)

A good book for others, but it won't work for my kitchen.

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for the purpose of review.
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178 reviews677 followers
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June 23, 2020
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). Her Bang on a Pan method is also brilliant and worth trying out if you dare. Just be prepared to share your cookies!

Disclaimer: I work at Chronicle Books and am the marketing manager of this book. I really love to bake though.
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2,360 reviews50 followers
May 31, 2020
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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, because if they are not there for me it is a real hurdle to make the recipe.

I really liked there is a playlist with songs to listen to at the back. One thing that was missing a bit was some more variations for those with food allergies or restrictions.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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846 reviews368 followers
January 14, 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 front or back of the book.

The book is divided into 7 parts:
1. The Classics
2. Brownies & Blondies
3. FruitExtravaganza
4. The Next Level
5. Time to Play
6. Pan-Banging Cookies
7. Mix & Match
8. Extras

This book includes so much more than cookies. There are delicious-looking brownie recipes, pie dough, marshmallow fluff, candied nuts, caramel, etc. However, most of those are contained in the extras section. The book counts through the cookie and brownie recipes making sure there are 100 before you even get to those.

Plenty of tips are included in the introduction and there is a page at the end for conversions, which includes cups to grams, ℉ to ℃, and ounces to grams. There is also an adorable "music to bake to" page with a link to the play list on Apple & Spotify.

There are so many recipes included that I would want to try that I can not list them all here. It will take me a very long time to make them all and it will be difficult to decide which to make next.

Thank you to Goodreads for providing me with a copy of the book! I really appreciate and love it.
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334 reviews8 followers
April 18, 2020
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 come out looking like the cookies shown in the book. This is a great cookie cookbook for someone who wants straight forward, standard recipes along with some really fun variations. I am definitely considering adding this to my permanent collection once it is released and would recommend it to friends who are looking for a good cookie cookbook!
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332 reviews349 followers
Want to read
November 25, 2021

Give me cookies & I’ll be your friend forever 🍪
Bake me cookies & I’ll fall in love with you 🍪
(Who wouldn’t?!)
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690 reviews1,698 followers
January 17, 2022
If you like homemade cookies then I promise you this is the book for you. Everything I’ve made so far gets inhaled around here.
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3,370 reviews2,307 followers
October 19, 2020
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*
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843 reviews107 followers
May 14, 2020
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 friends, family or yourself!

Starting with a long and very detailed introduction, you’ll not only learn a bit about the author, she offers baking advice and tips, standard ingredients that are needed for just about any cookies recipe, and the equipment you will use.

And then we’re on to the best part of the book, the cookies! Broken down into chapters on the different types of fabulous confections, checkout some of the major yums will find in 100 COOKIES. Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownie Cookies, Ginger Cookies, Shortbread, Swirl Brownies Two Ways, White Chocolate Red Velvet Brownies, Cinnamon Roll Brownies, Raspberry Rye Cookies, Banana Cream Pie Bars, Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars, Smoky Butterscotch Cookies, Carrot Cake Bars with Meringue, Kitchen Sink Cookies, Caramel Bars with Candied Peanuts, Chocolate Malt Ice Box Bars, also Pastry Crème, Ermine Buttercream, Caramel Shards, and so, so much more!

There are some wonderful color photos that made my mouth water, as I’m sure they will yours. I believe there was one for each recipe, are at the least, most of the recipes. I was glad to see that. Cookbooks with no photos are a pet peeve of mine.

In closing, the author suggests Music to Bake To, offers a conversion list, and her resources.

All in all, 100 COOKIES: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More was fulfilling and left me sated.
Profile Image for Carol.
1,312 reviews221 followers
April 19, 2020
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 review....so 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....however I did enjoy the layout and beautiful photographs a lot (this woman is a blogger so no disappointments on that score).
All recipes were explained well with easily accessible ingredients and I enjoyed all the author's personal comments that preceded her recipes.

3 recipes that I instantly wanted to try were the :
Neapolitan Cookies, Caramel Bars with Candied Peanuts and the Rum Raisin Cookies.

I do think that this is a cookbook that I would genuinely enjoy having my own personal copy of and I also see myself using it as well.
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2,987 reviews171 followers
May 23, 2020
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 Bourbon Sablés with Chocolate and the Blondies. Both were incredible and I can’t wait to see what he makes next!

This is the first book I’m buying when it’s released on October 20, 2020. What a fantastic present this one will make for anyone who loves to bake (and those of us who love to eat!).

a copy of 100 Cookies was provided to me by NetGalley for the purpose of my honest review
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183 reviews37 followers
May 12, 2020
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 cocoa nibs, and marshmallow fluff. Everything in here looks so good but I lack the motivation and skills to bake for myself so alas, I'm left drooling over the food porn.

*Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books publishers for providing a free ARC
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478 reviews66 followers
April 15, 2020
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 cookie lover- the soft, the cripsy. Brownies-fudgey, cakey, swirled. I will be referring back to this time and time again. Maybe I'll start at the beginning and work my way through..... I will definitely be ordering a physical copy of this beauty for myself!
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305 reviews34 followers
April 14, 2020
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!
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51 reviews1 follower
May 13, 2020
I mean who doesn’t love a good dessert!!?? I am a sucker for sweets and this cook book has become my guilty pleasure.
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607 reviews274 followers
February 22, 2021
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 result, on the surface, are ripples on the cookie edges—tastewise, edges are a bit crisper, and the middle is a big gooier. Not just cookies, there are also S’mores Blondies and Grapefruit Cake Bars, with many recipes having variations. Excellent instructions, a complete index, and links to the author’s cookies playlists are included.
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44 reviews1 follower
May 6, 2020
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 in hand it was cookie-bonanza for a week in my house.

“Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies” (picture included on my blog of cookies)
Firstly, the information outlined at the start of the book defining terminology, measurements, and equipment needed was fantastic. I have a small baking background (but nothing fancy) and some things are “common knowledge” to me, but I realised this is not the case for everyone, particular first time bakers. But even I learned something new from these first few pages! In particular the egg wash recipe is something I will keep on hand for future reference as i’ve never found one that was sufficient!

So with my pantry full, and book in hand I attempted some recipes. I can happily say the soft chocolate chip cookies turned out amazingly and I cannot stop going back for more! (nor can the rest of the household). I should note, that I used a low-fodmap flour in substitute for the all-purpose flour but this did not affect the outcome of the cookies. A picture of my end result is included on my blog.

Additionally, the pictures! WOW! After viewing each picture I continue to think that I cannot be more impressed but I am! I also wonder if any baking was done when these pictures were taken, they are eerily clean working areas. I did not make my way through trying every recipe personally before posting this review as I don’t have *that* much sugar on hand but I certainly will look forward to revisiting this book in the future.

These recipes are perfect for a weekend treat, baking day with the kids, or to take something special to an event. Actually, literally any reason you need a sweet treat, this book is for that. It replaces every other baking book in the kitchen!

Thank you Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

5/5 stars
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1,173 reviews1,307 followers
August 31, 2020
Full Review on The Candid Cover

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 something for almost everyone within its pages. Having never heard of pan-banging before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. It is an absolute game-changer for anyone who loves cookies.

The book is well laid out and divided into sections:

Introduction (including tips and equipment)
The Classics
Brownies + Blondies
The Next Level
Time to Play
Pan-Banging Cookies
Mix + Match


It was hard to decide which cookie to start with, but I eventually settled on the Snickerdoodles. The recipe itself is quite similar to ones that I have created before, but the method of banging the cookie tray multiple times provided fantastic results. By lifting the tray and letting it fall back onto the rack every few minutes during baking creates these amazing ripples. If you love the crispy outside of a cookie, this is one idea that will step up your cookie game.


Another fun inclusion to the book is a playlist created by the author. This is such a lovely and interesting collection of recipes that will really make for some relaxing and stress-relieving time spent in the kitchen. If you love to create desserts and are looking for new ideas, 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer is a definite win.

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1,627 reviews14 followers
April 21, 2020
Indeed, there are 100 recipes (and some recipes include variations), but while they are not all cookie recipes, they are all for desserts. Instead, blogger Sarah Kieffer divvies her recipes up into these chapter categories: The Classics, Brownies + Blondies, Fruitextravaganza, The Next Level, Time to Play, Pan-Banging Cookies, Mix and Match, and Extras. The majority of the recipes are for cookies from the classics like chocolate cookies to more complicated macrons. There are some candy recipes, different fillings for sandwich cookies, ice cream, various (and seriously delicious-looking) bars, and more. There is a mix of familiar recipes and recipes that are unique to Kieffer-- however the difficulty of those recipes is beyond the average baker.

The recipes provide metric and American standard measuring side-by-side, but the biggest disappointment is that the instructions don't start the next step on a new line. Instead Step #2 runs right after Step #1. That is not easy reading when you are constantly going back and forth between the page and your ingredients. There is an index included.

Unless your library has devoted fans of this blogger, I would view it as an extraneous purchase.
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1,343 reviews78 followers
May 16, 2020
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 Cookies, and the P-B Peanut Butter Cookies. I've also baked a couple of her bars, namely the Crème Brûlée Cheesecake Bars and Espresso Cheesecake Bars. All of the recipes I've made, ALL OF THEM, are über, satisfyingly yummmmmmmy. My husband and kid, who, unlike myself, are not fond of sweets at all, enjoyed them so much that the cookies/bars disappeared VERY quickly.

We liked everything I've baked from it so much that I've already pre-ordered a copy. I can't wait to bake more treats from this cookbook for my family!
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697 reviews292 followers
April 14, 2020
The stay-at-home advisory hasn't bothered me one bit - (which is a bit concerning in itself) yet I've realized that I need to stop baking. But do I really? Eclairs, cheesecakes, sponge cakes, scones, have been top of the list, yet cookies have not made an appearance yet and I was happy to receive this galley for review. I'm not a cookie fan aside from a fresh homemade chocolate chip cookie, but this is definitely the time to experiment. I really liked the layout of 100 Cookies, the photos, and personal story (although I'd prefer linear numbered recipe instructions). I especially the Fruitextravaganza and The Next Level sections. I'm excited to try quite a few of these recipes (olive oil sugar cookies, palmiers with apricot and cardamom, the lavender cookies with white chocolate creme fraiche glaze and more) that will hopefully make it into the care packages I put together.
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1,520 reviews35 followers
June 15, 2020
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!
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