Carey Jones and Robyn Lenzi – Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies:  Dozens of Recipes for Reinterpreted Favorites – Carey Jones and Robyn Lenzi (2013, Chronicle Books, San Francisco)

Is there anything better than a chocolate chip cookie?  Besides more chocolate chip cookies?

I thought not.  If you agree with me (and I suspect you do), then this cook book is for you.  Jones and Lenzi offer 41 variations on the quintessential cookie, including gluten free versions made from almond flour, quinoa and millet, one spiked with bourbon, a salted caramel delight, and a coffee-flavoured treat.  There is a coconut-sesame version, one with macadamia nuts, another with walnuts, and a novelty made with chai tea.  There is even one which substitutes trendy duck fat for butter and another that includes maple syrup and bacon in the ingredients list.

There aren’t many photographs, but there are the cutest little doodles of adorable chocolate chip cookie characters doing goofy things throughout the book – even if I wasn’t already a huge fan of the subject matter, I’d be sold on the cartoons.

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