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Cookie Craft

From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions

by Valerie Peterson Author · Janice Fryer Author


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Elaborately decorated cookies fill the shelves of high-end bakerycases, tempting shoppers with bright colors and whimsical shapes. The cookies are beautiful, but buying them in a bakery can be shockingly expensive, and their flavoroften doesn't live up to their appearance. Now home bakers can havetheir pretty cookies and enjoy eating them too!Thanks to the clear instructions and practical methods developed by authors ValeriePeterson and Janice Fryer, amateur cookie crafters can achieve bakery-quality design and homemade fresh taste. Cookie Craft givesreaders access to the entire world of decorated cookies, beginning with aninspirational gallery of 150 colorful cookies guaranteed to start those creativejuices flowing.The authors go on to discussingredients, supplies, equipment and technique. They include four delicious recipesfor rolled cookie doughs (Traditional Sugar, Chocolate, Nutty, and Gingerbread) thatprovide perfect blank canvases for decorating, and, of course, their recipe forversatile Royal Icing.In the most importantsection, they share the design techniques accumulated and perfected during hundredsof afternoons spent crafting thousands of cookies. Cookie crafters will learn how topipe, flood, and sugar their cookies, how to design color palettes that work withevery season, how to make cookies stand up in fun 3-D structures, and much more!

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Storey Publishing, LLC
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Valerie Peterson (Author)

Janice Fryer is co-author of Cookie Craft and Cookie Craft Christmas. She is a Pastry Arts graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and lives in New York.

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Janice Fryer (Author)

Valerie Peterson is the co-author of Cookie Craft and Cookie Craft Christmas, and the author of Peterson's Happy Hour and Peterson's Holiday Helper. Prior to her full-time writing career, she worked for various publishers including Random House an...

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