If you follow my blog then you already know how much I love everything that comes out of America's Test Kitchen. I'd even wager to say I'm their #1 fan, albeit a self-appointed title to be sure! So when they reached out to me inquiring if I was interested in reviewing their new baking book, The Perfect Cookie, there was no hesitation on my part whatsoever.
If ever there was a cookbook with my name written all over it, this was it. As I flipped through the countless pages of beautiful imagery I noted that almost every foolproof recipe you could imagine was covered. No doubt you'll be like me, reaching for this tome again and again when you've got those cookie cravings. [Notice the myriad of Post-Its peeking out from my copy!]
Since I've been baking along with ATK for ages now I've made quite a lot of their cookie recipes already. For this review I wanted to try one that was new to me. I'm a sucker for coconut in baked goods so I was immediately drawn to the Washboards. Crispy, crunchy and lightly sweetened with coconut flavor, these would be the perfect treat to serve along with ice cream or a cup of tea.
Even better, because they were "slice and bake" cookies I could make the dough days in advance and bake them off whenever I wanted. Forming and shaping the washboards couldn't be easier and the ridges on top are made using a fork. The cookies baked to a gorgeous golden brown and after a cool down I devoured three of them straight away. The texture and flavor actually reminded me of a coconut flavored Biscoff cookie....so delicious! As far as I'm concerned ATK is batting a thousand with this recipe and the new cookbook.
To celebrate the release of their newest publication ATK was kind enough to host a giveaway for 2 copies of the cookbook. Here's how you can enter:
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- Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST on Saturday Sept 30, 2017
- Winners chosen at random and have 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
- Only open to U.S. mailing addresses