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Happy Cookie Friday!

Over on Flickr, I sometimes celebrate Happy Cookie Friday!, an event started by one of my online friends
(and a wonderful photographer) Natasha.  This week’s photo features a cookie from David Lebovitz’ recently released cookbook, Ready for Dessert.   I’ve made this chocolate chip cookie recipe twice now and there are some things I really love about it, especially the idea to roll the cookies and then slice them, instead of dropping by the spoonful.  Even though I have been making cookies for a million years and have developed a pretty even hand when making drop cookies, slicing these cookies turns out a beautifully uniform batch.
I have yet to try any other recipe but I’m really looking forward to baking from this book.  Just listen to some of these titles:  Chocolate Orbit Cake, Maple-Walnut Pear Cake, Fresh Fig and Raspberry Tart with Honey, Cherry-Almond Cobbler, Black Currant Tea Crème Brûlée, and Watermelon-Sake Sorbet.  That barely scratches the surface of recipes that are calling my name!
I also have David’s The Perfect Scoop and The Great Book of Chocolate and have found them to be great cookbooks.  Recipes are always clear and easy to understand, there are plenty of tips and tricks, and David’s wit makes for entertaining reading.  I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed, The Sweet Life in Paris.  Although recipes end each chapter this book is really more about David’s life in Paris and the humorous adventures that are his daily life.  If you’ve read his blog the book will feel very familiar to you. 

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