Cookies Are Magic

Classic Cookies, Brownies, Bars, and More

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By Maida Heatter

Foreword by Deb Perelman

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$28.00

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$35.00 CAD

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  1. Hardcover $28.00 $35.00 CAD
  2. ebook $14.99 $18.99 CAD

Whether you are a chocolate chip or an old-fashioned gingersnap, this is the only cookie book you'll ever need — from one of the best bakers of all time.

Maida Heatter is one of the most trusted and beloved cookbook authors of all time. Her recipes, each a modern classic, have inspired extraordinary bakers such as Dorie Greenspan, Christina Tosi, and Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman, whose foreword introduces the joy of Maida's cookies to a new generation.

Maida knew that cookies are the key to happiness, and she always kept them nearby: a fudgy, minty Palm Beach Brownie in her purse, neatly wrapped in cellophane, a batch of Absolutely-the-Positively-Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the freezer, or a box of delicate brandy snaps ready for an elegant gift.

Now, Cookies Are Magic collects nearly 100 of Maida's very best recipes from her "legendary" (New York Times) 50-year career-her crispiest, crunchiest, and most ooey-gooey cookies, bars, and more.

Developed for foolproof baking by anyone, each recipe is written with Maida's warm but no-nonsense instructions and carries her guarantee that it will work perfectly every time. Filled with classic sugar cookies, tart lemon bars, cookie kisses, and chocolate and peanut butter ripples, this is the only cookie book you will ever need.

  • Whenever someone tells me they want to start baking, I tell them to turn to Maida Heatter.” 
    Dorie Greenspan
  • Everything I know about baking I learned from Maida Heatter… it’s as if she’s standing beside you in the kitchen, encouraging you as you go along.”
    Martha Stewart Living
  • Maida Heatter is the fairy godmother of anything sweet, spicy, crunchy, chewy, or fluffy that you could possibly imagine baking.”
    Wolfgang Puck
  • “The Queen of Cake… Maida’s goal is a perfect dessert every time—and she wants those who follow her recipes to achieve the same end.” 
    Saveur
  • Doyenne of desserts, queen of cookies, sultana of sweetsPeople love to bake Maida Heatter recipes… producing luscious creations that almost invariably bring grown men and women to their knees.”
    New York Times
  • “Her recipes (and Maida herself) are known for their precision; each step is integral, each ingredient intentional… you need to read her cookbooks, and bake from them.” 
    Food52
  •  “There are no secrets. Maida Heatter is in your kitchen corner. The conversation is easy to follow, and you pick it up whenever you crack open one of her books… Most important, Heatter has recipes for everyone.” 
    Chicago Tribune
  • “I feel as if I am standing alongside her… I often find myself laughing out loud as I read her anecdotes about her successes and her failures … What beginners can expect from Maida’s book is an extremely high success rate.”
    Nancy Silverton
  • "A phenomenon."
    Washington Post

On Sale
Apr 7, 2020
Page Count
272 pages
Publisher
Voracious
ISBN-13
9780316460187

Maida Heatter

About the Author

Maida Heatter (1916-2019), dubbed “the Queen of Cake” by Saveur, was the author of several classic books on dessert and baking. Her most recent book, Happiness is Baking, was published when she was 102 years old. Heatter was the recipient of three James Beard Foundation awards and inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame.

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