FASHIONABLE READ: COOKIE LOVE

Bakers prepare, because your next fool-proof cookie recipe is right around the corner. Mindy Segal, award-winning chef and owner of the popular Chicago restaurant Hot Chocolate, provides a series of flawless cookie recipes in her newest cookbook, Cookie Love: More Than 60 Recipes and Techniques for Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary (Random House).

Segal’s cookies defy expectations, with recipes that are a new and edgy take on the classics of baking. Many of the recipes featured in this book are fun and modern interpretations of tried-and-true favorites, that promise to be both deliciously familiar and unexpected. The book boasts many delicious recipes such as Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle Cookies, Malted Milk Spritz, Fleur de Sel Shortbread, and Peaches and Cream Thumbprints.

Cookie Love contains more than sixty recipes for all kinds of desserts, from sandwich cookies to shortbread, and is stocked with the best tips and tricks to turn you into a pro baker. It promises to be the must-have new cookbook for any and all baking enthusiasts. — MERIAL WILES