Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars: Super-Fast, Made-from-Scratch Sweets, Treats, and Desserts Spiral-Bound | February 1, 2022

Dorothy Kern

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Superstar blogger Dorothy Kern’s Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars serves up 85 scrumptiously new and wonderfully creative recipes—each with its own photo.

Master cookie basics, then expand your repertoire with over 85 crave-worthy yet easy-to-prepare recipes for both classic and inventive sweet treats, each with its own mouthwatering photo.

Author Dorothy Kern is one of the most trusted and widely read baking bloggers on Earth—and with good reason. Her tested-to-perfection recipes are simple to make, delectable, and full of creative new flavor ideas. In Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars, she shares her recipes and baking secrets so you, too, can make scrumptiously delicious cookies that everyone loves.

Dorothy outlines the rules for successful cookie baking, provides an overview of key ingredients and tools, and offers expert tips on how to store baked things so they stay fresh for a long time. What’s more, she guides you in taking your cookie skills in new directions, into the delectable world of brownies (lots of different kinds of brownies!), blondies, shortbreads, shortcakes, cookie cakes, and more.

The recipes, warmed with Dorothy’s personal stories and memories, include cookies that range from traditional favorites to all-new concepts:

  • Seriously the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Nana’s Drop Sugar Cookies
  • The Great Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
  • Mochadoodles
  • Slice and Bake Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread
  • Salted Butterscotch Cookies

Beyond the cookies, you’ll love the recipes for:
  • Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars
  • Apple Shortbread Bars
  • Bacon and Caramel Brownies
  • Brown Butter Pecan Blondies
  • Fruit Tart Cookie Cups
  • Birthday Cookie Cake

…among tons of other delicious crowd-pleasers. Your family and friends will be thrilled with the results—and so will you.

It’s the definitive book on cookies—and so much fun to use!
Publisher: Quarto Group
Original Binding: Hardcover Paper over boards
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 0760372810
Item Weight: 2.1 lbs
Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.9 x 10.3 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 31 to 100 ratings
“Best Desserts Cookbook of 2022”—Esquire magazine

Dorothy Kern, one of the most-read and most-relied-upon food bloggers in the world, has been blogging since 2010 at Crazy for Crust (, which focuses on baking recipes both savory and sweet. Her recipes have been featured in Everyday with Rachael Ray, Woman’s World, Redbook,, Buzzfeed, and other outlets. She lives with her family in the Sacramento, California, area, where she appears often as a cooking expert on local television.