Impress Your Guests with Delicious and Picture-Worthy Cookies

Baking is fun! But why can’t our cookies ever turn out as neat and pretty as the ones in our cookbooks? Well, with enough practice and the guidance provided by these baking pros, you might finally be able to match those scrumptious, unattainable treats, just in time for National Cookie Day on December 4! Whether you are looking for holiday cookies to serve this season or a tasty “anytime” snack, these eight cookbooks will show you how to make all types of cookies. Impress your friends with cookie creations that are delightful to both the eye and the taste buds!



London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi is a master of many dishes. Sweet focuses exclusively on desserts. Ottolenghi includes sweet treats of all kinds in this book, and there is a whole section just for cookies. You’ll start by learning the many nice things about cookies and cookie baking before moving into the recipes themselves. These include a wide range of flavors, from brown butter almond tuiles to peanut sandies to the unusual-sounding cats’ tongues. (Don’t worry: they’re named for their length, not their ingredients.)

Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.