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Sweet Reads

I thought it would be fun to share some books I’ve been wanting to bake from. Just some of the sweet reads sitting on my shelf. Well, actually they are on my mantle and on my floor because I am in desperate need of a bookshelf to house them all and keep them cozy.

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They pretty much stay stacked to save space. I can get more stacks on my mantle that way. But you know – the book I want to pull down is always the one on the bottom. Of course. But do I unstack them to get to the one I need? Of course not. I strain and push and wiggle to lift the ones on top and try to inch the one I want out.

It’s never pretty.

Thank goodness all of these books are.

Let’s take a quick peek at them and hopefully you can help me decide which one to use first.

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Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
Photographs by Eric Wolfinger

This is a big, beautiful book of bread. And it scares me a little. I haven’t worked with dough or yeast a lot. But I want to learn. I want to make bread! And this book from the legendary Tartine Bakery in San Francisco is gonna help me. One day.

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Ultimate Cookies by Julia Usher
Photographs by Steve Adams

Let me just say that this book could just as easily be placed in the art section as it is in the cookbook section. Julia’s cookie designs and attention to detail are absolutely amazing. Her piping work is impeccable and a little intimidating too. But she has lots of pictures and instructions to help you along the way.

03-sugarlicious

Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford

Cute treats and fun sweets. This book is full of whimsical projects to that are easy to make and decorate for any occasion. And many of them kids can make, too.

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Handheld Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton
Photographs by Ellen Silverman

Umm… Pies? In my hand? Sold. Tiny treats in any form are hard for me to resist. And so was this cover. The book is divided into freeform pies, structured pies and jar pies. Too cute.

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond

Hey Ree – Thank you for including so many sweets in your beautiful cookbook. The Coffee Cream Cake is calling me. But so are all the other recipes. Maybe I should just start at the top and check each one off. If they are as good as the Chocolate Sheet Cake in your first book, I am in trouble.

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Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones
Photographs by Deborah Llewellyn

That’s a cover, huh. Completely captivating. I can’t stop looking at it and I think my heart just started racing.
Sweet Auburn Bakery is located in Atlanta and I can’t believe I haven’t visited yet. I must correct that immediately. Oh and stack cakes just moved up on the to-bake list. Oh my. Oh! My!

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The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Look how adorable these two are. This book is from another Southern bakery and it makes me want to jump in the car and head straight to Savannah, GA to visit their charming shop. Turning the pages, each dessert is more tempting than the next. And there’s savories inside, too. Bacon Jam empanadas and the ham and cheese pastry puffs have my name all over them.

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Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book by Jake Godby, Sean Vahey and Paolo Lucchesi
Photographs by Frankie Frankeny

With ice cream flavors like Secret Breakfast, Rosemary’s Baby and Fat Elvis … and more than 300K twitter followers, I want to know more about this little ice cream shop in San Francisco. When they say ice cream with attitude, they mean it.

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Joy the Baker Cookbook by Joy Wilson

Oh Joy. Your book is a total biggie. I remember when we chatted at the book signing I had in Santa Monica and you were just starting it. Can you believe? Look at the amazingness you made. So happy for you! Oh… and those Baked Chili Cheese Fries… help me. P.S. Great arms!

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Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli
Photographs by Antonis Achilleos

With a title like that, how can you go wrong. Divided by vanilla cookies, double chocolate cookies, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, special cookies, family favorites, brownies and bars … milk is definitely mandatory.

11-marshmallow

Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever
Photographs by Leigh Beisch

I love this cover!!! Love it. I want to wallpaper my kitchen in it! All I know is marshmallows will be happening soon. I just need a better candy thermometer first and then look out.

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Pie it Forward by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Photographs by Tina Rupp

Pies, tarts, tortes and galettes. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Filled with tons of recipes and a passion to pie it forward, Gesine’s book should make any pie lover happy.

13-divvies

The Divvies Bakery Cookbook by Lori Sandler

I’ve had this book for a little while now and have meant to bake from it way before now. All the recipes are vegan and some are gluten free, too. If you have a need for egg, nut or dairy free, you might want to check it out. You can order online from them, too.

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The Cookiepedia by Stacy Adimando
Photographs by Tara Striano

An encyclopedia of cookies. Oh yes. Buttery, chocolaty, fancy, fruity, spicy and nutty cookies fill the pages of this super cute book. It lays flat, too. Love that.

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Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw
Photographs by Eric Wolfinger

I’ve baked from this book before but I couldn’t help showing it again. It’s really beautiful and one of the few books that I want to make almost everything inside. P.S. I have a recipe in the book, too. Fun!

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Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts by Mark and Michael Klebeck with Jess Thomson
Photographs by Scott Pitts

I didn’t make it to Top Pot Doughnuts when I was in Seattle, but hopefully I can fix that one day soon. I love cake doughnuts and old fashioned doughnuts. Okay, I love any doughnuts. Except filled. Can’t do filled so much.

17-macarons

Les Petits Macarons by Kathryn Gordon and Anne McBride
Photographs by Steve Legato

I love these little cookie confections. I’ve made them a couple of times, but not enough to feel confident with them, so I scooped up this cute book for inspiration.

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Push-Up Pops from Courtney Dial Whitmore
Photographs Kyle Dreier

Hey Courtney! Thanks for sending me your book. I have my push-up pop containers and I’m ready to go. Can’t wait to play with them.

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The Sugar Cube by Kir Jensen with Danielle Centoni
Photographs by Lisa Warninger

Twisted treats from the heart of this sweet little food cart in Portland. And yes, those are chocolate chips drizzed in caramel on top of that cupcake. This one looks like it will be fun to dive in to.

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Sugar Baby by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Photographs by Tina Rupp

This book is mostly about cooking with sugar instead of baking with it. Working on the stove instead of the oven. And yes, you can make your own rock candy at home. Super excited about that one. The recipes are divided by temperature so a good candy thermometer would be helpful.

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer
Photographs by Stacy Newgent

I love everything about this book. The topic, the design, the unique flavors, the way the ice cream recipes are photographed. And I would love it more if I owned an ice cream machine so I could make some too. In the meantime, I just read that Jeni started selling some of her flavors at The Fresh Market last week – Yay for us! And you can also order them online.

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Flour by Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson
Photographs by Keller + Keller

Spectacular recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery fill the pages of this mouth-watering book. Nutella tarts, chocolate brioche, and brown sugar popovers sound like a good place to start.

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Phew – That wasn’t as quick as I expected but I hope you enjoyed this sweet peek.

So, which book or books would you want to bake from first?

If you made it all the way to the end of this post, just answer that question here on the website and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift card so you can pick out a bunch of books to bake from – or anything else you’d rather get from their site.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, May 3rd at 6 p.m. ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winner announced below.

One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening.

Good luck guys!

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Oh my. That was fun. I really like reading what you guys like. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing with me. I picked the winner and the gift certificate is going to Dawn H! Yay! Looks like you will be able to bring a little bit of Tartine right to your own kitchen. Have fun shopping and deciding.

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3,843 comments on “Sweet Reads”

  1. I’m quite happy to say, I have quite a few books that are the same in your collection….but still, there are many many more I want to own from your list, such as the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. I just purchased my very first ice cream machine and haven’t make anything yet. This book would definitely help me to get started. :) Thank you so much for a chance to win….I’m keeping my fingers cross.

  2. Ooo…how to choose?? They all sound wonderful! Definitely SugarBaby…that looks very fun! Then Pioneer Woman’s new one. I love her first one! Can’t go wrong with her books!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I would have to choose Handheld Pies. Although all of them look great!

  4. So many to choose from, though I have had my eye on the Joy the baker cookbook for a while now!

  5. Milk and Cookies! I would love to make more cookies.

  6. Oh my the hand held pies look wonderful and so fun!!

  7. I’d love to bake from Handheld Pies!

  8. Pioneer woman. I love her chocolate cake recipe!

  9. I’d love to try The Back In the Day Bakery Cookbook….first. Quite a few of them look tempting.

  10. I’d start with something from Milk and Cookies, but my sisterr loves Marshmallows. I saw Back in the Day on Dave’s cookbook corner, and Ree sold her’s out there in just a few minutes and would love to peruse them. And I like only two kinds of pie: hot and cold:) What to choose, what to choose…

  11. I would totally try out that marshmallow book! It just looks so FUN and COLORFUL. Although knowing me I’d just make a mess of it!

  12. Wow! I’ve got more than 100 cookbooks but none of the above … I’d love to bake from Flour.

  13. I would pick “Sugar Baby” and cook something from it because it would make my wife happy!

  14. Tough choice. But I choose Milk and Cookies

  15. Ooh, hard to choose, but I think I’d like to check out Tartine Bread or Joy the Baker’s cookbook.

  16. Oh, my! Your bookstacks look like my bookstacks… I think I’d have to start with “Marshmallow Madness”, since that is one thing I haven’t made myself yet…

  17. Thanks for the awesome book reviews! Think I’ll forward this list on to my wonderful hubby before Christmas! As for what I’d start with: Home Baked Comfort, The CookiePedia, and Hand Held Pies. Thanks for this amazing Amazon giveaway!

  18. Well! I thought i had a lot of books..but I have NONE of the ones you just described!! I think the one I’d love to start with would have to be the macarons book. Macarons are so delicious but they are one of the things I have yet to try making.

  19. Start with Flour :-) The photos look soooo delicious!

  20. Joy the Baker…….a book that knows how to celebrate all that’s yummy!!!!

  21. I’d love to read Milk and Cookies! I own Flour by Joanne Chang and I LOVE that book. Highly recommend it!

  22. I think I would probably pick the Milk and Cookies cookbook. I love baking nice easy treats right now, because I have a preschooler and a toddler that usually don’t let me get much done.

  23. Push-up Pops looks and sounds like a cool and cute idea! I would love to learn more about these!

    A close second would be Tartine Bread. I have also been meaning to learn how to make homemade bread. Yum!

  24. Sugar Baby – it looks mind blowingly good, baby.

  25. How I’d love the Joy the Baker cookbook …

  26. Wow, I’ve got almost 100 cookbooks but none of the above!!! I’d love to bake from Flour !

  27. So many to choose from! Think I’d have to choose Marshmallow Madness first tho, because I’ve never made my own marshmallows before – love a new challange!

  28. Some ice creams, would be ok :)

  29. Joy the Baker Cookbook!

  30. Sugar Baby or Marshmellow Madness! They both look fun and colorful and I think my son and I would love the results of either :)

  31. cookiepedia and milk and cookies!

  32. Jenis Splendid Ice Creams Home. I love all ice creams :)

  33. I go to college at Ohio State, in Columbus where Jeni’s is located, and I would love to get her cookbook so I can make her ice creams even when I’m home for the summer.

  34. home baked comfort! or erm flour! or erm milk and cookies! spoilt for choice!

    :)

  35. The ice cream book looks amazing!

  36. This is a really tough decision to make, but if I absolutely HAD to choose one.. I’d start with Flour!

  37. I’ve been wanting “Flour” for months now. All of those treats look delicious!

  38. I’d bake from Flour first – everything in that snapshot looks DELICIOUS.

  39. Love milk and cookies but i adore back in the day cover!

  40. Sweet Auburn Desserts by Sonya Jones I think… it took me about 10 minutes to decide!

  41. All of them but if I have to pick one, I’ll say Sugarlicious!

  42. I would bake from Joy the Baker first, although I’ve also already requested Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream from the library, so… I guess it depends, if I’m more in the mood for cookies or ice cream!

  43. I can’t pick just one! I think it would have to be between Milk & Cookies or The Cookiepedia – I just love making cookies! But I also want to look at the ice cream books, and the pie books, and the push-up pop book… I love them all!

  44. I would love to bake from the Pie it Forward book. I’m a little terrified of pies but this book looks great!

  45. Sagur baby I <3 sagur

  46. My finace’ loves to bake so I’d love to get her any of these, but I think that Flour stands out the most to me. I’ve wanted to try them the next time I’m in Boston.

  47. hand forged doughnuts! i just love top pot

  48. So hard to choose just one to start with but I think it would have to be sugarbaby. I have been so into sugar lately. I’ve been trying to get into this pulled sugar class for months now.

  49. I have Joy the Baker’s book and LOVE IT!! Would love to get PW’s book though…I love her first one!

  50. Push-up pops! Yummiii!!!

  51. I’d have to say “Marshmallow Madness” for me. I tried a recipe from Martha Stewarts show a few years ago… Fudge covered marshmallows. They were the Christmas gift hit of the season.

  52. Push-up pops!! Yummiiii!!!

  53. I would love to read Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook!!! I saw her on Paula Deen’s show and I was interested on all the baked good Cheryl made!!

  54. Joy the Baker

  55. First, i would bake something out of Milk and cookies. Then al of the other books will follow :)

  56. Joy the Baker, Pioneer Woman, and Push Pops are all waiting for me to bake from them!

  57. I’d love Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream book. I had the pleasure of trying them at the Columbus, OH shop and it was so good!!!

  58. I would most definitely go with the Les Petits Macarons book. Ever since I studied abroad in Paris I have been craving these little gems and have desperately tried to recreate them with no real success. Maybe this book will finally do the trick for me!

  59. I would love to make something from Sugar Baby. I love making new and different desserts.

  60. Home baked comfort for sure!

  61. Milk and Cookies looks wonderful! How neat that it’s divided up by ingredients like that.

  62. WOWWWW these all look fantastic!! i’m gonna have to say handheld pies….just the name has me drooling!

  63. Oh definitely Joy The Baker and Hand Pies since I am a big fan of Ellen Silverman’s photography.

  64. I’d have to choose the adorable Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  65. I’d love to see you tackle something from the Top Pot book. I love their donuts so much, but I don’t live in Seattle anymore – if you tell me their recipes are delicious I might have to run out and buy it. =)

  66. i would pick Flour by Joane. just looking at the book makes me wanna eat it.
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  67. I would definitely like to first try baking the country loaf from the Tartine Bread cookbook, because the bread at their bakery is positively transcendent!

  68. I’ve had Sugar Cube and Pie it Forward on my Amazon wishlist for months now. Sugarbaby is an amazing book. So want to win, cookbooks are my obsession!

  69. Handheld Pies looks delicious! So does Joy the Baker, to be honest I would love any of those books!

  70. Start with Flour please :) Would love to get this book soon! I have the same problem, not enough space to keep my books. My books are stored in boxes (planning to move in a year or two, so I can move it easily) and the ones I wanted is always at the bottom.

  71. Pioneer Woman, Pies, and Donuts! Mmm…

  72. Tartine bread and Flour would be my sweet escape!

  73. I have the Jeni’s ice cream book, but haven’t used it yet! Must try it out this summer!

    Out of the books I don’t have, I would LOVE to get my hands on the Tartine Bakery book, and make their legendary pain au chocolat. Truly. Legendary. (I liked it more than their also legendary morning buns–is that blasphemous?)

  74. Marshmallow Madness would match my sweetness. ^-^* Then, Sugarlicious looks so cute and fun!

  75. The Cookiepedia! I love cookies and don’t bake them nearly enough. And, that sounds like a lovely cookbook.

  76. Oh my! So many books! So many recipes! I think The Sugar Cube would be fun to try out first. I’ve been trying to make/find a recipe that could be served with or incorporates my favorite ice cream (Ben and Jerry’s Late Night Snack) and that cupcake with the caramel drizzled potato chips makes an instant connection!
    My mother, on the other hand, would probably love it if I tried out recipes from Flour. Just the name of it would send her off the edge because she loves bread and pasta and anything that includes the word ‘dough’ in the recipe. Huh…that just got me thinking about her mother’s day present.
    All of those books will definitely ruin my hopes of cooking and baking a little healthier over the summer. Maybe there will be a recipe for cucumber pie in Pie it Forward?

  77. I have been dying to get my hands in the Home Baked Comfort cookbook!

  78. Most definitely “Handheld Pies”. Endless possibilities of bite sized yumminess!

  79. Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book!!

    Just bought the Kitchenaid ice-cream attachment :)

  80. They all look amazing but I think Flour is the first one on my list

  81. Very tough! I think I’d pick Pie It Forward, just because my boyfriend is not a cake guy, so I need to be able to make him something!

  82. I would choose the ice cream book first, I love ice, especially in summer time which is def. now!!!
    i need an ice cream immediately :-))

  83. I’d have to go with Pushup Pops – I just got some and I’m dying to get creative!

  84. I’ve been dying to make delicious macarons ever since I first fell in love with them nearly 10 years ago… so far, all efforts have failed. But I have a new stand mixer waiting for me at my parents’ house; that should help! So would the macaron book. :)

  85. “Handheld Pies” looks delightful! My little girls love to try any treat they can easily carry!

  86. I would love any of these books to add to my collection. I would say my top picks would be Tartine or The Sugar Cube!

  87. Sugar Baby! That is something that I have never even attempted and definitely caught my attention…especially the rock candy. My youngest son absolutely LOVES it. Just looking at this point made me hungry but it’s almost midnight here…no snacking this late for me :)

  88. Handheld Pies looks soooo good. Is there handheld pumpkin??

  89. The divvies cookbook!

  90. I love to start with The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day. i too loved the cover of Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever

  91. “Milk and cookies” – YUM!!!

  92. Ultimate Cookies. I love cookie decorating and this book looks like it has super cute and creative ideas.

  93. The Cookiepedia!
    I am a cookie addict and never know when to stop! Cookies to me are a necessary part of life’s everyday pleasures :-)

  94. I would say The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day. The cover is just so cute!

  95. “Pie it forward” combines puns and desserts!!

  96. I’d want to bake from Home Baked Comfort since it sounds like there are a variety of dessert recipes. (I already have Joy the Bakers and PW’s cookbooks.)

    My second choice would be Tartine. I just took an artisan bread making class so I’m eager to test out my new kneading and shaping skills.

  97. Pie it forward! How sweet just in time for summer!

  98. The marshmallow madness book is too cute for words! but the handheld pie is where I would start.

  99. I think I’d like to try the Tartine book. I always manage to mess up yeast, but I’d love to be able to tackle this challenge. There’s nothing like homemade bread.

  100. Wow, these sound like so much fun! I would like to find out what’s in The Divvies Bakery Cookbook. So allergy friendly! And seeing there are some gluten-free recipes made me do a double take. :)

  101. That Milk and Cookies book looks to die for!

  102. Oh I’d have to start with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home !! Ice cream is our weakness and I have heard such awesome things about her icecream techniques and recipes.
    Your stack of cookbooks just cries out for a rainy day, a never ending mug of perfect coffee and enough in-house ingredients to cook anything on a whim. :)

  103. Marshmallow Madness and Push-Up Pops!

  104. Milk & Cookies or Back in the Day. Those are already tops on my amazon list!

  105. My first thought is Handheld Pies. But if I won, I’d have to look at all of them again, so many awesome ones to choose from!

  106. I love ice cream so definitely one of those!

  107. I can see your dilemma, my mouth is watering! I think I would personally want to start with Milk and Cookies…something hopefully with a high success rate. However, the Flour book is a close one too. :P

  108. Ooooooh! God, I wish I could get my hands on that Push Up Pop book or even the handheld pies! I love anything mini not only because it’s so cute but it also usually feeds more people in a shorter amount of time!

  109. Pie it Forward for sure!

  110. There are so many great ones to choose from! I would have to go with Flour, The Pioneer Woman, Handheld Pies, Home Baked Comfort, or Pie it Forward. Good luck and keep us posted!

  111. I would say sugar cube but they all look wonderful.

  112. Sugar baby!! and Push up pops looks extremely interesting!! :D

  113. Flour by Joanne Chang. She has the same last name as my future hubby-to-be, so I’m sure the baked goods are as sweet as he is=)

  114. Ice cream is my definite go to so the obvious choice for me would be one of the ice cream books. Now to pick which one…

  115. So many great books and I was glad to see a few I already had but the ones that I would love to get and bake from would be. The Divvies Bakery, Milk & Cookies, The Back in the Day Bakery, Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts & Flour – These look AWESOME! and YOU rock too!

    Thanks for such great giveaways and great new nuggets of gold to looks for!

  116. i want them all.. I’m a total carb whore~ hehehe if i had to choose it’ll be flour!

  117. already have / am obsessed with Pioneer Woman #2! I would definitely get Milk & Cookies if I win the giveaway!! Thank you!! xoxox

  118. Flour. The eclair looks soooooooo good! Must try to make that! Yummy!

  119. I’m going to say Flour just because I have baked from it, and SO GOOOOOD. An old roommate used to work at Flour and I made her the maple scones a few times when she had a craving- she said they tasted JUST like the scones from the bakery. I’ve also made Joanne Chang’s apple cake from that book a few times- the recipe is ridiculous, it is almost an equal apple:batter ratio, and it comes out so good you want to cry (especially if you are me and pour caramel sauce over the top because you don’t know the meaning of “stop”).

  120. Pie it Forward…I LOVE pie :)

  121. I would start with Flour or Pie it Forward!

  122. The pioneer women! I keep hearing such great things…making me hungry ;)

  123. Definiely the Back in the Day Bakery for variety!

  124. I like the idea of Handheld Pies. There’s never enough crust to filling ratio for me in a slice of pie. My only worry is that they’d be gone in just one bite!

  125. Handheld Pies!!! I love pies, especially mini pies<3

  126. Already have The Pioneer Woman’s …but would love to have Hand Forged Doughnuts and Joy The Baker to try a few recipes.

  127. OH MY GOSH i love all of these!!!
    I’d love to bake from any of them, wow! I even tried making a list and it got too ridiculously long, basically I wrote every other book on the list.

    Definitely: pie it forward, the cookiepedia. top pot hand-forged doughnuts, les petits macarons, push up pops, the sugar cube, jeni’s splendid ice creams at home!

  128. Jeni’s Ice Creams – though I too need an ice cream maker ; )

  129. The Divvies Bakery Cookbook!! I love the fact that there is no dairy, nut or eggs! That way I can bake for some friends and family that have can’t have those in their baked goods.

  130. WOW- they all look fantastic! I’d say the push-up pops one, but I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to get the materials, so I’d cook with the Ice Cream one first. My dad & I have a shared obsession with ice cream, so that’d be fun to do together!

  131. I would pick the Pioneer Women cookbook. I love her and all of her recipes! I need to get her first book and second so I can stop printing every recipe from the interent.:)

  132. Lots of these look great, but Flour looks like it’s filled with tons of ooey gooey deliciousness!

  133. I’d have to go with that Marshmallow Madness, though the bread books also interest me :) Back in the Day looked kinda cute…but then there’s that cookie book….ohhhh, how to pick just one??? No wonder you need help deciding :)

  134. Marshmallow Madness- too pretty to pass up!

  135. Definitely Milk & Cookies! Thanks for a chance to win!

  136. I vote you start with Humphrey Slocombe. I live in SF and enjoy this amazing place as often as I can. The secret breakfast is so amazing, and I even made a cupcake inspired by it. Ps- I also own most of those books :)

  137. Tartine! I’m intimidated by yeast; maybe this would help me over the fear!

  138. My fave this year is “Sweet Creams and Sugar Cones” from the fantastic ladies at Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco! http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Cream-Sugar-Cones-Creamery/dp/1607741849

    Oh la la, indeed.

  139. Back in the day bakery would be my first choice, or maybe Pioneer Woman….do I really have to choose???? You’ve got too many awesome titles to choose from, no wonder you’re having a hard time deciding yourself!!!!

  140. I would love all of those! The cookbook I plan to buy next is Joy’s. It has such good reviews, so I can’t wait to get it!

  141. Please go for the les petits macarons.
    These are just delicious!
    Since not too easy to get them in the consistence they should be would also be great to get some tips for the others :)
    Love your blog so much!
    Warm regards from sunny Germany!

  142. I really, really want to pick up Joy’s cookbook. The first pie book and the cookie book sound amazing as well. I can’t wait to see what treats you end up making.

  143. Flour & joy the baker! Amazing.

  144. I want them all! But if I had to choose one to start off with, it would be Pioneer woman! I have the first book which I love! But I didn’t even know that she had another cookbook! Awesome possum!

  145. Goodness, so many! Definitely would loveee to check out Joy the Baker’s, Ree’s/ Pioneer Woman’s, and the Milk & Cookies books

  146. The Sugar Baby book looks AWESOME! So many teeth to rot and so little time :-)

  147. I would love to use the push up pops book to do something fun and different!!! :)

  148. Omg so many to choose from! I’m not big on marshmallows, but I’ve seen that book and it is so adorable! I would love to try some of the recipes on the doughnut or macaron book :)

  149. sugarlicious or sugar baby! but they all look amazing :)

  150. The Divvies Bakery Cookbook and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier!

  151. Would definitely have to go with the sweet auburn desserts. That cover is already making me drool!

  152. The sugar baby book looks so awesome! So many teeth to rot and so little time :-)

  153. WOW! I’d love to have all those cookbooks! But, if I had to pick one…it would be Hand-Forged Donuts.

  154. Oh my, I’ve been looking for good baking books. I would love the push-up pops book. It would be a great for my mom’s 50th birthday party since she wants to do something unique.

  155. I want to cook from Les Petits Macarons~! Something about small and cute things warms my heart.

  156. Tartine Bread. Amazing cookbook I pick it up eveytime I go to a bookstore. I would love to finally get it!!

  157. Gotta make me some Milk and Cookies!

  158. Milk and Cookies for sure! Who could resist?!

  159. My mouth is watering after reading (drooling) through this post! I would definitely start with milk and cookies, but les petits macarons is a close second!

  160. I would LOVE either of the ice cream books!

  161. The Back in the Day cookbook…with a cover like that, it HAS to be good stuff inside!!!

  162. You need to make Ree’s rigatoni and meatballs! Yum!

  163. The Marshmallow Madness book! Im heading to Amazon now to buy it, I cant wait!

  164. I think I would choose Pioneer Woman, because I know her recipes are so good. But if I wanted to try something new to me, I’d try Flour. Those are some yummy pictures on the cover of that book!

  165. I’d love to get The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.

  166. I’m a massive fan of Joy the Baker also! I’m eagerly awaiting my copy of her book to turn up. Her blog is amazing – a compilation of my two favourite bloggers would be sooo amazing!

  167. I am dying for Sugarlicious! I am a huge fan of her blog, and love the idea of turning food into crafts.

  168. Wow I would Love any or all of these But I think I would have to go with the marshmallow fun one. I think it could help add to my cake pops.

  169. Hand forged donuts:) what an amazing collection!

  170. Joy the baker! Love her blog.

  171. My sweet tooth says Petit Macarons but more realistic (at least in my cooking realm) it would be PW’s new book. I want them ALL if we are being honest!!!

  172. Handheld Pies! The best part of a pie is the crust, and handheld pies have a higher crust-to-filling ratio. That’s my nerdy rationale.

  173. Handheld Pies looks so cute! I love how teensie tiny they are.

  174. Home Baked Comfort looked like it would have a lot of classic, yummy desserts!

  175. The Pioneer Woman of course!! Love her!!

  176. The book about doughnuts looks AMAZING!

  177. I love all of these, but I think I’ll buy Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer so I can use my ice cream maker!

  178. Wow, so many of them sound amazing! I think Les Petits Macarons since I’m doing a wedding dessert table this weekend and could really use some macarons on the menu! Thanks for this great update!

  179. I would pick the tartine bread, like you I have been wanting to branch out into more breads and the cover looks amazing

  180. I would love the handheld pies book!

  181. Sugar baby definitely, I own a few of them, Joy the baker is an awesome book

  182. This is A tough choice! i love cook books expecially when it comes to sweets! I am thinking the Sugarbaby to start because of the rock candys.

  183. As I have the Pioneer Woman cookbook on my counter that will have to be my pick…but I do love Joy the Baker.

  184. Handheld Pies is just calling out to me. Mmmm pies.

  185. I might have to get The Divvies Bakery Cookbook tomorrow when I go to the bookstore! I love to bake for my boyfriend’s family functions, but some of his extended family is vegan so I always feel a little bit guilty that they can’t have any.

  186. I’d love to bake and review my way through all OR any of the books you ‘ve listed with the exception of the cookie encyclopedia–enjoyed that one earlier in the year!

  187. I really want to make some macarons! they looks delicious!

  188. Push-up pops look really cool – I’ve never heard of them. Where can you find those containers? All these cookbooks are making me hungry!

  189. Top Pot Hand Forged Doughnuts!

    They all look good (let’s be honest) but I just can’t stop thinking about the doughnut deliciousness on that cover!!

  190. The first one I’m cooking from is Ree’s – I got it a few weeks ago and have been so busy preparing to bake for a wedding that I haven’t gotten to yet

  191. Definitely Humphry Slocombe’s book. My life had never been the same since their ice cream first touched my tongue!

  192. I’d love to have them all but Milk & Cookies are what I’m in the mood of at the moment so that would be the first one that I’d order if I’d be the lucky winner.

  193. I visited Flour 3 times when I went to Boston last year, so definitely “Flour”!

  194. Les petits macarons…I have been itching to make macarons but too intimidated.

  195. Oh gosh! I wouldn’t know where to start! I’d have to finish your cakepop book first, then I’d probably do push up pops. :) I like to stay “poppy”. ;)

  196. I never even got Ree’s FIRST cookbook, I’m dying to try the second!

  197. Great set of cookbooks! I’d want to start baking first from flour – have heard such amazing things about that cookbook!

  198. That Sugarbaby book looks like it’s right up my alley! Thank you Bakerella! You rock!!!!

  199. Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts, please!

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