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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.

Giveaway sponsored by me.

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3,843 comments on “Sweet Reads”

  1. Home Baked Comfort or Sugar Cube – how fun!

  2. I’d go for Milk & Cookies first. I can’t resist a delicious cookie!!!

  3. I would start with “Flour.” They all look good but the photos on the cover of that one are making my mouth water!

  4. I just got an ice cream maker so I’d love to try the Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book!

  5. Definitely the Push-Up Pops. They will be perfect for Teacher Appreciation luncheons.

  6. wow so many choices and they all look like great reads – i’d opt to try the Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book , we love making homeade ice cream!

  7. Oh my gosh, I want the Marshmallow Madness book! I always make my own marshmallows and that looks just scrumptious – maple bacon marshmallows?? Who would have thunk it?


  8. Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford

  9. Oh gosh. All of those cookbooks look amazing! I’d try Joy the Baker since her blog recipes are pretty outstanding and I’m sure the book is just as great.

  10. Oh my gosh – I was scrolling through your post thinking that my wallet was definitely going to be abused here pretty soon. So much for me wondering what cookbooks to get next!
    I would probably go for “The Divvies Bakery Cookbook.” I’m only-yogurt-away-from-being-a-vegan, and I have special dietary considerations, so it looks like I could have some fun with it! :)

  11. I have to go with SugarBaby – – just love the humor and great advice.

  12. i would try “Les petits macarons” but it’s a difficult decision I would try them all

  13. I am most intrigued with the pushup pops book. I really don’t think you can go wrong though.

  14. Pioneer Woman – I have watched, read, and cooked up many of her recipes. Joy the Baker is my second choice, I appreciate her her uniqueness that I read through her blog.

  15. Oops was too excited and forgot my email address in the last post.

    I would love to try Jeni’s splendid ice cream and milk & cookies and home baked comfort and ….I can’t stop!!! You make me want to buy these books too!!!

  16. Wow this is really a tough choice to make since they all sound great. I have 2 of the books already. I think I’d have to start with Sugarbaby. I love candy and those pictured take me back to my youth. That said though, I think any of them would be great.

    Amazon loves me and thanks to this post they’re gonna love me even more!

  17. I would love to try Jeni’s splendid ice cream and milk & cookies and home baked comfort and ….I can’t stop!!! You make me want to buy these books too!!!

  18. I would definitely want the Petite Macaroon book b/c I can’t get enough of them. Also a Pie in the Hand. I don’t own any of these, so thanks for the list to start my collection

  19. marshmallow madness~!

  20. The Pioneer Woman — can’t go wrong there.

  21. Joy the Baker! I’ve been following her for years. Love her!

  22. Thanks again for your posts!
    #1] The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond
    #2] Joy the baker
    #3] Push-up-pops look quite interesting too!
    Too many good ones to try :)

  23. I think I’d want to start with “Marshmallow Madness” because it is something that’s very different, – that I’ve never dabbled in before. The variety of marshmallow shapes and colors on the cover peak quite the interest!

  24. That is a hard one!! I think it would be a toss-up between Handheld Pies and Milk and Cookies!!
    What a lovely collection!

  25. wow- hard to choose- what great looking books and photographs! ! I am alwasys on the lookout for dairy free sicne I have a dairy allergy- so the Divves bakery one for me, but there are several more certainly on my list :)

  26. You are amazing! The pioneer woman but cookies and milk is sure making it difficult. They all look like amazing books. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Handheld Pies and Pie it Forward. And after that, Pioneer Woman, she never disappoints.

  28. The Divvies!!! All look so yummy!!! Can’t wait to start!!!

  29. I have always wanted to try making marshmallows so Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever sounds wonderful to me! I love your blog!

  30. I’d go with Home-Baked Comfort as a first choice, but I was also hooked in with Tartine Bread, because it scares me a little bit, too – I think we should both go for it, though!

  31. Marshmallow madness for sure!

  32. This looks like a great collection of cookbooks, it’s hard to choose. I think I’d have to go with the push pops because I’ve been dying to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  33. I would have to choose Pie It Forward………pies are my next project! Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win a great prize!

  34. I think I would have to start with Sugarlicious – it just looks so fun & colorful!

  35. Sweet Auburn Delights! Those cakes look amazing!

  36. I think you should do what you feel because then you get your best results. I am also afraid of breads with yeast so i started a friendship bread. my daughter and i made your pandas and went on to make pink pandas,grizzly bears, and polar bears so no matter what you decide we will love it.

  37. Its hard to pick just one! But if I muuuust, I would say the ‘Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. It calls to me!

  38. So hard to choose! I was at B&N the other day, reading through a huge stack of cookbooks, and many of those were in my pile. I’d have to say Back in the Day is the one I’d start with.

  39. Such a great resource, thank you! I have been meaning to get the Pioneer Woman cookbook, and now I have so many more to add to my list!

  40. Pioneer Woman!

  41. I have a couple of these books, but Sugar Baby is not one of them.

  42. I would make rock candy for my kids from the cook book Sugar Baby. I am not sure they have ever had it and it reminds me of summer vacations when I was a kid.

  43. Definitely I would start with the Handheld Pies! Then The Pioneer Woman Cooks! It would be hard to choose where to start. Thank you, thank you for reviewing these. What a great way to let all your readers know what’s out there!

  44. Think I’d start with “Flour” because I’d like to explore the mysteries and wonder of using flour CORRECTLY. I try, but am not well-versed YET.

  45. Marshmallow Madness!!! They look tasty and fun. Add chocolate even better!

  46. Joy the Baker’s–I love reading her beautiful posts!

  47. Pushup pops! Especially with summertime on the way ^_^

  48. Oh my goodness. Coffee is brewing, reading this blog this morning… where to start?! I would definately start with FLOUR. From there I would go to Sugar Cube and would work my way thru each one, closing my eyes to choose and just grabbing the third fourth and fifth. and on and on. Thank you for shoing this selection of books which I too love to read thru. I used tothink my sister was crazy, reading cookbooks but what a change of heart I have had reading thru so many already and ready for more! Thanks SO much! Deborah

  49. It is a really hard choice! I have a few of your great reads, but I don’t have Home Baked Comforts and I think that would be my first pick! Thank you for sharing your cookbooks. I have a weakness for all cookbooks, but especially baking ones!!

  50. Hand Held Pies. Love cute highly decorated things, but it’s not really my thing. I like the rustic quality this book seems to have.

  51. Sweet Auburn Desserts looks amazing… but my son’s been after me to make homemade doughnuts, so the Top Pot book is tempting too!

  52. Back in the Day, please, love the cover!

  53. i just found out that i can buy pretty awesome macarons in berlin, germany (where i live) and that i lovelovelove them – i’m going on a selfmade-macaron-adventure soon. so i’d have to go with the macaron-book – it looks amazing!

  54. Sugarlicious!!! I am totally obsessed with flamingos and garden gnomes right now so I really want to make that cutie-pie cake on the cover! And I think I need all of these (except the PW- have that one!) so I really need to win that gift card!!!

  55. Hand forged doughnuts! I have been itching to make doughnuts :+)

  56. So many good books! It’s like torture!

  57. I would love to see the Hand forged donuts. They look insanely delicious.

  58. Wow… that’s a hard one. I think the Boston Flour book would be at the top of my list. I’ve tried a few treats that my coworker made from that book, and they were amazing!!

  59. too many to choose from! Joy the Baker? Or Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home maybe?

  60. I`m a sucker for milk and cookies, but hand-held pies look amazing too!

  61. ultimate cookies,,,wow

  62. Gorgeous books – how do you choose where to start? Something really charmed me about The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. I’d love to dive in there first.

  63. Pushup Pops. They look amazing.

  64. I would start with the Pioneer Woman Cooks. Followed by Marshmallow Madness and then the Back in the day Bakery Cookbook. Really, who am I kidding I would relish them all!

  65. Les Petits Macarons…..I am fascinated with these little treats. I think it’s possible to get very creative with combinations of flavors…..Go for it!

  66. Pie it Forward! I am going to try these soon! They look scrumptious!!

  67. Definitely Flour and I just love The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. Love your website.

  68. Les Petites Macarons! Just can’t resist those pretty Macarons in all those colors. Saw this book in Anthropologie a few weeks ago and ended up sitting and leafing through while I waited for a friend. So lovely!

  69. Home Baked Comfort… a must have in my kitchen!

  70. I would start with push up pops. so yummy and cool.

  71. Back in the Day Bakery has been on my list for a while, so I’ll start there.

  72. Difficult to choose, but make some donuts!

  73. I would like Push-up Pops. They look fun and it is something new to try.

  74. OMG, this is a hard one because all of the book look great. I would have to say that the one I want to go out and purchase is the “Sweet Auburn Desserts” so that would have to be my favorite.

  75. I just ordered Marshmallow Madness & Pie it Forward from Amazon! Can wait to try both this weekend!!!!

  76. They all look great but I think I was most interested in The Sugar Cube or Flour

  77. I have “back in the day cookbook” on my Pinterest wish lish.
    But there are several I really want!

    I need to know the secret thou of all this bakery on not putting on unwelcomed pounds.

  78. I have an ice cream maker – would love Jeni’s ice cream book!

  79. I will bake from Back in the day bakery cookbook!!! Everything looks soooo yummy!!! I love books anyway, i will be happy with any of those selections :)

  80. I like the look of the Milk and Cookies book. All that chocolate in the cups, plus the peanut butter, two of my favorite things mmmm.

  81. Pushup pops…. Very creative! I would love those and the sugarlicious book . My kids would love it.

  82. Definitely Hand Forged Donuts! Btw bakerella, even your photos of books are gorgeous!

  83. I’d love to win the Joy the Baker cookbook!

  84. It would have to be “Sweet Auburn Desserts” since I own that one. But they all look scrumptious, will have to wait for the grandkids next visit. Thank you for starting my day off so sweetly.

  85. Push-up Pops! Yes, please!

  86. I would like to bake from Sugarlicious.

  87. Suagrlicious and sugarbaby would be fun with my girls. But us pushup pops…. Those sound really interesting!

  88. I would have to start with Hand Forged Doughnuts….that cake doughnut looks absolutely amazing!!!

  89. I have almost all these books too! Glad to see I’m not the only one who loves to cook & loves cookbooks.

    I’d love to see something made from the Sweet Auburn Desserts cookbook. The stacked cakes dessert intrigues me. This is one book I don’t – yet – have. If I win, that will be one of my first purchases.

  90. Handheld pies look adorable, and they are just that much easier to pick up and eat!

    The jars look great too. I think I need to find me some jars to bake in too.

  91. Hmmm…I think I’d bake from the Marshmallow Madness book first! I’ve been seen it a lot lately on the blogs I follow. Plus, you’re right, the cover is quite appealing! Thanks for the great giveaway Angie :)

  92. “Milk & Cookies” seems to be calling my name. I know that cookies can be sometimes old fashion, but I’m a sucker for new recipes of my favourites!

  93. Milk & Cookies! Ooooooooh YUM!!

  94. I´ve baked soo much these past months: pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, cake pops (I LOVE your book btw), you name it… I would really appreciate Jeni´s Splendid ice creams @home for the upcoming season!

  95. Tough choice…. I would go with the Pie it Forward book because pies have always been my downfall. Getting that crust rolled out and made pretty has been a downfall for me so a book for guidance may be the key! Love you!!

  96. I just ordered Marshmallow Madness. I can’t wait to get it!

  97. I really likes Sugarlicious!

  98. Oh My…they all look good! I would love to be able to make bread…so maybe Tartine Bread…or maybe Flour…or no maybe Cookiepedia…..honestly I’m not sure…I LOVE cookbooks! Is it possible to be addicted to cookbooks??? LOL

  99. Push up pops look great!

  100. Wow, you’ve managed to assemble a great selection of cookbooks! It’s hard to pick but if I must I’d probably go with Humphrey Slocombe ice-cream. I plan on putting my ice cream maker to work this summer!

  101. My friend and I were just discussing making pies in muffin tins, so I would start with the “Handheld Pies” book.

  102. You scream, I scream , we all scream for Ice Cream!!!!!!!!

  103. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at Home– I live less than 60 miles from Columbus, and I go to Jeni’s whenever I am able to go! I’ve tried most of the flavors, too. I can’t imagine how awesome it would be to make the ice cream at home!

  104. I would start with the The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook!! Everything looks so good, but also simple.

  105. They all look wonderful but “handheld pies” seems right with summer just around the corner

  106. Oh my! I am jealous! I’d love to cook from the push pops cookbook or pie it forward or really any of them! I will tell you the cinnamon rolls/sticky buns from Flour are spectacular and super easy to make (just take a long time to rise)! Definately worth making though!

  107. The Cookiepedia! I’m a cookie girl at heart, and I would love to dive into some of the don’t-ruin-a-good-thing classics. :)

  108. Handheld Pies for sure…love anything mini & so do my kids.

  109. I want to cook from “Flour”, “The Pioneer Woman Cooks”, or “Milk and Cookies”. :)

  110. They all look so good! Macarons always tend to give me trouble, so maybe the Les Petite Macarons would help me get the upper hand. I’m so jealous of all the cookbooks you have!

  111. I like them all but if I have to choose, I would like Joy the Baker.

  112. I am a fan of homemade marshmallows, so I would love to try “Marshmallow Madness”.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  113. The marshmallow book looks like so much fun

  114. I was going to say Ree’s new cookbook since I already have her first cookbook, but that Milk & Cookies book is calling to me! I am in a cookie mood! :-)

  115. pie it forward!!

  116. I would to get Joy the Baker’s cookbook. All of the recipes sound amazing and she has both the sweet and savory covered! Makes me hungry just thinking about it…

  117. I have Ree’s newest cookbook I’ve been making my way through…it’s awesome! I think the ice cream books would be my second choice to cook from.

  118. Ok in no random order I would love to back from first the following:
    Pioneer Woman Food from my Fronteir- ok this would be on the very top of the list, I love her food and her blog.
    Marshmellow Madness- the cover is very sweet and the recipes would be fun to make.
    Sugarlious- I’m a teachers aid at the pre primary so I could see myself making some of these treats with the kids.
    Finally Milk and Cookies- my daughters love cookies so this would be a good book for them to read through and choose their favourites.

  119. My vote goes to Handheld Pies!

  120. would love to try recipes from the Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook as well as the Milk And Cookies book.

  121. Pick something from FLOUR! I use her banana bread recipe, ripped out of food and wine. It’s my favorite, makes 2 plus 2 baby loafs:)

  122. Les petits macarons by Kathryn Gordon and Anne McBride!

  123. Hand held pies! yummy!

  124. I can’t stop looking at all the beautiful pictures! I don’t know if I could pick just one but if I had to, I’d say the pie book!

  125. I have not mastered pies yet and I really need to devote more time to them so I think the idea of handheld pies or pie it forward would be a great challenge to me and great fun and of course everyone from work would love it when I bring in the creations I make, good or bad.

  126. I would have to start with “Tartine Bread”, then move on to the “Handheld Pies” and end with the “Hand-Forged Doughnuts”. I love crusts and bread.

  127. Ultimate cookies looks super fun definately going to search for this book to purchase! Also the push pops one doesnt look so bad

  128. Sugarlicious looks like a blast!

  129. As I was reading this post, I was already making my list for Amazon, not knwoing your surprise at the end. I wrote down 15 of them! But to pick one for now I’d say the Tartine book for my hubby. We both love to bake but he’s the bread man. Pioneer Woman is an overall good one to have too. As always thanks for sharing!

  130. They all look amazing, but I would probably choose one of the ice cream ones–and go home for the weekend and make them with my dad! He got an ice cream machine and it’s always fun to create something with him.

  131. Sweet Auburn Desserts! The stacked cake on the right hand side with what looks like a maple glaze looks insanely delicious! You can and will rock out any of these cookbook recipes!! :)

  132. Les Petits Macarons
    I recently had my first one in Las Vegas and it was so yummy!

  133. I will love to cook some craf cookies and marshmallow madness for my princess party this month, it will be fun just to treat little princess with crafted cookies to take home and swirl marshmallow pops! It pop my mind!!! Thx for sharing.

  134. Sugar Baby! Super intimidated to try playing with sugar, but dying to learn how!

  135. Flour. I must go there every time I’m in Boston and I walk away with at least 4 treats when I only need 1. Joanne is an excellent baker!

  136. I also have the handheld pies cookbook and haven’t dug into it yet! I also really want the Joy the Baker cookbook, I’ve heard such great things!

  137. I am picking “Hand Held Pies”. – I love little pies, especially the ones you can pick up in your hand and eat in a couple of bites.

  138. How do I choose!! I would love to have the Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook!

  139. handheld pies! something about mini pies just calls to me!

  140. Ultimate cookies. I like to challenge myself and try to make at least one of those amazing cookies.

  141. So I had that moment where as I would read each title, I’d go “Ooo, I’m going to recommend that one” until I read the next. Over and over. If I had to make a recommendation though I would go with Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.

    It’ll have whatever style of baked good you want (I’m guessing) and I’m all for sweet and simple. :)

  142. i’ve been dying for an ice cream maker, or maybe even just the ice cream attachments to my kitchenaid. would LOVE to try jeni’s ice cream recipe book!

  143. I would love to read the Flour bakery book because I am moving to Boston in a few months and want to add this bakery to my must-visit list! Thank you for this giveaway!!!

  144. Home baked comfort… the name just says it all :D

  145. Handheld Pies and Joy the Baker would be the first two I would pick. I have the Sweet Auburn one and love it and yes you should visit me (oops, I mean it) in Atlanta.

  146. Handheld Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton. Just looking at the few pix posted, I can so see my 6 year old, Sofia, munching on a pie in the garden.

  147. I choose the Push-up Pops. Interesting.

  148. The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook! It looks very cool! Thank you!!

  149. Marshmallow madness, please!!!

  150. The Williams Sonoma Home Baked Comfort. I remember you baking from their recipe book and it made me really, really want to buy it! It’s on my list of “To Purchase” recipe books!!

  151. Oh, for me it just has to be Handheld Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton. The gorgeous sweet pies from the cover first!

    My mouth is already watering …

  152. Push up pops – I think my kids would soooooo love the idea!!!

  153. I think Hand Held Pies looks like a fun and tasty idea!

  154. Pie it Forward Please!!

  155. The Sugar Cube! Baked treats from a pink van!? Adorable!!

  156. I would love any of these books, but “The Divvies Bakery Cookbook” sounds really good!

  157. The Pioneer Woman’s. I have her first book, and just have to try the new one!

  158. “Marshmallow Madness” catches my eye! I’ve yet to master these confections despite repeated attempts.

  159. ultimate Cookies! Would love to see what you would make from there!

  160. I must admit I thought of the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer, for my Grandparents, because they just got an electric Ice cream maker for my Grandfather’s 86th birthday and soon after made ice cream their 65th Anniversary. They took the homemade ice cream to the Y to share with their buddies in celebration. I would like to give them this book to widen their options so they will make more ice cream celebratory moments that much more flavorful. I also enjoyed that you had The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier by Ree Drummond, for my mother in law for Mother’s Day this year. She’s been hinting a lot for a new book and I have been researching this one online this week. I love Amazon for letting me take a sneak peek inside. HOWEVER, for me? I have a joy for the french culture and baking, of course, so I would love to pick up Les Petits Macarons by Kathryn Gordon and Anne McBride. This is an adorable collaboration pastry book I would love to sink my teeth into. Thank you for this sweet chance to win a 150.00 gift card to Amazon so that I can pick up all three. I already was inspired to make Cake Pops from your book I found and bought at Christmas last year. I have so much fun making cake pops, and reading your blog. I can’t wait to see what I can do with those macarons.

  161. My daughter and I would start with Sugarlicious!

  162. Oh my gosh.. I feel like I am slipping since I collect cookbooks and do not have any of these. I want them all..

  163. I love my breads so Tartine Bread gets my vote

  164. I want to give the Pushup Pops book a try. I have seen the containers and would love to make some.

  165. Hand Forged Donuts! I could eat a donut any time of the day! Yummy!

  166. Milk and Cookies — best combination by far!

  167. The Divvies Bakery Cookbook by Lori Sandler

    I’m partial to this one because I have several friends whose kids have egg and dairy allergies. I’m always looking for new treats I can make them.

  168. Les Petits Macarons, I saw this in Barnes and noble one day but couldn’t pick it up because I had went over my limit in book cash. I definitely do plan on picking this book up someday.

  169. So many to choose from! I’d love to read Joy The Baker’s Cookbook, and Milk & Cookies and the Ultimate Cookie book!

  170. The Back in the Day Cookbook, looks so cute!!

  171. Sugarlicious! I need recipes that, “kids can make too.”

  172. Push Pops looks so fun and different! I would have to start with that one, to make something new and yummy would be exciting!

  173. The Sugar Cube – the cupcake on the cover with the chips in it just looks too dang delicious!

  174. Handheld pies looks yummy!
    Whereas sugar baby might be quite interesting!

  175. The Divvie’s Bakery Cookbook – my nephew has a severe dairy allergy and they will be visiting in a few weeks for my son’s graduation. It would be wonderful to have treats everyone can enjoy. Oh! And as it’s only about 30 minutes from my house, I’m headed to Sweet Auburn Bread Co as soon as possible: they serve breakfast!

  176. Do I really have to choose just one? Come on, they all look perfect!. I guess I woulg go with Milk & Cookies, then. I just looooooove cookies…

  177. I’d have to start with the Back in the Day Bakery book. The cover is just so quirky and appealing – makes me smile!

  178. Tartine Bread! Love the smell of freshly baked bread!

  179. Has to be milk and cookies!!! I’m studying for my finals right now, and have been craaaaaaaaaaaving home baked cookies but i don’t have the time to go searching for a recipe!!! Home Baked Comfort also looks appropriate right now!! :) Love your blog!! <3

  180. I have been eyeing the Push Up Pops book for some time now. I’d love to get it!

  181. Wow! I would love all of the cookbooks but will definitely be getting The Pioneer Woman’s book. I love her first one. I have also tried and failed at macaroons a few times and am hoping Les Petits Macarons will help on my mission to make the perfect ones. Thanks!

  182. def the Jeni’s ice cream…just bought it and have yet to try it. She seems to have the answers to my common problems when i make homemade ice cream.

  183. Definitely the ice cream one! It’s almost summer. <3

  184. I would have said Joy the Baker’s cookbook 5 minutes ago, but after looking at the cover of the Flour cookbook, those treats really pulled me in!

  185. My favorite would be the Milk and Cookies! Gotta love them!

  186. Oh gosh, they all look amazing. I think I’d start with Flour or Homebaked Comfort or PW or….. Thanks Bakerella!

  187. I’d start with Handheld Pies. Then the Marshmallow Madness (because those marshmallows are cute and I ALWAYS forget to buy marshmallows at the store). Then Milk and Cookies.

    Thanks Bakerella!

  188. I love Flour so start there. Her pastry is amazing and I regularly stop in for lemon tarts. And the homemade pop tarts are delish!

  189. Definitely the doughnuts or pioneer woman!! YUM!!!!

  190. Has to be ultimate cookies please……….so creative and attractive

  191. Flour, and Joy the baker and The Cookiepedia!

  192. They all look great! Since I already own Ree’s book I’d have to go with The Cookiepedia because I love baking cookies. Thanks for the giveaway!

  193. Handheld Pies would be my choice. Your cookbooks are beautiful.

  194. Has to be Ultimate cookies…….stunningly beautiful and a great stress reliever.

  195. Sugar Baby – I’ve always wanted to work with sugar!

  196. I would pick the Flour cookbook. I’ve heard great things about it!

  197. I would go with the Pie book as pie is my favorite.

  198. Tartine Bread–I’m a bread junkie!

  199. The Sugar Cube looks like a good book to start with…..tough decision….all the books have some yummy recipes!

  200. Handheld Pies! We’ve had unseasonally cold and rainy weather here in London for what seems like forever, and these cute little pies would really help to cheer things up.

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