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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cookbook Review: 400 Sensational Cookies

Just in time for the upcoming flurry of Christmas cookie baking, I received a review copy of award-winning cookbook author Linda Amendt's new book, 400 Sensational Cookies.

This fantastic book is chock-full of wonderful recipes for every kind of cookie imaginable, including hand-shaped, drop, rolled cutout, slice and bake, and special fancy cookies. There is even an entire section dedicated to America's favorite cookie, the chocolate chip, with several delicious variations! Ms. Amendt also includes valuable information on cookie baking and tools, choosing the right ingredients, and tips for baking the perfect cookie.

Just like Ms. Amendt's previous two cookbooks, Blue Ribbon Preserves: Secrets to Award-Winning Jams, Jellies, Marmalades and More, and 175 Best Jams, Jellies, Marmalades and Other Soft Spreads, her newest cookbook is a nicely-executed and extremely thorough volume with well-written recipes suitable for home cooks of all skill levels. If you love to bake cookies and want a great new cook book, "400 Sensational Cookies" is the book for you.

As a thank you to all my readers, I am giving away my review copy of 400 Sensational Cookies just in time for Christmas cookie baking! The contest begins (Dec. 9th) and runs through Wednesday, December 16th at 5:00 pm. The winner will be chosen by me (using random and will be announced Thursday, December 17th. You can enter up to 6 times- here's how:
  • Blog about the giveaway, proving a link back to this article, then e-mail me a link to your post.
  • Tweet about the contest (DM me so I will know you did) and don't forget to follow me on Twitter (plhawkins247).
  • Leave a comment and your contact info. on my blog
  • Sign up to follow my blog.
  • Post a comment and your contact info. on my Examiner page
  • Subscribe to my Examiner page.

* Bonus entry- If you are a member of Half Hour, send me a "shout". My user name is plhawkins247. Not a member? Sign up today- it's free!

Have Fun and Good Luck!

Review copy of 400 Sensational Cookies courtesy of Linda J. Amendt and Robert Rose publishing, September 2009, Softcover/$24.95. This is not a paid product endorsement.

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waylandcook said... I did a blog post on your giveaway. :P

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Great giveaway!

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cbprice said...

Is this an okay please to leave a comment to win the cookie book? I would love some new cookie ideas!


Tiffany said...

Ooh, I would love to win this! I would give it to my cookie baking sis for Christmas!!
I hope this counts for an entry! {grin}

Tiffany said...

I am following you now, too! You have an awesome site!

Megan May said...

I would love to have this! I am a cookie baking junkie :)

Megan May said...

I signed up to follow your blog.

Allison said...

This book looks fantastic!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
ahartup at yahoo dot com

Wedding Diplomat said...

cookies! yum yum

Elizabeth said...

I would love this book!

Maura said...

I love to bake cookies that this book looks like it would make a great addition to my collection!

Christina said...

I need some new cookie ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!

Charmed Life said...

Wonderful giveaway. Make my mouth water just looking at the cover of this book.

Emily said...

Would love this cookbook!! Always looking for delicious cookie recipes!! They are my favorite :)

Grace said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I am quite challenged in the area of baking so this would be great if I won it!

Grace said...

I twittered about your giveaway but I don't know how to DM you (sorry new to this whole thing, I am technically challenged!)

Lori said...

Thanks for the chance!! I love cookies!

SKI said...

I don't dare go near an oven after several unfortunate incidents but I have a friend that would love to have this book - thanks!

chilly said...

Great, love cookies and maybe love them to much! lol

Great give away.
Blogged about and followed, subscribed, twittered and all that good stuff. But I can't DM you because no link there to do so. Have fun!

chilly_ or nydog
nydog @ yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Cookies! I make loads of Christmas cookies, and need new recipes. Thanks!

Kristin said...

Oh, i love it!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

what a fun giveaway. thanks so much!

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Anonymous said...

Baking cookies is one of the most relaxing things I do! This cookbook would be great to learn new styles of cookies and to share with my kids (when I have them!). :)

THE Renegade List said...

love to bake cookies!

Kaitlin said...

Oh, so many cookies! Thanks for posting.

Emily said...

My good friend is cookie obsessed! This would make such a great gift for her bridal shower! Thank you!

Teiva said...

That is a really fun give away. I LOVE cookies!


Ladytink_534 said...

I love to bake and cookies are my favorites!


Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower

Motley Made said...

would love to win this! motleymade (at)

greenTXmom said...

I am following your blog! :)

greenTXmom said...

What a great give away for this time of year!

Marta said...

I love baking cookies! :)

theoneredhead said...

What delicious looking holiday cookies!

~Miss Judy Bloom~ said...

Yay! I love cookies!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Great giveaway!

Cyndy said...

This book looks like great fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Would love this... These cookies look delicious!

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

kelsea said...

i would love to win this for my mom! happy holidays!

Heidi said...

I would love to win the sensational cookie book. Thanks!

DEBIJOT said...

Cookies are my favorite thing to bake. Thanks

DEBIJOT said...

blog follower

ellcee said...

delicious blog!

thank you for the giveaway

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Sarah Mac said...

Sounds like a yummy cookbook!


Mona said...

Great giveaway. Please count me in.
monamhassan at hotmail dot com

Janet said...

This looks great! I would love to have this cookbook and try these receipes.

Sarah Lynne said...

Great Giveaway!!

Sarah Lynne said...

I am a subscriber!!!

mcivey said...

Would love to give this to my mom for Christmas!!

Amanda said...

Oh such a lovely gift to give away I would love to win this for a gift for my mom!!! I really enjoy this blog very nice.Thank you and good luck everyone.

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