Cookies for GrownUps Cookbook – Flavors that Satisfy the Adult Palate
Savory cookies and a-little-less-sweet cookies are great as appetizers or desserts. Start new conversations as your guests arrive; offer cookies for grownups with coffee and tea or wine and cocktails. Place cookies for grownups around your gathering after a meal as a palate pleaser; traditional desserts can seem too much. Share cookies for grownups with colleagues at work and demonstrative your creative culinary personality.
Let's create new holiday traditions with a focus on flavor, family and friends.
Welcoming Guests or a Night In
Milk chocolate, habanero and orange
Cheddar and Provolone, kalamata olive, peperoncini and salami
Pistachios, cacao nibs and crystallized ginger
Cornmeal, cream cheese and jalapeno
Peanuts, dried chili and fresh cilantro
Satisfying Ending to a Meal
Blackberry, yogurt, cinnamon and sugar
Bittersweet chocolate and fresh thyme
Pink grapefruit and poppy seed
Buttermilk, maple syrup and bacon
Coconut, white chocolate and pistachios
Sharing at Work or Anytime
Caramelized pear, crystallized ginger and walnut
Coconut, dark chocolate and almond
Banana, brown sugar, lemon and pecan
Egg noodle, cream, Parmesan, pecan and nutmeg
A Flavor Tango
Cornmeal, lemon and cayenne pepper
Cookies for Grown-Ups Reviews
Nancy Olson, Pastry Chef, Gramercy Tavern, New York City. "Ms. Cooper's inventive names and unique flavor combinations beckon us to dive into her book and begin baking. her recipes are a map to a baking adventure as rewarding as eating the little treasures at its end."
Gael Greene, InsatiableCritic.com. "Kelly Cooper's Cookies for Grown-ups is bold and quirky, savory yes, but sweet, too, and full of surprises. Her creations pair with cocktails and wine; one sandwiches a chocolate habanero after-kick between orange-vanilla layers, another links pear and blue cheese."
Chris Milano, Foodie Adventures. "Baking cookies isn't known as the manliest thing to do in the kitchen but with the flavor combinations that Kelly Cooper has put together, Sundays at my house are now all about football, beer and "grown-up cookies!"
Max Jacobsen, Las Vegas Seven. Finally, I was at Williams-Sonoma in Summerlin where I met college teacher and cookbook author Kelly Cooper, whose Cookies for Grown-Ups (Red Rock Press, $24) has a number of killer recipes for sweet and savory cookies. Her Refrescante (cornmeal, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese and jalapeño peppers) is one of the world’s great cocktail snacks.
Holly Andres, Los Angeles Daily News. "Cookies for Grown-Ups" will inspire home bakers to branch out from their beloved sweet cookie favorites to a treat like Dillicious (Brie, cucumber, dill and lemon) for their next adult get-together....The book isn't all savory. It includes sweet cookies, but they're jazzed up with fruits, ginger, liqueur, molasses, nuts, the spice cabinet and seeds. For those who love color photos of recipes, this book is tops because every recipe has a delicious one by photographer Frank Anzalone.
Let's Bake! I'd love to hear from you about your cookie adventures, questions and flavor ideas. Kelly at GrownUpCookies.com