Newest Recipe Testing: Cookbook Version!

Welcome to a different rendition of my Newest Recipe Testing sequence.

peanut butter oatmeal cookies on parchment paper.

A number of thrilling issues to share with you right now! I assumed it will be enjoyable to take a break from recipes, and present you some cookbook behind the scenes.

Fourth Cookbook Coming in 2025

As I’ve talked about a couple of occasions, I’m engaged on my fourth cookbook. It’s going to be my largest, most polished e-book but: 100 recipes protecting many baking classes like breads, muffins, pies, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, and many others. A handful of recipes will likely be from my web site, however most (about 75) will likely be utterly new and unique to the e-book. So in between the brand new recipes you discover printed on my web site, I’ve additionally been testing new recipes for the e-book!

Currently I’ve been working my means via the cookie chapter, in addition to the yeasted breads chapter.

The e-book will likely be printed in 2025. I’m giving myself sufficient time and artistic house to provide my finest work for this mission, whereas concurrently maintaining my web site up to date with new content material. (And maintaining my head on straight.)

Anyway, right here’s a sneak peek at among the lately developed cookbook recipes. I promise they’re definitely worth the wait. This isn’t the images you’ll see within the e-book; these are pictures taken for reference throughout the testing course of.

Chocolate cherry cookies: A chewy, further fudge-like cookie with a candy maraschino cherry within the middle. And naturally, a beneficiant drizzle of melted chocolate on prime. This one took a little bit of testing because the cherry launched a number of liquid and created over-spreading.

chocolate drizzled cookies with cherry in center.

This fall-favorite recipe for brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies is getting a glow-up for its debut in print, with slightly sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on prime of the brown butter glaze. The toughest half about testing these cookies and rewriting the recipe for the e-book was figuring out precisely how a lot moisture it’s good to blot out of the pumpkin… and determining the best way to write that within the directions! (The best half was discovering loads of individuals who wished to style check them.)

brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies with icing on top on marble countertop.

You will have tried chocolate crinkles, and possibly even lemon crinkles, however ohmygoodness you haven’t really liked a crinkle cookie till you’ve tried these pistachio crinkles. They virtually soften in your mouth, and style testers RAVED. I’m actually enthusiastic about this new cookie recipe.

green crinkle cookies with confectioners' sugar on top.

Right here’s one other peek at these, earlier than I discovered the best way to get them to correctly crinkle just like the photograph above. I had a lot of completely happy pals and neighbors and even my dentist (who else brings cookies to their dentist?!) style check the primary few batches.

green cookies with confectioners' sugar on top on cooling rack on top of baking sheet.

I additionally stepped off the crushed cookie path and in a unique course with a savory cookie recipe! These slice-and-bake-style savory cookies are excellent for including to a cheese and charcuterie board, or just having fun with with a glass of wine. I do know they don’t appear like a lot (that is simply an iPhone photograph!), however they’re salty, peppery, herby, and laborious to cease consuming.

savory slice and bake cookies on marble counter.

And what’s a cookie chapter and not using a new vacation cookie recipe?! These chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies embody a festive peppermint buttercream. Even Santa should wait till the e-book comes out to strive these. Sorry, Santa!

chocolate sandwich cookies with pink frosting rolled in crushed candy canes.

I additionally spent a number of time engaged on a brand new crumb cake-style cookie. These cookies had been an absolute mess after I first began. The crumb topping both (1) unfold everywhere or (2) seemed like floor beef. The ultimate recipe you’ll discover within the e-book stays properly placed on the cookies, and so they’re much less ground-beefy-looking. LOL. Excuse the blurry photograph, this can be a screenshot of a video I took…

crumb cake style cookies with icing on top.

You’ll additionally discover these fan-favorite peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies within the e-book, too!

peanut butter oatmeal cookies on parchment paper.

Have you ever seen my Instagram stories concerning the strawberry lemon cookie saga? The swirl idea simply wasn’t working; the feel was means off and the lemon taste wasn’t shining via as a lot as I wished. In some unspecified time in the future, I had to surrender and transfer on. Nonetheless, you’ll discover one other strawberry lemon cookie and whereas they aren’t swirled, they’re EVEN BETTER… and doubtless my favourite new cookie recipe within the e-book. I’ve the remainder of my workforce testing them this week.

There will likely be about 15 cookie recipes within the e-book, so that is just a bit preview. 🙂

Transferring on to the yeasted bread chapter…

I can’t get sufficient of this cinnamon raisin swirl bread, which I tailored from my home made cinnamon swirl bread, with some changes. It’s tremendous tender, further cinnamon-swirly, and makes essentially the most scrumptious cinnamon raisin toast.

cinnamon raisin bread slices.

I get a number of questions on making home made sandwich bread with complete wheat flour, and often level readers within the course of this multigrain bread. However I’ve a brand new sandwich bread recipe going within the e-book that features oats and complete wheat flour, and it’s unbelievably tender and flavorful.

slice of oat bread on marble counter top.

Proper now, I’ve new recipes for jalapeño cheddar bread and brioche-style sandwich rolls within the works, and also you’ll remember to discover my well-liked pizza dough and tender pretzel recipes within the e-book as nicely. That is my 1st cookbook with some savory recipes in it. (Quiche, stromboli, tacky popovers!)

My workforce and I are additionally testing seasonal pie/crisp recipes proper now utilizing spring and summer time fruits that you would be able to’t get every other time of yr. I’ve by no means been extra excited to work on a mission, and I can’t look forward to it to all come collectively. Thanks to your persistence!!

Extra to come back quickly. Within the meantime, I’m sharing some behind-the-scenes snippets on my Instagram Stories, so remember to pop in and verify them out.

Q: Which of those new recipes are you most excited to strive?