The Crafted Cookie: A Beginner’s Guide to Baking & Decorating Cookies for Every Occasion (Paperback)
Create Show-Stopping Cookies Using Simple Royal Icing Techniques
The Crafted Cookie is a beginner cookie artist’s dream come true. Through countless courses and videos, Anne Yorks has taught thousands of home bakers how to make cookie decorating simple and fun. Here, she covers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about creating cute and whimsical cookies that taste as good as they look.
With accessible step-by-step tutorials for 50 creative designs arranged into themed platters, cookie artists of all skill levels will have plenty of inspiration for celebrating all year long. No more stressing over the intricacies of royal icing. Anne shares her best tips for royal icing, from coloring it to getting the right consistencies for piping and flooding and even how to store it. What’s more, she includes her foolproof base recipe for delicious, easy and incredibly versatile sugar cookies.
These are just some of the gorgeous platters offered:
- Rainbow Birthday featuring a colorful Rainbow Cake with Candles Cookie
- Classic Christmas Faces complete with a Jolly Santa, an Elf and a Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Give Thanks featuring a stunning lettered “Give Thanks” Wreath Cookie
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower with a cute Sweet Dreams Footie Pajama Cookie
- Farmhouse Easter including a sweet Farm Fresh Easter Eggs Barn Cookie
This is the only book you’ll need to master the art of decorating stunning cookie after cookie. You’ll have as much fun designing them as you will sharing and devouring them.
About the Author
Anne Yorks is the founder of The Flour Box, one of the top online resources for cookie decorating supplies and tutorials. Anne is the instructor of three in-depth Craftsy classes, teaches monthly online classes and hosts in-person classes. As a self-taught baker and cookie artist, Anne is passionate about helping home bakers find joy and purpose through cookies. Anne lives in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two daughters.
“The cookie world has been waiting for a book like this! Anne’s many years of experience show in her ability to break down the steps to making fabulous, edible cookie creations! Beginners and experienced cookie makers alike are sure to be inspired.”
—Hillary Ramos, founder and owner of The Cookie Countess
“This book is a treasure-trove of information. Anne’s encouraging spirit comes through in her writing, offering support and advice throughout the entire process.”
—Callye Alvarado, founder and owner of Sweet Sugarbelle
“Packed with delightfully charming designs and practical tips, The Crafted Cookie is a fantastic resource! If you want to take the guesswork out of decorating, this is a must-have book in your cookie decorating library!”
—Georganne Bell, sugar artist and author of The Cookie Companion
“This book is full of beautiful cookies for all occasions. The step-by-step directions and gorgeous photos will show you how to create any cookie you can imagine.”
—Lisa Snyder, founder and owner of The Bearfoot Baker and author of 100 Animal Cookies