Sarah Kieffer 100 Cookies

Last updated: December 28, 2022


Packed with 100 recipes for cookies and bars, this baking cookbook is packed with colorful pictures and easy-to-follow recipes. The recipes are organized into seven chapters and include variations on classics like chocolate chip and sugar cookies, as well as bars like marshmallow peanut butter brownies and red wine cherry cheesecake swirl bars. One chapter features instructions on how to make cookies that have crisp edges and soft centers.

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Key Takeaway: All types of cookies are covered in this baking cookbook, from basic chocolate chip cookies to brownies and blondies.

In our analysis of 37 expert reviews, the Sarah Kieffer 100 Cookies placed 1st when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

From celebrated blogger Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog! 100 Cookies is a go-to baking book featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters. Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive—there’s a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this cookie recipe book. Introduces innovative baking techniques. Includes an entire chapter dedicated to Kieffer’s “pan banging” technique that ensures crisp edges and soft centers for the most delicious cookies. Nearly every cookie dough recipe is accompanied by a photograph. Dessert recipes range from the Classic Chocolate Chip made three different ways, to bars, brownies, and blondies that reflect a wide range of flavors and global inspiration. This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Tons of gorgeous photos, helpful tips and tricks along with some seriously fantastic sounding recipes.
Kieffer's book is a baker's baking book, but it's also completely unpretentious. There are cookies for when you just want a good cookie, and more ambitious recipes for when you want to attempt palmiers or breaking out a culinary torch.
Each cookie is accompanied by stunning photos and detailed instructions so you can get the perfect bake every time.
The measuring of ingredients and other helpful tips from her own experiences proved to be an asset every baker at home needs. Each recipe lists all the ingredients, directions, and other helpful tips. I loved the pictures that went with each recipe. I knew beforehand what I was making and from her detailed directions, how the recipes should come out and if doesn’t why.
A great literary piece for homemade pastries. Varieties of Dessert recipes. Detailed instructions on mixing and forming techniques for every single recipe.
Every recipe therein is reliable, completely uncomplicated and very inviting, exactly what baking up a batch of warm cookies should feel like. It really is almost impossible to flip through the book without wanting to try out every recipe. Kieffer has a flavour for every mood and every occasion.
This essential cookbook comes with 100 delicious cookies with step-by-step instructions, most of which are accompanied by a picture. It also shares some fundamental info on cookie-baking techniques, including “pan-banging.”

What reviewers didn't like

Some repeats of recipes from her other cookbook, some fairly obscure flavor/ingredient ideas (banana flour cookies), and the photography was just really dull and lacking.
Some people have said that a few of the recipes were labor-intensive or had more sugar than they’d prefer.
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