bread & cookies


My job can get a little hectic, but there are some days when I think, “Wow am I lucky!” The other day was one of those days — a care package arrived from Nancy Baggett. Nancy is working on a cookie book for me, and she sent me a huge box of samples to try. That turned into an office tasting party. But first, I have to do a little bit of bragging for Nancy (because she’s pretty modest). Her latest book, Kneadlessly Simple, was voted to Amazon.com’s list of customer favorites for 2009. Congratulations, Nancy. You deserve it.

Back to the cookies. I can already tell this is going to be a great book. I can’t spoil anything yet because the book won’t be out for a while, but these treats were minty, herby, spicy, chocolatey… you name it. The biscotti above had lavender in them.

So which were my favorite? That honor goes to these biscotti. I know, they look like standard biscotti, right? Well, they’re anything but standard. I haven’t tested the recipe myself yet, or even seen the recipe yet, but these were simply amazing. Perfect biscotti. Maybe Nancy will write about it on her blog before the book comes out.


20 thoughts on “bread & cookies

  1. Justin… This sounds like a terrific cookbook. And Nancy's recipes are easy to follow and always full of interesting ingredients. I know this will be a successful book for both of you. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. What a nice surprise – they look delicious! Once I had a cookie home baked by Nigella Lawson herself (my friend used to be her PR) and I was underwhelmed to say the least. Maybe she was just having an off day?

  3. jenn: mmm, cocoaju: definitely luckyjanice: it's a good book if you like baking breadgeorge: yeah, Nancy is greatdawn: i've been known to shareclaudia: one italian cookie a day? nice!valerina: you're welcomehilary: oh, that's too badjoanna: thanksanna: i've never heard the term "biccies" before… cutesook: thanks for visiting

  4. You have a great job, indeed! I've heard many laurels about the book, but since I don't bake bread, I haven't bought it! The upcoming cookies book, on the other hand, is a different story altogether! With you endorsing it, I'm going to rush to buy it ASAP

  5. You live the tough life, Justin. Sampling cookies all day, I don’t know how you do it! ;]
    These cookies look delicious, can’t wait until the book is released.

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