Can’t Wait Wednesday #4! – Are You Hungry?

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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It has been over a year since I read a truly glowing review of this book (an ARC of a cookbook? Hm… okay), and that’s when I decided I just HAD to buy a copy.

You see, I love baking. But now that I’m retired, and (for all intents and purposes) living alone, making a whole cake is just not practical anymore. I hardly touch the cakes I bake during the week, and I’ve found I’ve been throwing out more cakes than I’ve been eating (mostly because they sit around and go bad). I’ve never found freezing cakes to be very successful unless they’re yeast cakes, and I don’t really like to fiddle with yeast, unless I’m making bread or pizza crusts.

Then when I saw that review I thought, cookies! You can make a whole batch of cookies and for the most part, they don’t go bad as fast as a cake, if stored properly. Plus, the ones that might go bad are small enough so you can freeze them. Finally, I already knew that you could make a whole batch of cookie dough, bake just as many as you want and freeze the rest to bake at another time. What a perfect solution, right?

All of that is why I pre-ordered “The Cookie Bible” by Rose Levy Beranbaum back in October of 2021, and it just arrived on my doorstep today! By the way, this book was recently released in the US (see below), but it won’t come out elsewhere until December 8th, so I think it still fits the criteria of this meme.

The Cookie Bible

For those of you out there who are also interested in cooking and baking…  According to the blurb:

This is your must-have cookie book, featuring nearly every cookie imaginable, from rustic Cranberry Chocolate Chippers to elegant French macarons, and everything in between—simple drop cookies, rolled-and-cut holiday cookies, brownies and other bars, pretty sandwich cookies, luxurious frosted or chocolate-dipped treats, and much more. With legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum’s foolproof recipes—which feature detail-oriented instructions that eliminate guesswork, notes for planning ahead, ingenious tips, and other golden rules for success—it’s easy to whip up a batch of irresistible, crowd-pleasing cookies anytime, for any occasion. Standout classics and new favorites include:

Rose’s Dream Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lemon Lumpies
Black Tahini Crisps
Peanut Butter and Jelly Buttons
Double Ginger Molasses Cookies
Caramel Surprise Snickerdoodles
Mom’s Coconut Snowball Kisses
Chocolate Sablés
Gingerbread Folks (with a special sturdy variation for gingerbread houses)
Pecan Freezer Squares
Brownie Doughnuts
Brandy Snap Rolls
Plus “extra special” details including homemade Dulce de Leche, Wicked Good Ganache, Lemon Curd, and more

Well… this does sound good, doesn’t it? Surely this is going to be a real hit, I can feel it in my bones (and possibly, already in my blood sugar levels)! I already thumbed through this beautiful book and I can hardly wait to get baking! And who knows, I might review this book as well!

What about you?

Do you want a cookie cookbook, too? Does this one sound as good to you as it does to me?

Harvest released the Kindle version of “The Cookie Bible” by Rose Levy Beranbaum, on October 18, 2022, Mariner Books released the US hardcover on November 1, 2022, but it will only be released in other countries on December 8, 2022. You can buy (or pre-order) this book (affiliate links) from: Amazon, Blackwell‘s,, UK.Bookshop, iTunes, Indiebound,, Booksamillion, Better World Books, Alibris, Kobo (eBook), The Book Depository (UK and US), Foyles, Waterstones, WHSmith, and Wordery (UK and US).

10 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday #4! – Are You Hungry?

  1. You’re so right, cookies are really practical to make! I like freeze half my batch when baking to save goodness for later–and because I know there’s no way I will finish a whole dozen by myself at once. This cookbook looks really cool! I’m already tempted by simply the names of these cookies…!

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