"Death By Chocolate Cookies is a gift from the gods..." —Chocolatier Magazine
Some people long to go quietly in their sleep. Others want to exit in a blaze of glory. Chocoholics dream of Death By Chocolate Cookies.
In the same decadent way that he has made millions of mouths water with award-winning Death By Chocolate and Desserts to Die For, the internationally acclaimed "Guru of Ganache," Marcel Desaulniers, now hones in on America's favorite sweet. Filled with 75 irresistible chocolate cookie recipes perfect for the holidays and every other occasion, Death By Chocolate Cookies is the ultimate remedy for anyone who has ever considered baking "work."
Giving the traditional chocolate cookie new meaning, this mouth-watering collection of chewy, crunchy, gooey chocolate cookie combinations includes tantalizing treats from brownies and brittle to biscuits and bars. with easy-to-follow recipes, aspiring and accomplished bakers alike can whip up basic Cocoa Almond Shorties and master the elaborate Golden Spider Webs with Wicked Ganache and Raspberry Rapture.
With his customary wit and clarity of style. Marcel has taken cookies to new heights to celebrate chocolate in all its rich, lush glory. Black Gold Cookies deliver the intense, unequivocal flavor of dark chocolate. Chocolate Key Lime Bars pair light tangy key lime juice with dense chocolate for a zesty treat. Rocky Malt 'N Snow Cream Sandwiches capture the malted taste of old fashioned shakes with a crunchy brownie delight. A secret rum raisin base unlocks the provocative flavor of Black Magic Cookies with Black Strap Icing. And Successively Excessively Crunchy Peanut Butter Brownies showcase ganache--that lush fusion of chocolate and cream--at its finest.
Broken into six chocoholic chapters, Death By Chocolate Cookies whets the palate with simple pleasures like Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Bars and Chocolate Oatmeal Roundup Cookies; reveals cherished family recipes such as Hessie Rae's Chocolate Pecan Tart and daughter Danielle's Cocoa Ginger Snaps; provides party-pleasers like White Chocolate Peppermint Patties; and offers such artful creations as Chocolate Mango Ambush.
Stunning, full color photography that's like a pin-up for chocoholics captures the splendor of each recipe. Perfect for holiday gift-giving, entertaining and year round pleasure, Death By Chocolate Cookies is an orgiastic feast of chocolate confections that no chocolate lover should live without.
About the Author
Marcel Desaulniers, executive chef and co-owner of the Trellis Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg, has been named in Food and Wine's Honor Roll of Chefs and Cook's magazine's Who's Who of Cooking. In 1988, he became the first chef from the South to be honored by the James Beard Foundation as a Great American Chef. He has been inducted into the American Academy of Chefs and the Honor Society of the American Culinary Federation, and he is on the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America. In addition, the Trellis Restaurant has won Restaurant & Institutions magazine's prestigious Ivy Award.
Desaulniers is the author of The Trellis Cookbook; Death By Chocolate, which won the James Beard Award as the Best Baking and Dessert Book of 1992; The Burger Meisters, which won the James Beard Award as the Best Book on a Single Subject in 1994; Desserts to Die For, which won two Julia Child Awards in 1995 as the Best Book in the Bread, Other Baking and Sweets category and as the Cook's Choice Award Book of the Year; and most recently An Alphabet of Sweets, with art by Nancy Thomas. The host of the immensely popular Death By Chocolate and Burger Meisters television series, Marcel lives, writes, and cooks in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Death by Chocolate Cookies
by Marcel Desaulniers
Photos by Michael Grand
Simon & Schuster, $30.00
144 pages; November 1, 1997
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