Cookbook Review – Sally’s Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney

Title: Sally’s Cookie Addiction
Author: Sally McKenney
Publish Date: November 1, 2017
# of Pages: 192
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


(From Goodreads) Are you ready to sink your teeth into Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies? How about Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies or Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies? Featuring a mouthwatering selection of cookies, cookie bars, cookie dough dips, slice-and-bakes, no-bakes, and more, Sally’s Cookie Addiction features dozens of exciting flavors, including chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, sugar, coconut, lemon, s’more, and oatmeal, oh my!

The best part? Sally will tell you how to make each and every cookie in the book ahead of time. So, if you want to start preparing for the holidays or if you just like keeping cookie dough in your freezer for those critical cookie emergencies, now you have dozens of make-ahead cookie recipes at your fingertips.

Complete with tips on how to bake the perfect cookie (no spreading!) and Sally’s easy-to-follow recipes and gorgeous photography, this is the only cookie book you need on your shelf—for holiday cookie swaps, chocolate cravings, and more. So get ready for your kitchen to be the most popular room in the house while the smells of Warm Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie, Lemon Crème Sandwich Cookies, and Soft-Baked Sugar Cookie Bars emanate from the oven!


I just finished reading through Sally’s Cookie Addiction, and let me tell you, I am HUNGRY now! I don’t buy a lot of cookbooks, but I’ve already ordered the hardcover copy of Sally’s Cookie Addiction to display in my kitchen. It’s very rare that I want to make every single recipe in a cookbook—usually I find a couple—but I want to make every single recipe in this cookbook! It’s that good.

So what’s awesome about Sally’s Cookie Addiction?

First off, the tips and tricks. Before Sally dives into recipes, she provides ten tips and tricks for cookie baking success. I have to hang my head on this one. Do I use extra-large eggs in place of large eggs? Yes! Oops. Do I chill my dough? No. Do I ensure ingredients are at their freshest? No. And do I ensure my butter is at room temperature? No—guilty again. No wonder my cookies always turn out okay but never fall into the realm of fantastic. That’s it! I’m turning over a new leaf. The next time I bake cookies, I’m going to follow Sally’s advice!

The recipes. Sally has it all! From shortbread to traditional chocolate chip to everything in between. She makes the recipes simple to follow, which I appreciate. I also like that she explains her reasoning for doing certain things. Why does she add extra flour to a recipe? Hang tight—she’ll tell you! She also has an entire chapter dedicated to cookies with sprinkles, so my daughter is going to be in sprinkle heaven.

The pictures. I love food, therefore I love looking at pictures of good food. The pictures highlight the awesomeness of the cookies. Looking at the pictures makes you want to head to the kitchen to start baking.

The presentation. I love the overall presentation of this cookbook. Reading through it feels like having a conversation with a close friend. Sally is a delight, and I wish she was my friend (for selfish reasons, of course, the girl can bake!)

So if you enjoy baking, check out this cookbook. Also, feel free to send me any and all samples of cookies you make.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing the PDF version of this cookbook in exchange for an honest review. I loved it so much that my hardbound copy is ordered and on its way!



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