Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

It's hard to resist 'Unlimited Cookies' glamour shots.(Food)

Byline: Charlotte Balcomb Lane Of the Journal

* Step-by-step recipes range from simple to complex

"Cookies Unlimited" makes more riveting reading than most romance potboilers. It is mouth-watering to scan recipes for Golden Coconut Macaroons or Lemon Pistachio Biscotti or Tennessee Icebox Cookies, especially for those of us whose childhood cookie experiences were limited to chocolate chips and the occasional sand tart.

Plus, the glamour shots sprinkled throughout the book full-page, breathtaking close-ups of cookies make choosing a recipe a very difficult task. Few readers could remain indifferent to the almost life-size portraits of single cookies that adorn other pages, such as the irresistible Two-Tone Peanut Butter Thin on page 98 or the glistening Pecan Brownie on page 30.

Of course, Nick Malgieri hasn't neglected recipes for old standards such as chocolate chips or sand tarts in this 350-recipe specialty cookbook. …

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