The Georgia Planned Parenthood was selling these as a fundraiser, and I was more than happy to participate and support! Each recipe is from an Atlanta-area restaurant or bakery. I’ve tried three of the recipes so far. Two are definite keepers (the peanut butter chocolate chip pretzel ones from JC’s Cookies were the best, and the ginger shortbread thumbprint cookies from Banshee were very good), and one I probably won’t make again (the strawberry shortcake ones from Kimball House were an odd consistency). But I’m looking forward to trying more! I think the next attempt will be S’mores Cookies (Bakery Bakes) – they sound amazing.
The recipes are all very clear and easy to follow, with some helpful tips sprinkled in. My favorite was the all-caps “DO NOT CHILL DOUGH.” There are also a few non-cookie recipes to round it out, like frozen drinking chocolate.
I’m marking this down to three stars because some of the recipes call for equipment or fancy ingredients I don’t have access to, but this might be fine for an advanced baker. (I am not one of those. I am an advanced eater, though.) Pistachio and cardamom sable cookies? I do not think those are for me. Plus there are at least two recipes in here that call for lavender. I don’t want my cookies to taste like soap or candles! But I love the idea behind this little cookbook – the Atlanta Cookie Grab has raised more than $100,000 for Planned Parenthood Southeast since 2017.