The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & Goodies Galore!

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3/5,
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  • Hi! My name is Kim (or the Treats Truck lady), and I love treats. I love them. A lot. And I’m very excited to share with you my favorite recipes for cookies, brownies, bars, cakes, pies, and specials from the truck. Mix and Match with your own touches as you wish! Bake for your friends and family! Neighbors! Coworkers! Classmates! Secret crush! Beloved great-aunt! (Or just for your own delight!)
  • Author:
    Kim Ima
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    EAN:
    9780062065773
    ISBN:
    0062065777
    Label:
    William Morrow Cookbooks
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $21.99
    Manufacturer:
    William Morrow Cookbooks
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    176
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2011-11-01
    Publisher:
    William Morrow Cookbooks
    Studio:
    William Morrow Cookbooks
    Title:
    The Treats Truck Baking Book: Cookies, Brownies & Goodies Galore!
    Release Date:
    2011-11-01
    SKU:
    ACAMP_book_usedverygood_0062065777
    Height:
    0.7 inches
    Length:
    8 inches
    Weight:
    0.9 pounds
    Width:
    6.1 inches
    Is Eligible For Trade In:
    1

Recent User Reviews

  1. prtybrd
    "Cute for Kids, But Redundant for Adults"
    3/5,
    Writing:
    4/5,
    Illustration:
    2/5,
    Usefullnes:
    3/5,
    Pros - basic recipes, light and small
    Cons - bad layout, very basic
    The Treats Truck Baking Book was inspired by the Treats Truck, a mobile treat vendor in New York City.  The sweets dispensed by the Treats Truck are very popular, hence the cookbook.  The recipes include a whole slew of cookies and bars, with some more complicated treats (cakes and pies) closing out the book.  The book itself is relatively small (only about 8"x6"), and it's light enough to toss around in the kitchen.  The fonts, illustrations, and colors would probably be appealing to a child, but are much too loud and garish for an adult's cookbook.  In fact, I found they were incredibly distracting.

    The recipes in the book are generally good, but there is a lot of repetition, and the cookies are pretty basic.  Most of the recipes in the filled cookies chapter are just renamed versions of their plain cousins in the previous chapter.  These recipes aren't anything new or exciting; every cookie recipe book to date has tread this path already.

    Overall, I think this book would be great for a parent who is trying to get his or her children involved in the kitchen.  They'll love the bright colors and clear instructions.  For more experienced bakers, there's not much here that you haven't seen before.

    Chocolate Chippers

    Makes 1 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies, depending on how big you make them

    1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

    1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

    3/8 cup white sugar

    1 egg

    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    2 1/2 cups flour

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 to 1 1/2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

    2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

    3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

    4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing well as you go. Stir in the chocolate chips.

    5. Scoop the dough into round drops (big or little, you decide!) with a spoon or an ice cream scoop and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

    6. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or longer as needed or desired. Remember that the cookies will continue to bake a bit after they come out of the oven.  If you like them soft or crispy, you may vary the time accordingly.

    7. Let the cookies cool (if you can resist!) before moving them from the baking sheet.

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