The Sandwich Cookie Book

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Pub Date 04 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 03 Apr 2023

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Double the cookie, double the fun.

Ice cream sandwiches, whoopie pies, macarons, homemade Oreos—this irresistible baking book has recipes for all these delicious sandwich cookies and plenty more. From Browned Butter Blondie blog creator Heather Mubarak, Stuffed features 65 mix-and-match cookie sandwiches for every occasion and craving, including both sweet and savory bakes that range from childhood classics with a twist (Nutter Butters! Chipwiches!) to sophisticated, party-ready treats (Strawberry Shortcake Macarons, Parmesan Polenta Crackers with Chive Cream Cheese). A whole chapter dedicated to swirly buttercreams, smooth ganache, fruity jams, and more lets you experiment with different cookie-filling pairings to your heart's content. Or leave out the filling altogether for a super simple bake—the possibilities are endless! Home bakers of all levels will appreciate the flexible, choose-your-own-adventure format, while fans of Snacking Cakes, Dessert Person, and 100 Cookies will delight in a new trove of crave-worthy recipes. In a chunky package with a puffy case and a photo of every cookie sandwich, this book is stuffed with all the cookie recipes you'll ever need.

Double the cookie, double the fun.

Ice cream sandwiches, whoopie pies, macarons, homemade Oreos—this irresistible baking book has recipes for all these delicious sandwich cookies and plenty more...

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A cookbook all about stuffed cookies aka sandwich cookies! Full of tons of great recipes, each with a picture (which I love in a cookbook). It also has some savory cookie recipes toward the end, great for cocktail hour. I really enjoyed this, and there were so many recipes I want to try. So I will definitely be buying this one!

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This book is beautiful. The photographs make me want to devour all the cookies (although they really had me at the descriptions). What I particularly enjoyed about this was the converted measurements, having ingredients measured out in both US and metric units, making it easier for anyone to make the recipes. There are very useful guides in the front with lists of essential pantry items and tools. I'm definitely trying the Peanut Butter cookies with Peanut Butter Mousse & Chocolate Ganache first. There are also wonderful savory recipes in the back for cocktail parties. Highly recommended for those entertaining and wanting a little something different to serve. This is one that I will purchase for my own collection.

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I am drooling over the beautiful pictures in this cookbook! Stuffed is full of sandwich cookie recipes in many different flavors. The author gives suggestions on which cookies and fillings will mix and match well together. There are so many recipes that I am dying to try, and one immediately got added to my list of Christmas cookies I’ll be making this weekend.

I also appreciated the opening sections where the author discusses the different ingredients and some important cooking tips.

Thank you to Chronicle Books for this eye catching ARC in exchange for my honest opinion!

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I bake a lot of cookies. Like, a lot a lot. I'm always looking for new cookie recipes and cookbooks. This one is a little different because it's cookie sandwiches of various kinds. It appealed to me because I don't really see solo cookbooks about cookie sandwiches and I was intrigued! The recipes seemed pretty straightforward and intriguing but I was particularly interested in the Boozy Irish Cream macarons and the ice cream cookie sandwich and "savory" cookie sections. I will definitely be buying my own copy of this to experiment with!

Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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If you're in need of a great cookie recipe book, look no further! This cookbook has it all, with mix-and-match cookie sandwiches and an entire chapter devoted to fillings and other components. The photography is beautiful and draws the reader in, making them want to try as many of these delicious-looking recipes as possible.

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I loved this cookbook. The instructions are easy to follow and the pictures are perfect. I can't wait to try some of these recipes!

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a fun book!

The pictures are beautiful and there's a variety of recipes. The book is organized by sandwich cookie type - frozen, cocktail flavored, standard, etc. The book includes recipes for MANY kinds of cookies as well as fillings to help complete your cookie sandwich. The Neapolitan cookie and pseudo oreo really stood out to me. The book has great recipes to mix and match to make different cookie and filling combinations, and most of the ingredients are easy to find and the recipes aren't super complicated. This is the kind of book where I know even if what I don't make looks as good as the picture, it will still taste delicious.

This is a great find for those with a sweet tooth.

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Oh my goodness, even just the photos are drool worthy, and I'm pretty sure I gained 20 lbs just reading this book. Each recipe has a photo, and in some cases several photos. It also touches on changing out the stuffings so that you can mix and match the different recipes. Delicious gift for the bakers in your life!

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Stuffed by Heather Mubarak is stuffed full of sandwich cookie recipes in many different flavors and stuffed full of many different stuffings (fillings). Seriously though, this is a fantastic cookie recipe book. Mouthwatering pictures accompany the recipes. Easy to follow recipes and a useful guide will make this your go-to cookie book. I can’t wait to start trying out the recipes. Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for the eARC of this book.

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What a delicious book! If you like cookies stuffed with oodles of yumminess than this is the book for you! Recipes are very easy to follow and the accompanying illustrations are perfect. I recommend this book of scrumptious recipes to all baking-loving people.
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So many different cookies to try! I didn't know this many versions of stuffed cookies existed.

Let's talk about the layout of the book first. I really liked that the filling details of the common fillings were at the front. Many of the same ones are used, so that helps a lot. Each section has a theme that the cookies fit, like chocolate. That really helps in finding the type you would like to make.

Since I am behind on holiday baking, some of these recipes will do the trick, especially the peppermint ones!

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this cookbook for my honest review.

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Stuffed by Heather Mubarak is a fresh take on the cookie book - who doesn’t love a stuffed treat! As a consumer of many dessert books I found this one to be unique, inspiring, and fun.

The sections are broken down by the following:
-oldies but goodies: highlights include s’mores cookie with toasted marshmallow filling and homemade milanos
- for the love of chocolate: wannabe brownie cookies with peanut butter frosting and hot fudge sundae macarons really speak to me here
-the cool cookies: ice cream sandwiches! I can’t wait to make black cocoa brownie mint chip sandwiches and Black Forest ice cream sandwiches
-tart & tangy: key lime pie sandwiches cookies and strawberry shortcake macarons look fun 😍
-cookies with a kick: spiced chocolate cookies with Dulce de leche are first on my list
-cocktail cookies: cornbread cookies with honey mascarpone look irresistible
-the fillings

What a successful, educational, and fun book! Don’t miss it - Stuffed is out 4/4/23. Thank to Netgalley and Chronicle Books for the Arc.

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This is a spectacularly beautiful book - the photos are gorgeous and even the layout of the pages is so appealing. The recipes look delicious and are each very clear and easy to read. My only con is that the book was only downloadable to my phone, which makes it incredibly hard to read the content.

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5 stars, Baking Inspiration

by Heather Mubarak

The combinations of cookies and fillings are endless with this fantastic book! We've made the Copycat Nutter Butters, we made them as round cookies, we are not particular as to the shape of the cookies. More than one-half of the filling was not used in the recipe, so we are thinking up ways to use the leftover filling, freeze it, roll it into small balls, and dip it into a chocolate coating. Yum!

The book is appropriate for anyone who likes to bake, wants to bake or to drool over delicious-looking artwork. The next cookie recipe that we will try out will be the Copycat Oreos.

I liked the fact that nearly every recipe has a full-color photo of what the cookies should look like. Several of the recipes seem to be more difficult than what the average cook will want to attempt. But, it is always handy to have the book for reference, if you did want to attempt them.

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I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

I love sandwich cookies so this book was right up my alley. The pictures are amazing!

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What a great selection of cookies! There are a few standout features of this book that sets it apart from other cookie books. There is a nice distribution of flavors, and the book doesn't rely solely on chocolate to carry it. The encouragement to mix and match flavors gives the baker the freedom to pair their flavors in whatever way they see fit. There are only a few pairings that wouldn't work out, which makes this book nearly foolproof for the new baker.

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A must have book for cookie bakers! This book is stuffed (haha) with great recipes, a beautiful picture for each cookie, and step by step instructions for each recipe. The front of the book has a great listing of pantry staples, and tools to make your baking life easier.

Each recipe is listed in US and metric units, making it easy for anyone to use these recipes.

The recipes run the gambit from your traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie, to savory Lemon Thyme Shortbread.

This book will be a fantastic addition to anyone's bookshelf, and I plan on buying a hard copy myself once it's published.

Thank you Netgalley and Chronicle Books for the ARC!

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This recipe book is for the cookie lovers. You got the classics and ideas to make it even better. I love it and can't wait to get my hands on a finally copy

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Stuffed is a book containing 65 mix & match recipes for sandwich cookies! Whoopie pies, macarons, ice cream sandwiches and more! The book breaks down these delicious sandwiches into 6 categories: 1. Oldies but Goodies, 2. For the Love of Chocolate, 3. The Cool Cookies, 4. Tart & Tangy, 5. Cookies with a Kick, 6. Cocktail Cookies and then the book is rounded out with chapter 7 - the fillings!

In addition to the recipes, there's a lot of tips and tricks to make sure your kitchen and pantry are ready to go to make whatever type of cookie sandwich your heart desires.  What supplies you will need for baking, what ingredients to have on hand and tips on how to know your kitchen! Don't want to be burning anything because you're not familiar with your oven!

One tip for reading this book - make sure you've eaten before you start!  I had just finished lunch but still would like to eat every single one of these cookies in the Oldies but Goodies section. (My favorite pick is probably the Funfetti Cookies with Cake Batter Buttercream though! Homemade milanos are probably a close second)

All the cookies are photographed as well and I am sure that any attempt I make for any of these will not come out looking anywhere near as gorgeous... but if it tastes good, I guess we can call that a win!

Other favorites throughout the book include: Hot Fudge Sundae Macarons, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sugar Cookie Confetti Ice Cream Sandwiches!

I was also surprised to see some savory options in the mix!  Definitely a lot of options to choose from!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

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I really love the layout and graphic design of this book. It's a very well done book with the most mouth-watering beautiful photos. Each recipe is presented in metric and imperial versions so you can love this book anywhere in the world. The color palette used was very aesthetically pleasing as well. I am super excited to make some of these goodies, I think I will be starting with the oatmeal cream pies! They look just delightful. What a lovely and well thought-out cookbook, one of my favorites I have yet to read. I will absolutely be purchasing this book.

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This book has inspired me so much as a beginner baker! I love all these recipes I need the physical copy of this to add to my shelf!

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This book is amazing! Recipes and photos are outstanding. I have Celiac and plan to use gluten free flour in place of bread flour and will soon be having Oatmeal Cream Pies and Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies to name just a couple. So many great recipes all in one book. Thank you, thank you!

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What a fun book of building blocks. I loved all the recipes - pictures are great too - I can't wait to start trying them - and mixing and matching! I didn't know I needed so many stuffed cookies in my life!

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Everyone loves cookies! Cookies are easy to bake and they're delicious. This book offers 65 original recipes that feature not one, but two cookies apiece.
Stuffed offers great overall value: 65 cookie sandwich recipes with recommended fillings plus more than 30 filling recipes (frostings, jams, ice creams, curds and ganaches).
This book is perfect for:
Cookie lovers of all ages.
Home bakers of all levels.
Shoppers looking for a fun birthday, hostess or holiday gift alongside a baking utensil, apron or bars of chocolate.
This is a fun, easy to use, with lots of pictures, cookbook. It gives tips on following the recipe, using cookies for swaps, storing and shipping cookies. I would like to thank NetGalley and Chronicle Books for a copy for an honest review.

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this is my first go at reviewing a cookbook and i thought it would be a fun experience, especially being on winter break! one thing i miss while being away at college is being able to bake. i have the biggest sweet tooth and love experimenting with different recipes. i can’t imagine picking “the BEST” dessert out there but cookies rank pretty high in my books so it was only fitting that i try out “stuffed”

when it comes to baking cookies, i’ve tended to stick with the classics: chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, oatmeal chocolate chip, etc … so i loved the challenge of making cookies AND a filling to go with it. one of the details in the recipes that i found super helpful is the snowflake symbol. it appears at the corner of all the cookies that require chilling prior to baking. i also loved how there were notes at the end of each cookie that gave alternate filling options so you can mix and match your sandwiches. first i made the chocolate truffle cookies with whipped nutella ganache. the recipe was simple enough to follow and i was easily able to roll my dough and use my cookie cutter - it wasn’t too sticky or crumbly. the end result was a buttery, rich, chocolate cookie that was slightly crispy like a sugar cookie. it reminded me of a fancy oreo and it was delicious!

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With a wide variety of filled cookies, from some mores in cookie form to innovative macarons, this book has plenty of great ideas for cookies. An entire chapter devoted to fillings will encourage the reader to experiment.

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I received an ARC of “Stuffed” from NetGalley and Chronicle Books in an exchange for an honest review.

I never met a cookie that I didn’t like. Especially a stuffed one. Prior to reading this cookbook, I had never heard of Heather Mubarak. The only thing that I knew was that I loved the cover. But when I pulled back that cover and actually began reading and reviewing this cookbook, I realized just how much I was missing because the inside is even better. Even though the ARC I received was an advanced uncorrected proof, I was to tell the publishers just one thing: Don’t. Change. Anything.

First of all, let me just get this out of the way: How can you not like an author that has a, “…cookie-a-day philosophy…”????? And all of the author’s recipes reveal just how much Mubarak loves cookies. But this book is more than just a collection of ‘OMG’ recipes. Mubarak provides measurements for both the English and Metric systems and baking temperatures are both in Fahrenheit and Celsius. This may not seem important to some people, but in doing so, the author has made this book truly usable for people both inside and outside the USA—not just professional chefs, but home cooks as well.

Mubarak doesn’t skimp on anything. The directions she wrote are detailed and even include directions in the sidebar. For example, she tells people how to heat treat flour (and why you should do it) when making raw cookie dough.

An entire section on the fillings alone was enough to make my mouth water. As if recipes for Oreos, Nutter Butters, Key Lime Pie Sandwich Cookies, and Lavender Lemon Shortbread with Meyer Lemon Curd wasn’t good enough, the author included a recipe for copycat Milanos! But in addition to the sweeter recipes, she also included more savory companions. For example, Everything Bagel Crackers with Chive Cream Cheese. Mubarak even included various ice cream recipes.

I stand by what I told the publishers earlier that they shouldn’t change anything in this book. And I mean it. The only way that it could possibly get any better is if they included embedded video in the ebook just so that I could drool more.

This book is so well-put together—with original recipes, wonderful directions, and fantastic, mouth-watering photographs. I don’t often buy cookbooks. But I most definitely will purchase a copy of this. I recommend this cookie cookbook to anyone and everyone.

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This might be one of the best cookbook/dessert books I’ve gotten all year! This was visually STUNNING. If a cookbook has as many pictures as this one has then I’m SOLD. The pictures were beautiful and I may or may not have been drooling a little bit. LOL

I love that this book included weighed measurements, it is definitely something I prefer when I am baking. I am also a huge fan of baking cookies, so this has me itching to whip out my flour and kitchen aid. I am not the biggest frosting fan, so having different filling options was fantastic. Even if I don’t use all the filling recipes I know I’ll definitely be trying a lot of these cookie ones.

I think this was organized really well. The instructions were clear and not too wordy, and i like that the fillings were all in one section at the back of the book. A 10/10 book and cannot wait to grab myself a physical copy of it.

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This is beautifully put together, with well-written recipes. Interesting pairings, plus all the classics you would crave. Nice!

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This cookbook has 65 mix-and-match cookie sandwiches for every occasion or no occasion at all (who needs one for a great cookie!?!). From savory to sweet there are so many amazing recipes from the Homemade Milanos, Chocolate Truffle Cookies with whipped Nutella Ganache and Root Beer Popcorn ice cream sandwiches. I can’t wait to try each and every one!

Stuffed is beautifully photographed with amazingly detailed instructions to help even the novice baker. Once this book comes out I will definitely be buying one for myself and some as gifts.

I want to thank NetGalley, Heather Mubarak and Chronicle Books for the e-ARC of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are honest, my own and left voluntarily.

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Wow does this cookbook have it all: classic cookies, copycat cookies, savory cookies, chocolate, lemon, etc. and the best part? They are all filled with delicious buttercream frosting, chocolate ganache, and MORE. Every recipe has a beautiful photo accompanying the clear instructions with delicious recipes. The beginning includes information fir new bakers such as essential baking equipment, supplies, and ingredients and some baking tips.

I personally cannot wait to make the oatmeal cream pies with brown sugar buttercream and copycat nutter butters. If you can’t find something that will cause you to make a batch of cookies then I’m not sure what you could possibly want! Warning: you’ll want to lick the screen several times with the beautiful photos!

I would definitely by a copy of this book for myself it any baker in my life.

**Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the e-arc I received.**

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Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review the ARC for "Stuffed." First off, Wow! What a beautiful cookbook! The best way to impress me is to have images that grab your attention. Baking is a passion of mine, and I love to try recipes when there are pictures of the bakes. I love that there are classic sandwich cookie recipes like Milanos, macarons, and even some unique ones like Brown Butter Snickerdoodle with Chai Spice Buttercream. The organization of chapters is also exceptional with oldies chocolate, fillings etc. The aesthetic and layout definitely makes me want to purchase this book.

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Stuffed is a wonderful collection of tutorials and 65 mix-and-match recipes for sandwich cookies by Heather Mubarak. Due out 4th April 2023 from Chronicle Books, it's a comprehensive 272 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. 

The concept is quite simple. There are lots (and LOTS) of cookie recipes as well as mix and match fillings to turn them into sandwich cookies. There are basic classic recipes (chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter) as well as gorgeous up-to-the-minute instagram-perfect recipes (lavender shortbread with meyer lemon curd, rosemary pine nut sablés with whipped goat cheese and more). 

The recipes include an introduction, ingredients in a bullet list sidebar, and step-by-step preparation and cooking instructions. Ingredient measurements are given in imperial (American) units with metric in parentheses (yay!). The author goes into a great deal of detail with specific ingredients, especially different types of flour and sugar, some of which might require a specialist grocery with a good selection of baking goods. Nutritional information is not included, thank goodness.

The photography is stellar; clear and in color. 

Five stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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Stuffed is a wonderful cookbook about stuffed and/or sandwich cookies of all types. The pictures in the book looked simply mouthwatering. I will say for me who does not profess to be much of a baker I am a bit intimated by the recipes, but I think someone with a bit of skill would love this book. I loved the entertaining aspect of the book. This would make a lovely gift for someone and I would love for someone to make me those Boozy Irish Cream macarons. 4/5 for me.
Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for the opportunity to review this delicious book!

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Every home baker needs this book. I love cookies and I suck at making them,but this cookbook really helped. I have tried a couple of the recipes and the buttercream is out of this world good!!
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I was never really into “sandwich cookies”. I’ve always been a chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, peanut butter cookie lover, but moon pies and sandwich cookies were always left in the platter when I was around. Not anymore! The cocktail cookies were the ones that really caught my eye. Yum. And honestly, I would eat the fillings without the cookies. They sound so good. This cookbook is unique and an absolutely asset to anyone’s kitchen.

Thank you, NetGalley!

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Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book. All these recipes looked so good and the accompanying photos were nice as well. The recipes were easy to follow and I think these recipes will appeal to both kids and adults.

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As a big fan of sandwich cookies, I was super excited to see this book on NetGalley.

Pictures are the most important part of a cookbook to me and I'm disappointed when every recipe isn't photographed. Stuffed has beautiful photos for each recipe and nothing seems too difficult to make even though all of the cookies are gorgeous. I tried the nutter butter recipe and loved it. Instructions were clear and there weren't any special ingredients I'd have to buy for just one dessert.

I love the inclusion of savory cookie sandwiches as well. Can't wait to try out more recipes!

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This book is for all the cookie lovers out there. And it is stunning! It is imperative to me that every recipe in a cookbook has its own picture. This cookbook not only follows that rule but the photographs are beautiful. The recipes look simple enough that I could make them but not so simple that the cookie's will be basic. Now my disclaimer is that I haven't had a chance to try any of the recipes yet. I'm waiting for the book to be released to get a physical copy. I'm old school like that. But I have a mental list of the cookies I want to try first (hello chocolate truffle cookies with whipped nutella ganache). And the recipes don't just include a variety of cookie sandwich combo's. There is also macaroons, ice cream sandwiches and cocktail cookies which are more of a savory type cookie.

***Advanced copy obtained from Chronicle Books via Netgalley***

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This book makes your mouth water for sure! I love that there are gorgeous photos of every recipe and the variety in the recipes is there, something for everyone!

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If I could give this book ten stars, I would. Wow, where do I start?

I follow Heather Mubarak and love her recipes. When she announced she was publishing a book dedicated to cookie sandwiches, I wasn't sure if I'd buy the book even though I'm an experienced baker who bakes 2-3 times a week. Whoopie Pies or cookie sandwiches are not my go-tos, but my oldest daughter loves anything cookie, so I went straight to baking starting with her Funfetti Cookies with Cookie Batter Buttercream recipe. Oh boy... were they delicious and SO pretty to look at! I fell in love with cookie sandwiches right then and there and couldn't stop since then.

- She has a lot of recipes in her book and they are not repetitive. Not sure how long she worked on the book, but wow. There are a lot of recipes for cookies and fillings. You will never get bored.
- Not only there are sweet cookie recipes, but also savory cookie recipes as well. And, for folks who love ice cream sandwiches, you won't be disappointed since there are plenty to try out with many variations.
- each and every recipe has a beautiful photo for bakers to picture what the outcome should look like. Someone visual like me, it is a HUGE plus. I enjoyed looking at photos thoroughly! Truly drool-worthy!!!
- her recipes are pretty simple, easy, and straightforward.
- measurements are in metrics -- another HUGE plus. I wouldn't have it any other way.
- most of cookie recipes have "Mix and Match" filling or buttercream variation, so you can easily make your 'own' cookie sandwiches to your liking.

Honestly I can't even find a thing to knitpick about this book. This will be one of the books I will pre-order, share it on my social platform, and gift to my friends and family. That's how much I adore this book and I can't wait to keep baking out of this cookbook. I cannot recommend this book enough!!!

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A fabulous, fun and unique cookbook centered around cookie sandwiches. There are so many different kinds of cookies to make and just as many fillings. There is a whole chapter dedicated to buttercreams, ganache, fruit jams and all the pictures are mouthwatering.

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I am an avid baker and cookie fan so I knew this book was right up my alley! It did not disappoint!
Gorgeous photos and easy to follow creative recipes with a great introduction. I loved that it was focused on one type of cookie with many different twists. In particular I'm looking forward to making some of the savory cookies and the ice cream sandwiches! This was a fun read and definitely a cookbook I'll be adding to my collection or gifting to friends. Highly recommend!

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This is a gorgeous cookbook. This book has easy to follow directions, simple, everyday ingredients and beautiful photos. I am a big fan of any cookbook that has pictures that accompany the recipes, I like to compare.

Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for this ARC, I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Who wouldn't love a book about just cookies??!
I adored the book. Loved the mouth watering recipes and the photos. Definitely gonna try these recipes soon!
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for the arc in exchange of an honest review.

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The pictures in this beautiful cookbook are making my mouth water! If you like sweets, this is the book for you! So many easy to follow recipes. I’m looking forward to making chocolate chip cookies with buttercream soon.

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This is a great collection of cookie sandwich recipes. From homemade Oreos to oatmeal whoopie pies and even ice cream sandwiches, this has you covered. I love baking macarons so I can't wait to try the few macaron recipes included. The chocolate recipes also seem very appealing. Overall, the recipes all seem great and the accompanying photographs are incredible. I can't wait to get baking!

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Thank you to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for an ARC for an honest review.

This was a wonderful baking book, and I know I will be making more stuffed cookie sandwiches. I made the funfetti cookies with cake buttercream for a coworker's birthday, and it was so much fun. There are more than just cookie recipes; there are filling recipes and basic recipes for creams and other baking goodness. I'm so excited to see more form Heather Mubarak and Chronicle Books.

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Stuffed was a delightful cookbook to read and perusing the photos made my mouth water. There are so many different recipes and they even include variations - this is the ultimate mix and match cookie experience. It's hard to know which recipe to start with, but I have a feeling I'm going to be making some of the fillings just to eat by themselves! I have marked several sandwich cookie recipes to try at our next cookie party and I'm definitely going to be mentioning Heather Mubarak's book to everyone. This book is great for anyone who enjoys baking cookies, but also for anyone who loves to eat them since there's something for everyone. I appreciate NetGalley allowing me to download this book. I'm off to browse Mubarak's blog for more sweet inspiration!

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Stuffed: The Sandwich Cookie Book by Heather Mubarak is loaded with cookie recipes that can be stuffed from the sweet to the savory.

The first thing you will notice about this book is the beautiful pictures of all the cookies. That alone, makes you want to make every cookie in the book. The author has sections on Thirteen Tools for Sandwich Cookie Success, Pantry Must Have for Cookie Baking, and Tips and Tricks. The recipes have a blurb about the recipe, amount it makes, ingredients, making the cookies, and assembling the cookies when indicated. The author also includes some mixes and matches with different recipes as well as the occasional notes.

The recipe sectionalong with a sample of the type of cookies is as follows:

1. Oldies But Goodies - Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (a.k.a. handmade Oreos)

2. For the Love of Chocolate - Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream

3. The Cool Cookies - Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwiches

4. Tart and Tangy - Key Lime Pie Sandwich Cookies

5. Cookies with a Kick - Spiced Chocolate Cookies with Dulce de Leche

6. Cocktail Cookies - Rosemary Pine Nut Sables with Whipped Goat Cheese

7. The Fillings chapter includes Whipped Nutella Ganache to Key Lime Pie Cream Cheese Filling to Whipped Goat Cheese Filling and all the other stuffings needed for the cookies in the book.

I couldn’t wait to pick one of the recipes to make, and I chose Black Forest Ice Cream Sandwiches. The directions were simple and typical for most cookie recipes. The only issue I had was keeping my dough cold enough to make the cookie sandwiches. The author did indicate that you have to move fast to keep the dough from softening. The ice cream sandwich cookies was delicious and left me wanting to make them all in the book.

This book is for all cookie lovers. You will not be disappointed with the assortment of cookie recipes and the fillings they are stuffed with.

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This cookbook made me want to bake all of the cookies all at once. The recipes were written in a way that made them super easy to follow and produced great results. One thing I really loved was the fact that the measurements for ingredients were given in both cups and grams so that I could get a more accurate measurement of each ingredient. This was especially great for recipes that called for the use of brown sugar. So many times a recipe I have made that included brown sugar turned out wrong because I could not get an accurate brown sugar measurement.

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Stuffed - The Sandwich Cookie Book by Heather Mubarak opens with the dedication to her mom whom she credits with teaching her “that home is where the cookies are” and what a selection of cookies these are! The photos alone are so tantalizing that it’s almost impossible to browse through this book without breaking out the baking supplies and heating up the oven. There is something for everyone in this book, from the oldies but goodies through chocolate and cookies with a kick to the cocktail cookies. I have to admit to being particularly drawn to the cocktail cookies as these are something not often seen in a cookie book. Parmesan Pizelles with Whipped Herb Cream Cheese and the Lemon Thyme Shortbread with Whipped Mascarpone Filling are very straight-forward and will definitely be in my rotation from now on. (I reviewed an advance reader copy and all opinions are my own.). I can’t wait to work my way through every cookie in this book.

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If you like cookies, and especially sandwich cookies (who in their right mind doesn’t), you’ll immediately want to pick up Heather Mubarak’s Stuffed: The Sandwich Cookie Book. This cookbook is excellent and has recipes for regular sandwich cookies like homemade Oreos, as well as whoopie pies, macarons of many flavors, and dozens of ice cream sandwich variations.

The recipes are easy to follow, and are written in the traditional manner so it’s easy for anyone, beginning to advanced bakers to make picture-perfect stuffed cookies. Not only are there dozens of actual cookies waiting to be stuffed, but there are several (I mean lots) of mouthwatering fillings consisting of salted caramel type fillings, buttercream fillings in varied flavors, different flavors of ganache, lemon curd, mascarpone and cream cheese fillings, homemade strawberry jam, and even homemade ice cream. The possibilities for filled cookies and variations with the cookies and fillings are limited only to the cook’s imagination.

Every cookie recipe is paired with a beautiful photograph, and just perusing this cookbook will invoke a desire to make a dozen or so different kinds. There are cookies for any occasion and taste.

All told, this cookbook is a fun one to add to any cookbook collection. It’s both fun to read and fun to cook from. It is well-written, and is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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If you love cookies, you’ll absolutely adore this book! I truly think some of these recipes could convert even non-cookie aficionados because these simply aren’t your everyday cookies. They’re next level—creative AND delicious! Grab this one! You won’t regret it!

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Oh my heavenly cookies! I love this book so much. The recipes are divine! The pictures are beautiful and magical! The layout of the book is so simple and easy. The categories of “cool cookies” and “cocktail cookies” are so creative! This is the perfect gift for cookie lovers everywhere!

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Calling all cookie lovers! Heather Mubarak, the creator of the popular Browned Butter Blondie blog, has curated a cookie book filled with 65 mix-and-match cookie sandwiches for every occasion. She puts together gorgeous, mouthwatering combinations, but honestly, the pairings are endless. Not in the mood for a sandwich cookie? These cookie recipes are stand alone delights. You will find recipes to bake throughout the year--for summer barbeques, think banana split ice cream sandos; for the holidays, bake the candy cane shortbread with peppermint buttercream and white chocolate drizzle; and for a friend going through a tough time, share the oatmeal cream pies with brown sugar buttercream.

This collection of cookie recipes and fillings include the following categories:

-oldies but goodies
-for the love of chocolate
-the cool cookies
-tart and tangy
-cookies with a kick
-cocktail cookies
-the fillings

I've been so excited for the release of this book. Pre-ordered! Thank you Netgalley and Chronicle Books for a preview of this wonderful cookie book!

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"Stuffed" is a creative and inventive cookbook. It's got a lot of fun flavor combos I never would've dreamed of that sound delicious. There's a few gluten-free options, although not as many as I'd hoped to see. Looking forward to trying a few.
*I received an eARC in exchange for my honest review*

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Wow! What an idea for a cookbook. Who knew that so much could be done with sandwich cookies?

This book contains what are called 65 “mix and match” recipes. They are divided into delightful sections including Oldies but Goodies; For the Love of Chocolate; The Cool Cookies; Tart and Tangy, and more. There are recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies, Hot Fudge Sundae Macarons, Spiced Chocolate Cookies with Dulce de Leche and so many more.

There are helpful beginning sections to get bakers set up. The recipes that follow are clear and the pictures will make you hungry.

This is a scrumptious title. It will surely find its audience!

Many thanks to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for this title. All opinions are my own.

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