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Sep 10, 2007 06:35 PM

Big Fat Cookies

I just got this cookbook out of the library, and WOW!!!! I made the Pumkin Butterscotch cookies, and they are fantastic. They are all big and fat, and I can hardly wait to make some of the other one's, like Peanut Butter Cup cookies!!! The sad thing is, the book is out of print and shows up online for $99. A bit pricy for me. Has anyone else made anything from it? The author is Elinor Klivans.

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    1. re: OldDog

      Thanks so much. I just went to BFC's and bought it. Happy baking to me!!! And yes to Pawsinhand, the lemon whoopie pies are there. Woopie, now I can make them. Again, thanks one and all. I love these boards!!!

    2. I'm seeing it on Amazon in paper back new or used starting at $5.86, plus s&h.

      Also see it on eBay's for the same, $5.86, plus s&h.

      1. Yes, I have that cookbook and it's been a while since I've used it, but I loved what I made. I think there is a recipe in that one for lemon whoopie pies? I remember really liking them.

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        1. re: Pawsinhand

          TELL TELL TELL!!!
          Lemon whoopie pies??
          Recipe wanted!!!
          Can someone post the ingredients, and any unusual instructions? I've made the normal whoopie pies many times, and they're always a hit. Lemon would nominate me for sainthood. (I'll look around online for it as well)


          1. re: violabratsche


            The recipe for lemon whoopie pies is in Elinor Klivans' cookbook "Big Fat Cookies" It's on page 104. I don't think I am allowed to post due to copyright issues. These are very yummy and the cookbook is great.


        2. I had never heard of this book before, nor was I in the market for yet another cookbook, but this one looks too perfect - just sent my order through on Amazon!

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          1. re: pamalamb

            Believe me, the last thing I need is another cookbook, but this one is great. Speaking of another cookbook, try Bittersweet by Alice Medrich. She is fantastic. Not only the recipes, but all the information she gives you. I did make the Bittersweet Decadence Cookies, and they are to die for, of course with all the chocolate in them you just might!! Again another library find, and I suppose another cookbook to add to my collection. Next I am going to try the Molten Chocolate-Rasberry Cakes, for a dinner that I'm invited to, and I'm to make the dessert. Let you all know how it turns out!!! That's if I can still fit in my size 8 pants to make it to the dinner!!

            1. re: Mother of four

              I just got my copy, and I'm pysched. The only problem is, they should have made the pages waterproof, because I want to lick them all, the pictures look so good!

          2. I love this cookbook! I've made a number of the recipes, usually smaller in size so I end up with more, and they've all been good.

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            1. re: Chocolatechipkt

              Okay, now I have to get this book. I am a cookbookaholic. And a cookie freak as well. Thanks for the info. The publishers are going to see a sharp increase in sales all of a sudden and be like"what the ....?" LOL