Today I am excited to share a recipe and my review of The Cookies & Cups Cookbook by Shelly Jaronsky featuring 125 sweet & savory recipes reminding you to always eat dessert first! Grab a cup of coffee, tea or your favorite drink and enjoy….
by Shelly Jaronsky
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Wildly popular Cookies & Cups blogger Shelly Jaronsky’s eagerly anticipated cookbook features all-new, mouth-watering, delectable sweet treats 100% guaranteed to make you want to eat dessert first.
Shelly Jaronsky has a problem. She’s an addict. Of the buttercream variety.
“Chronicling my life in sugar” has been Shelly’s motto since the inception of her insanely frequented dessert blog, Cookies & Cups. With recipes ranging from the deliciously decadent (her S’mores Fudge Bars will make you seriously reconsider everything you thought you knew about baked goods) to the deceptively simple (her Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie will become an instant staple in your baking repertoire), The Cookies & Cups Cookbook truly has something for everyone, from the cooking novice to the seasoned chef.
Now you can bring Shelly’s signature style into your own kitchen with more than 125 no-fail recipes, including some reader-approved favorites and a special bonus section dedicated to the quick and savory side of cooking. Authored in the witty, intimate style of the blog that draws more than three million monthly page views and a social following of more than seven hundred thousand fans, The Cookies & Cups Cookbook is the go-to source for all things flavorful, accessible, and irresistibly tasty.
Drool worthy photos and organized for ease of use the Cookies & Cups Cookbook offers comfort food recipes, to die for sweets, frosting and more.
Part one delivers desserts from bars to party snacks for friends and families. Spice up your pound cake with one of the thirteen frosting recipes including pretzel frosting! The cookbook has sixteen cake recipes with beautiful pictures that had me drooling. I was tempted to lick the page. How do Caramel Salted Cupcakes sound or perhaps a Banana Blonde-Bottomed Cheesecake is more your speed.
The second part is all about dinner. It features sections on pizza and pasta, salads and sandwiches and a whole section on family favorites. Within the second half you will find breadcrumb pasta, a fabulous mac and cheese and sandwiches that will delight the palate. I have already made a few recipes and found the ingredients could easily be found at my local grocer. The directions are simple, clear and concise. There is a Bacon and Pea pasta recipe that was absolutely delicious. Nom-Nom.
Blueberry Cobbler Cheesecake Bars with Macadamia Nut Crust
- 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 11/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 12 ounces of cream cheese,at room temperature
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups fresh blueberries, or frozen and thawed
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 7 tablespoons cold salted butter, cubed
- Crust-Preheat oven to 350 F Line 9 x 13-inch baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
- In large bowl, mix together melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, flour, coconut, nuts and granulated sugar. Press mixture evenly into bottom of the prepared pan.
- Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove, but leave oven on.
- Stir in the blueberries carefully and pour mixture over the warm crust.
- Cheesecake Layer-Using mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until smooth, scraping sides as necessary. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until smooth with each additions. Add vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
- Streusel Topping-In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and butter mixing with a pastry cutter or your hands by forming the mixture into large crumbs.
- Sprinkle the streusel topping over the cream cheese filling and return pan to oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until the center is set.
- Cool the bars in the pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes and then cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to chill completely.
- Cut into bars when you are ready to serve.
Servings : 30 bars Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
These bars were so good..it was almost sinful. I chose to use fresh blueberries. The directions were clear, concise and easy to follow making baking these a no-brainer. The author says they will keep in the fridge for 3 days…um they didn’t even make it 2 days in my house. Nom-nom-nom.
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Sounds like this is a cookbook my family and I need! Thanks so much for sharing this!
It has so many wonderful recipes
Wow!!! These look amazing and very yummy. I’m going to give them a shot.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!
I rarely do anything that involves cooked fruit-with the exception of apple. I do love blueberries though and blueberry muffins! This looks like a yummy cookbook though-Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies has me interested! And salted caramel anything is good with me as well! Pretzel frosting? I am in! Thanks for sharing Kimberly 🙂
LOL my girls want me to make the pretzel frosting this weekend!
A Belle's Tales
Fantastic! All the noms! This is going straight in the recipe box and that book on our wish list! Thank you for making us drool on the laptop 😉
~Michele & Mckenzie
This has so many yummy recipes and easy enough for both of you to do together!
Oh my gosh those cheesecake bars have me drooling over here!!!
They were so good, I hope you make them!
I saved the recipe so maybe sometime. 😀 I used to bake a lot, but not so much anymore.
The Bibliophile Babe
I ned that. All of it.
OMG! The blueberry cobbler cheesecake bars look and sound delish! I’ll have see if I can find this cookbook. I like that there are recipes for dinner as well as dessert!
They were so good…I am anxious to make more of the goodies!
Yummy!!!! I am ready for dessert! Thanks for the recipe.
You’re welcome Cindy..enjoy!
OMG, that all looks so good and so very fattening. 🙂
I try to pretend it is healthy since it has fruit!
That looks soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! I saw the picture you posted on FB not too long ago of the bowl of fat blueberries. Now I see what you did with them. lol. I think I’m going to stop at the bakery on my way home to tide me over until I have time to bake.
Actually those we mixed in yogurt with granola.
The bacon and pea pasta sounds great and the desserts really make me hungry. I like the idea that the ingredients are the usual to be found in the grocery store.
It was so good Sophia..light and refreshing 🙂
well desserts here I come. Thanks Kim!
Nom Nom Nom!
Everything on this page looks delish! Thanks for sharing!
So far everything I have tried was delicious!
Thanks for the recipe! Yum-Yum…I’m on my way out to buy blueberries and cream cheese!
Melissa (Books and Things)
OMG! It is completely your fault if I show up on your doorstep. Honestly, I don’t see how this dessert would last more than a day! *nom* 😀
I have coffee, stop on over!
Yummy! That recipe sounds decadent. The crust alone, I could eat without the cheesecake. I almost bought this cookbook, but I really try not to make sweets… which is so hard.
The family meal recipes and sandwich recipes balance out the sweets Heidi.
What a fun cookbook! That’s great you’ve made some of the items already. Those bars looks absolutely delicious.
We have had fun trying different meals, sweets and sandwiches. 🙂
Sounds like a great cookbook and that sounds really good.
It is lovely. I like when the directions are clear with images of what I am making 🙂
I was already hungry now this post is making my stomach growl!
Ooo sorry….I see baking in your future 🙂
Looks like delicious stuff! I’m gluten free and vegetarian so I have to get specialty cookbooks. But really I’m not a fan of cooking or baking. Though I do love to eat food I prefer someone else makes it (which is rather hard due to my ‘diet’ of no meat or gluten).
Yes, speciality diets are difficult to get prepared.
Tyler H. Jolley
Oh man, this books is not going to help my diet. Oddly, I’ve heard photographing food is much harder than people. I wonder if she photographs her own creations?
I went to my book and look, yes photographer Shelly Jaronsky did the photos.
Karen @For What It’s Worth
That was easy…enjoy!
oh my goodness
I WANT to eat these right now
I swear I didn’t just lick my screen. LOL That looks really yummy. I love blueberries and cheesecake, so right up my alley. Not sure how I feel about pretzel frosting. But yum for most of it.
These sound amazing. 😀
Lots of noms Tonyalee!
Oh fun! So many recipes I think I would love in here Kim!
These are easy enough to follow that the kiddos could help!
Why would you do this to me Kim? NOW I’M STARVING! I want mac and cheese, all the cookies and of course your delicious cobbler cheesecake bars. Damn you. 🙂
Sorry. *hands you bar.*
Despite my being a disaster in the kitchen I love cookery books full of delicious recipes and this one certainly looks the part.
I think baking is easier, but even the meal recipes are very simple and have clear directions
Wow! You went all out on the recipe!! Macadamia wha??? Way over my head 😉 Great job, girlie! You beat me on the complex recipe front!!! These do look yummy!!! I will have to try these, minus the macawawa (yes, I do know what those are, I just don’t do nuts)
Omg..I love nuts..lol You could leave those out of the crust 🙂
They look amazing! I’m making the garlic bread pasta for dinner tonight and going to give the Key Lime Pie cookies a try tomorrow. I can’t wait! I don’t think the blueberry cheesecake bars would make it very long here either. I have a feeling every time I walked by the refrigerator I’d want “just a little taste”.
Yum Katherine, I am so delighted about how many good recipes are in this book 🙂
My mouth is drooling just looking at this recipe. I love blueberries and anything that has blueberries in it. I’m saving this recipe to try later. Then, I’ll go on a diet. 😉
I love blueberries too and usually make cobbler but cheesecake cobbler..hello!
Mmmm yum yum
Indeed..so many noms!!