A must – have for chocolate lovers and a fresh, original take on a favorite subject, A Baker’s Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies is a collection of 75 mouthwatering cookies presented in a user – friendly format and fun design. America’s favorite cookie gets the star treatment with recipes ranging from kid – friendly to decidedly grown up, using white, milk, semisweet, and bittersweet chocolate chips and chunks. Every cookie is photographed in full color, and each recipe features entries explaining the Type (drop cookie, rolled, shaped, or bar), Description (appearance, taste, surrounding traditions), Field Notes (tips and further information), Lifespan (storage information and how long the cookie will stay fresh), and Related Species (variations). Special graphic icons indicate which cookies are fun to make with kids, which freeze well, which ship well, which are quick to make, and more. There are also loads of ” Good Cookie Tips” sprinkled throughout. Often the first cookie that kids learn to bake, this easy – to – pull – together combination of basic ingredients becomes a deliciously addictive springboard for a lifetime of experimentation. The world of chip – filled possibilities is huge; Toll House relatives include Milk Chocolate Chip Banana Streusel Cookies and Espresso White Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Newfangled cookies include Caramel Chocolate Turtle Cookies and Coconut Chocolate Chip Snowballs. And cookie boundaries are explored with Mocha Walnut Chip Meringues and Chocolate Polka – Dot Mint Crackles.