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Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook Review:

Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook

Like many cooks, baking scares me. Baking is science. Baking means everything from the amount of the ingredients to timing has to be very precise. Even techniques have to be exact and just so. Still, who doesn’t like to eat warm from the oven baked goods?

As a cook and cookbook collector, I took to ‘Clinton St. Baking Company’ with enthusiasm because the book goes out of its way to offer simple easy to follow recipes. Even the techniques required are easy to follow. For example, I’ve been making homemade pancakes for years, but the recipe in the book offered a unique way to incorporate egg whites into the batter and the end result were the best pancakes I’ve ever made!

How many recipes have you seen for buttermilk biscuits? Thousands? But the recipe in ‘Clinton Street Baking Company’ is exceptional and produces a high, light, buttery and flaky biscuit, one of the best I’ve ever made. And the recipe is quick and easy to follow.

Written by DeDe Lahman and Neil Kleinberg, the cookbook is filled with high color, expertly shot photographs of selected recipes. And although the book offers many recipes for baked goods, it includes egg, soup and sandwich recipes. The recipe for Split-pea Soup is very good; I like split pea soup and this one is right up there with the best.

The dessert section contains some really excellent recipes like classic white birthday cake; then there’s black and white cake and flourless chocolate cake.

Some of the recipes appear to be over simplistic, but then these are recipes for the experienced cook and the beginner, all written to be relatively quick, fun and enjoyable.

‘Clinton Street Baking Company’ deserves to be included in your collection and deserves a spot in your kitchen book rack, at least until you’ve tried half a dozen of the recipes.

A Cookbook review by Larry Garascia

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  1. Avatar
    January 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I found a recipe that is from the B&B Foothill House in Calistoga Ca and they have a great chocolate Chip cookie called Sweet Dreams.

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    Jennifer Barr
    January 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is for sugar cookies

    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

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    January 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    My favorite recipe is a mock Samoas recipe very similar to the girl scout cookies. Yum!

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    Tina W
    January 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I love oatmeal chocolate chip or white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. And homemade fig newtons. And gingersnaps. And…….ok I’m a cookie glutton.
    And a biscuit recipe that is quick and easy to follow? count me in (I am a good baker, but biscuits are always an epic fail for me!)

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    jessie mayer
    January 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is the nestle toll house recipe for chocolate chip cookies! They always turn out perfect and everyone always asks for the recipe! LOL

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    January 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I love the chocolate chip cookies from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook.

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    January 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

    My favorite cookie recipe is my Mom’s date pinwheel cookies.

    nblexp (at) gmail (dot) com

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    January 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    chocolate chip cookies

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    January 13, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    My favorite cookies are the old standby, chocolate chip. But I really love brownie cookies too.

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    Karen Dorris
    January 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    My favorite (and easiest) cookie recipe is the one that starts out with a box of cake mix. I add whatever is on hand………..nuts, M&Ms, chocolate chips………………..

    kpintn / at/hotmail/dot/com

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    January 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

    My fav is chocolate chip cookies with pecans

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    January 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    My favorite recipe for cookies is Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies

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    Tami Vollenweider
    January 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I have a Recipe for Cocoons! Love Them!

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    Jessica M.
    January 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

    My favorite is chocolate no bake cookies! Thank you!

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    January 15, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I like plain old chocolate chip! captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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    LeAnn V
    January 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is for Five chip cookies, found in the Taste of Home Cookies cookbook. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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    January 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    My grandma’s dark chocolate walnut cookie recipe is my favorite!

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    Teresa Young
    January 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Crinkles

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    Vicki Wurgler
    January 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I have a recipe for banana oatmeal cookies that we love

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    Kathy Eyre
    January 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Toll House!

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    January 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I love “egg cookies”….its an italian cookie recipe made with eggs, flour and anisette….yum. very light, not too sweet and tasty. My aunt gave me the recipe.


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    January 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I have a bootleg graeter’s chocolate chunk cookie recipe!

    ky2here at msn dot com

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    January 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is for oatmeal cherry cookies

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    Denise B.
    January 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    My favorite are chocolate chip cookies.

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    crystle tellerday
    January 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    my mothers sugar cookie recipie

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    January 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is for Snickerdoodles. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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    January 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies are always awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    January 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I love mollasses or gingerbread cookies

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    Nina@The One Fantastical
    January 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is white chocolate chip & macademia nut!

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    Raven In A Blue Room
    January 16, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I like vanilla almond crescents
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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    koco & viking
    January 17, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Our favorite cookie recipe is one we created… Red Velvet Crackle. YUM! thank you!


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    Nancy Meyer
    January 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I like to make the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

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    January 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is for holiday wreathes using cornflakes, marshmallow, and red hots. They are awesome!


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    Pamela S
    January 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is triple chocolate chunk

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    January 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is for sugar cookies, yummy

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    Ed Nemmers
    January 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Oatmeal Scotchies!

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    January 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I love chocolate chip with extra chunky chips!

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    Darcy Bishop
    January 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    My favorite cookie recipe is:
    double almond cookies recipe

    1/2 cup shortening
    1/2 cup butter
    3 cups flour
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    2 T milk
    1 t vanilla
    1/2 t baking soda
    1/4 t salt

    in mixing bowl beat butter and shortening until soft–add half flour and all ingredients to butter/shortening mixture beat till mixed well–add rest of flour—shape dough into 2 8 inch rolls wrap in saran wrap and put in freezer for at least 2 hours—

    1 8oz can almond paste
    1/3 c sugar
    1/4 cup milk
    2/3 cup sliced almonds

    in medium bowl crumble almond paste add milk and sugar beat with electric mixer until smooth

    cut dough into 1/4 inch slices place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet–spread about 1 teaspoon of almond topping on each cookie and sprinkle with several sliced almonds bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned–remove and cool on wire rack

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    Molly K
    January 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    My favorite is something called Angel cookies. They are a cross between snickerdoodles and sugar cookies.

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    Colleen S
    January 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I’m a snickerdoodle girl.

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    Angela Winesburg
    January 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I love peanut butter blossoms, thanks!

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    chris sorel
    January 18, 2011 at 8:13 am

    my kids love snow ball cookies

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    JoAnn L.
    January 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

    My favorite cookie recipe is Tea Cake cookies, my aunt used to make them and of course she had no recipe. She couldn’t read or write so I had to play around with the recipe until I got it exactly like hers.

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    Alicia C.
    January 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

    My very favorite cookie is a family recipe for “Granny T’s Sugar Cookies.” Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those recipes that you just decide to make and you have cookies in 1/2 hour. You have to let the dough sit in the fridge overnight, roll it out, and keep an eye on the oven every second they are in there because they burn very easily. So, my favorite “I Need Cookies NOW” recipe is the one you make with cake mix. 1 box of devil’s food cake mix (I’ve tried other flavors and this one always turns out best), 2 eggs, and 1/2 c. oil or melted butter. Mix it all together, make walnut-sized balls, plop them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and toss into the oven @ 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until the tops look cracked. You can mix in anything you want – chocolate chips, nuts… I often make little mini-cookies and make sandwich cookies out of them with buttercream icing.
    Geez… you DID want an actual recipe, right?! LOL
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

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    January 18, 2011 at 9:33 am

    My favorite is a sugar cookie made with powered sugar instead of granulated.

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    Kat Emerick
    January 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

    My fave is the Apricot Horns ( a old family recipe)

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    January 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

    My favorite cookie recipe is for cut-out sugar cookies

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    January 18, 2011 at 10:54 am

    My favorite cookie recipe is for cut-out sugar cookies.

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    Susan D
    January 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Here’s another vote for the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, which they include on their chocolate chip packages

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    January 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

    My favorite cookie recipe is an old time called Melting Moments, the cookie itself is like a sugar cookie but with much more cornstarch and cream of tarter. Then it’s topped with a cream cheese frosting. LOVE these! They really do melt in your mouth.
    I’d LOVE to have this cookbook, went there when I visited NY with my mom. We had to wait over 2 hours for a table, but it was well worth it. Thanks so much for the chance!

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    January 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    My Christmas sugar cookies are a family favorite, with my peanut butter cookies being a close second

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    kathy pease
    January 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm


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    1 c. soft butter
    1/2 c. packed brown sugar
    1/2 c. granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    2 tsp. vanilla
    2 c. flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
    1/2 c. milk
    1 c. raisins
    1 c. chopped nuts
    2 c. Quaker oats

    Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Mix well. Stir in oats, raisins and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

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    susan smoaks
    January 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    my mother’s sugar cookie recipe is my favorite!

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    January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I love Cook’s Illustrated chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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    Diane Baum
    January 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    My all time favorite is chocolate chips

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    January 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    My favorite cookie to make is Thumbprint cookies

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    January 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    my favorite is chocolate chip cookies

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    Mary J
    January 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I like basic sugar cookies.

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    Michelle H.
    January 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I have several cookie recipes that I love. I would say that chocolate chip cookies are one of my comfort foods, so I would guess it is one of my good chocolate chip cookie recipes.

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    Veronica Garrett
    January 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is my favorite.

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    January 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I like Peanut Butter Cookies with a Hershey Kiss.

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    Gladys Parker
    January 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Chocolate chip

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    January 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    My favorite are oatmeal chocolate chip with milk and dark chocolate.

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    January 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I love big, soft sugar cookies.

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