Review: The Cookies & Cups Cookbook by Shelly Jaronsky

Posted April 26, 2016 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from XOXperts in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Cookies & Cups Cookbook by Shelly JaronskyThe Cookies & Cups Cookbook: 125+ sweet & savory recipes reminding you to Always Eat Dessert First by Shelly Jaronsky
Published by Gallery Books on April 12th 2016
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: XOXperts
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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.


This is such a fun cookbook.  The images are amazing, and some of the recipes I’ve tried have been delicious.  I liked going through and looking at the yummy pictures while working on my meal plan.  The recipes are very easy to follow, and most can be made pretty quickly.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

While my kiddos didn’t care for this recipe, the folks at work did.  They were eaten not long after I put them in the kitchen.  I thought they had a very rich taste.

Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Confetti White Chocolate Bars

These were ridiculously easy to make. I didn’t get a picture because Wee One dug in as soon as she could.  She really liked them.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Baked Potato

This recipe takes a bit longer.  But that’s only because of making sure not to scorch the cheese sauce.  The Hubs wasn’t sure about the whole in a potato thing, but it was still really good.  The perfect mixture of everything.

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Baked Potato
Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Baked Potato

Grilled Pesto Shrimp

I’m not gonna lie.  Looking at the mixture marinating the shrimp, it didn’t look appetizing at all.  But once the shrimp hit the grill they smelled delicious.  The end result wasn’t bad either.  Boy Child devoured 4 skewers before saying he was full.

Grilled Pesto Shrimp
Grilled Pesto Shrimp

Overall the recipes I tried were fabulous. I can’t wait to try a few more, especially the scones.



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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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