Review: The Cookies & Cups Cookbook

Posted May 1, 2016 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 2 Comments

Review: The Cookies & Cups CookbookThe Cookies & Cups Cookbook by Shelly Jaronsky
Published by Gallery Books on April 12, 2016
Genres: Cookbook
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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.

The Cookies & Cups Cookbook is a delicious collection of over 125 sweet and savory recipes. This cookbook is divided in two sections – desserts and dinner. As a fan of sweets I loved how the desserts are first in the cookbook. The recipes have a different range of difficulty so readers will find many delicious choices to match their cooking expertise. My family are chocoholics so we selected to try The Fudgiest Brownies recipe. Not only was it because of the chocolate but because our mouth watered from the picture.


I confess that I am a lazy cook. I avoid recipes that have too many ingredients or complicated steps. So as soon as I read the recipe I knew I found one that had a good chance for success. And I was right! Each step of the recipe was clear for me to follow; even the amount of time to cook was exact. The recipe and I was a perfect match! And when my family tried the finish product they were speechless. Minutes passed before anyone told me what they thought. They were too preoccupied with eating the brownies. This was so easy to make and tasted so delicious. I will never buy a boxed brownie mix again!


I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Check out the other reviews from my street team friends:


Blueberry Cobbler Cheesecake Bars – Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Cashew Chicken – Jacqueline at Jacqueline’s Reads

Flourless Chocolate Cookies, Confetti White Chocolate Bars, Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Baked Potato, Grilled Pesto Shrimp – Katrina at Bookish Things and More

Taco Pasta & Toffee-Speckled Banana Bread – Kat at KT Book Reviews

Pretzel Frosting – Victoria at Art, Books & Coffee

Over The Top Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie – Reanell at Book Babes Unite


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2 responses to “Review: The Cookies & Cups Cookbook

  1. Okay I’m not into cookbooks but I saw the cover of this post on Bloglovin and had to click. Those cookies look good… ha ha. Hope you’re having a good weekend!

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    • Kathy

      You’re funny Greg! You should see the pictures inside. That is why we selected the brownies to try. They were really good!!