Friday, January 10, 2014

"Macarons, Cookies, Bars & Biscotti"

Later this year, I will be hosting one of my most important teas ever. You see, a dear friend of mine's daughter is getting married, and I am going to have the honor of hosting the Bridesmaids' Luncheon! I had the pleasure of hosting Cydney at tea parties when she was a little girl, so I am beside myself that I get to play a part in her wedding festivities. (Or "festivi-teas," depending on one's outlook.) I'm already thinking macarons will be a part of the tea-style luncheon, so when I saw "Macarons, Cookies, Bars & Biscotti" at Barnes & Noble, I knew I needed a copy.

The photography in this book is just lovely, including the Table of Contents. The book was just $7.98, which I thought was very reasonable for a 128-page book.

Here's the intro to the chapter on Plain & Filled Cookies. Isn't it pretty? There are so many great-sounding recipes in this book, including Pistachio & Orange Blossom Macarons (Queen Victoria wore orange blossoms on her wedding day), Amaretti Cookies, Brandy Snaps, Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Cookies and Rich Chocolate Hazelnut Bars. There are several recipes which include passionfruit, like the meringues above, and I think at least one of these might be fitting for a bridal luncheon. I'm also hoping to "up my game" on iced sugar cookies this year so I can make some in the shape of bridesmaids' dresses for the girls. Wouldn't that be fun! I'm now on the lookout for any recipes that look really *spectacular* that are related to weddings and bridal events, because I'd love to make this a truly splendid luncheon!


  1. How exciting! I'm sure you will make this bridesmaids luncheon amazingly special. This book looks like it would be quite helpful, thanks for sharing it. Happy planning!

  2. It sounds like you are going to make this luncheon very special with all your baked goodies. Macarons in the colours for the wedding would be awesome.
    Can't wait until the photos from this event are shared.

  3. Knowing you, the bridesmaids luncheon/tea will be wonderful, Angela! I'll look forward to upcoming posts.

  4. This book looks beautiful! Your participation in the bridesmaids luncheon will be perfect. Can't wait to here the details!

  5. Oh are you gonna have fun! I bet you'll have a tough time deciding though...too many wonderful choices! I hope you'll be taking photos when the time comes!

  6. What lovely photography. Can't wait to see your bride's maid luncheon. What fun!


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