Cookies & Beer
By Jonathan Bender
$19.99, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Experienced beer drinkers have walked the cheese-pairing route and experimented with chocolates. Beer dinners with thoughtful menus are de rigueur and often go the route of classy over comfort. Now consider the humble cookie, a (usually) rounded sweet treat that can go from a big pile to a plate of crumbs quickly. While the cookie is best friends with milk, Bender shows us that it has a side thing going on with beer. With inventive recipes along with inspired beer pairings, you’ll be reaching for the stand mixer and the bottle opener at the same time. It’s all the fun of being an adult but feeling like a kid.
John is the editor of All About Beer Magazine and the author of three books, including The American Craft Beer Cookbook. Find him on Twitter @John_Holl.