The King Arthur Baking Company has long been a go-to resource for beginner as well as serious home bakers, and there’s a good reason for that: their recipes work. And that’s why we also love their newly revised book, The King Arthur Baking Company’s Essential Cookie Companion (Countryman Press, 2021), a must-have guide to making cookies ranging from chewy chocolate chippers to shortbread to global favorites such as macarons, biscotti, linzer cookies and gianduja wafers. There are over 400 cookie recipes in this collection, and you’ll want to make all of them, right now. Along with recipes, you’ll also find lots of great tips and techniques here, including the best way to beat egg whites, how to cream butter and sugar and why you should refrigerate your cookie dough before baking. There are also lots of beautiful images in this book, which really is, as the title suggests, an essential resource for home bakers and cookie lovers of all levels.