Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cookbook Review: Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts, Homemade Gingersnap Cookie Butter AND a GIVEAWAY!

When Quirk Books contacted me and asked if I was interested in reviewing the cookbook, Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts I couldn't imagine how there could be an entire cookbook devoted to sprinkles!  I mean...sprinkles?  Sure they are fun and whimsical...but a whole book??

Boy was I surprised when the book arrived.  (Disclaimer: I received this cookbook for free to review from the publisher.  The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are entirely mine and I have not received payment for them.)

Sprinkles!  Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts by Jackie Alpers is a delightful paperback book with 144 pages of wonderful recipes and recipe ideas, as well as a tutorial on sprinkles themselves.  I mean, who knew there was a "World of Sprinkles", each kind with their own "personality" out there!?  Jackie even shows you how to make your own sprinkles in this book!  How fun is that??





With recipe titles such as Fairy Bread Sandwiches (pg. 39) , Malted Milk Ball Crispy Treats (pg. 47), and Orange Dreamsicle Cookies (pg. 91), you will want to check out this book for yourself! There are tons of gorgeous photos to compliment the recipes too!

I was most intrigued by a recipe for homemade Gingersnap Cookie Butter (pg. 42).  You know, the kind like you can buy from Trader Joe's or the infamous Biscoff Spread...made at home...right in your own kitchen with minimal effort and adorned with gorgeous sprinkles!  So I decided to try my hand at it.




You begin making the cookie butter by processing 16 small gingersnap cookies into a fine crumb.  Make sure you buy gingersnaps you like, because they are the base of the cookie butter. 


You then add 1 TBS brown sugar, 1 TBS cinnamon (or less, I'd do only 1 tsp next time I make it, the full TBS was a bit overwhelming for me), 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and a pinch of nutmeg, and while the food processor is running, drizzle in a TBS of vegetable oil (I used canola).


Then, with the blade running, you add just enough cool water to turn it into the consistency of peanut butter, about 1/3 to 1/2 cup.  Put your cookie butter into a jar and layer with sprinkles of your choice!  How fun and easy is that?? 


And this stuff is AH-mazing on fresh apple slices!!  Oh my! 


For more information on this book, including how and where to purchase it, visit www.quirkbooks.com/sprinkles

Now...who would like a FREE copy for themselves?   Quirk Books has graciously offered to ship a copy of this book out to one of YOU simply by entering the giveaway below!  

*Please note:  You must use the Rafflecopter box below to enter this contest by logging in and completing at least one of the required tasks as asked and then confirming it within the Rafflecopter box. This giveaway is open to Continental US addresses only.  No PO boxes. ( Sorry.) For a list of terms and conditions, see the link below.  This giveaway will end on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12am EST

32 comments:

  1. OH MMM GEEEE!!! I LOVE cookie butter and that sprinkle cake on the cover is stupendous! Great post, Renee, you made me want the cookbook :)

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  2. Wow! That butter looks amazing! I like sprinkles in sugar cookies

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  3. Sprinkles on cakes and sugar cookies is my favorite!
    Hot Cocoa for the kids!

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  4. You had me at homemade ginger snaps! Love the blog!

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  5. Sprinkles on rainbow colored cakes! Beautiful (and tasty)!

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  6. Oooh! This book looks awesome! Great blog! :)

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  7. I love this idea! My niece would go crazy over this!

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  8. Very cool. I really want to get my hands on this book and see what else it has in store.

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  9. Great photos! Looks like it has some great ideas. Wow. I'll have to take a look at this cookbook. Thanks for sharing because otherwise I probably would not have considered a cookbook like this.

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  11. What a fun idea for a cookbook! My favorite way to use sprinkles would have to be to decorate sugar cookies at Christmas. Good memories there for sure :)

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  12. Wow- that Gingerbread Cookie Butter looks amazing- I can't wait to see what else is in the book!

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  13. Sprinkles are such fun, and so festive! I put them on rainbow cookies.

    DebNJoizee919@aol.com

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  14. We make cut-out sugar cookies for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter . . . you name it! Always with sprinkles on top!

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  15. Dropping in to bring some love from the Daily Blog Boost--and to say that the Gingersnap Butter sounds AMAZING! I'm totally entering your giveaway. :) I normally like sprinkles on sugar cookies with a thick layer of frosting on top...or on my ice cream. But I did see a recipe today for hot chocolate that called for sprinkles on top!
    Thanks for linking up! :)

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  16. I want this book for my friend who LOVES sprinkles on everything! She is 16 yrs old and has had a brain tumor since she was 3. She bakes cookies for Ll her doctors and hospital staff at Children's Healthcare Atlanta. She would Flip over thos book!

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  17. Oh my goodness, I WANT this cookbook! Sprinkles literally make anything in life better :-)

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  18. I can put sprinkles on anything and it immediately becomes 10 times better to my kids! But gingersnap cookie butter?! I am so there.

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  19. Cupcakes. Gotta have sprinkles on cupcakes.

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  20. My kids love, love, love sprinkles!

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  21. My favorite way to use sprinkles is on sugar cookie cut outs.

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  22. How fun! That gingernsap butter...I think I need to make that for my Dad for Christmas. He would be in heaven! My favorite way to use sprinkles is on cupcakes. DUH! ;)

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  23. Now THESE are some awesome close up pictures! I love the sprinkles! Thanks for joining Click Chicks! Next week is Halloween. Hope to see you there!

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  24. I like to put them in the batter of homemade angel food cakes and on the icing. mommafox1943 at msn dot com

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  25. Your photo's are awesome and these look like great recipes. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. I love sprinkles on cake donuts!

    lahhough at cox dot net

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