The Harvard Common Press and Lauren Chattman
After earning her Ph.D. in English and teaching for two years at Yale University, Chattman moved to New York City with her husband and newborn daughter and enrolled in a professional pastry and baking program at The Institute for Culinary Education. Upon completion of an apprenticeship under Franछois Payard at Restaurant Daniel, Chattman was hired as pastry chef at the prestigious Nick and Toni's restaurant in East Hampton, New York. She now develops her desserts in her own kitchen and focuses on making use of her store of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that enable busy cooks and bakers to create high-quality, family-pleasing food without a lot of fuss.
Chattman is the best-selling author of several cookbooks. She is also the co-author, with Roland Mesnier, of Roland Mesnier's From Basic to Beautiful Cakes and Dessert University. Her recipes have appeared in Bon Appétit, Cook's Illustrated, Metropolitan Home, Redbook, and The New York Times. She has appeared on Today and QVC, demonstrating her knack for making delicious desserts in record time, and has been a spokesperson for Jif peanut butter and Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough.
In Mom's Big Book of Cookies, published by The Harvard Common Press, Lauren Chattman offers 200 recipes for cookies that kids will eagerly devour. And all of the cookies have been taste-tested and approved by her own children and their friends and schoolmates. With recipes that are quick, easy, and feature deliciously kid-friendly flavors, this book is the perfect resource for parents faced with any number of occasions, such as birthday parties, school bake sales, or bad-weather days when everyone is stuck in the house.